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Block anti-LGBT politicians from taking office with Basic Rights Oregon!

This year, newly registered voters will turn out in record numbers to vote for President. But will those voters move LGBT rights forward in Oregon, or will they bring our work to a halt until 2010?

This year in Oregon, we have the opportunity to take out some of the most anti-LGBT elected officials Oregon has to offer.

We can defeat former Eugene mayor Jim Torrey, a career politician who watered down Eugene’s nondiscrimination ordinance, excluding transgender Oregonians from critical protections. And we can replace Rep. Karen Minnis, who single-handedly delayed domestic partnerships and nondiscrimination for over two years, with fair-minded upstart Nick Kahl.

But with just 7 days left, the clock is ticking for pro-LGBT candidates in Oregon. These crucial races could be decided by as little as 200 votes—and just three hours in the next week can ensure a victory for LGBT rights on election day!

In Portland, contact [email protected] or respond to this message to get involved.
In Eugene, Corvallis and Salem, contact [email protected] to get involved.
In Southern Oregon, contact [email protected] to get involved.
Plus, scroll down to check out a limited schedule of volunteer events in Portland and Eugene.

This week, we can take out the most right-wing politicians in Oregon. Join Basic Rights Oregon in the next 7 days to make sure that voters turn out in these crucial state and local races—and that LGBT rights can continue to move forward in Oregon!


Aubrey Harrison
Portland Metro Field Organizer
503/222.6151 x109 | [email protected]
Basic Rights Oregon |

Help us get out the pro-LGBT vote at BRO’s downtown Portland office! We’ll be calling voters on:
- Tuesday, October 28th from 6:00-9:00 pm
- Wednesday, October 29th from 6:00-9:00 pm
- Thursday, October 30th from 6:00-9:00 pm
- Sunday, November 2nd from 5:00-8:00 pm
- Monday, November 3rd from 6:00-9:00 pm

Plus, help us defeat two anti-immigrant measures in Columbia County by calling voters this Saturday at BRO’s downtown Portland office from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm! Contact [email protected] for more information.

- Every day, 10am-4pm: Hold a sign or hand out flyers for campus visibility!
- Every day this week: Meet at the Kitty Piercy office (1280 Willamette Street) at 2:00 pm to knock on doors of 800 key student voters.
- Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm: Green and gold canvass of U of O—with a special prize for the person decked out in the most Duck gear!
- Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm: Meet at the Kitty Piercy office (1280 Willamette Street) to canvass the Whiteaker neighborhood.
- Saturday, 4:30pm-8:00pm: Kamikaze phoning from the BRO office at Whiteaker Elementary! Bring your cell phone.
- Sunday, 12:00 noon-8:30pm: TransPhoning the Election at the BRO office – Bring your cell phone! Trans folks and their allies are encouraged to come phone with BRO for a few hours.

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