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March 20, 2018 (PORTLAND, OR) — Oregon NOW enthusiastically endorses Governor Kate Brown,
recognizing Governor Brown’s proven record of championing policies for equality and social justice and her
commitment to make Oregon a place where every person has the opportunity to thrive.
Brown’s entire career has been dedicated to advocating for vulnerable women and children. A few
highlights from her long career in public service:
• Helping to pass Oregon’s groundbreaking Family and Medical Leave Act (OFLA) as a state legislator,
• Raising the minimum wage,
• Ensuring that all working Oregonians have paid sick leave,
• Guaranteeing access to reproductive health care, and
• Passing common sense gun safety legislation.
On these important issues and others including equal pay, LGBTQ equality, and racial equity and justice,
Oregonians could not ask for a stronger advocate than Governor Brown.
Michelle Ganow-Jones, Executive Director of Oregon NOW, had this to say about Oregon NOW’s
endorsement of Governor Brown:
“Particularly in these troubling times, we are grateful to Governor Kate Brown for
standing for justice and defending our state’s values. We can trust Governor Brown to
fight for the rights of women and girls and to ensure that the policies of our state
support the most vulnerable Oregonians. Governor Brown shares NOW’s values and
vision for Oregon and we are proud to endorse her continued leadership.”
We are confident that Governor Brown will continue to be a leading advocate as Governor and we welcome
four more years of her leadership.