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Endorsements for Kate

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 01:00

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American Federation of Teachers

"Our members chose to endorse the governor because of her work to fund our schools, colleges and universities—along with increasing the minimum wage, passing paid sick leave, and standing for the right for working people to join together in union." - AFT statement.

AFSCME Council 75

"We know Kate Brown stands with working people and her values don’t waver." - AFSCME statement.

American Postal Workers Union

Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

 “We must ensure that Oregon remains a leader in LGBTQ equality and we need a Governor who will fight every day for our community.” - Amy Herzfeld-Copple, Co-Executive Director.

Building and Construction Trades Council

"Governor Brown has worked hard to create jobs for construction workers in Oregon; jobs which can support our families and improve our communities. Her leadership in getting transportation investment funded in the 2017 Oregon Legislature is absolutely commendable.  We’re excited to see what she can accomplish in another term as our Governor.” - Tim Frew, Executive Secretary.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

"Governor Brown has made gun violence prevention a pillar of her administration during her first term. She is committed to saving lives in Oregon and has taken action to do just that...Governor Brown is a strong ally and leader in the effort to reduce American gun violence. We enthusiastically endorse her re-election for Governor."

Emily's List

“Kate has dedicated her entire career to public service, advocating for middle-class families, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, and women." - Stephanie Schriock, President.

Giffords, Courage to fight Gun Violence

"Giffords is proud to endorse Kate Brown, a leader who has the courage stand up to the corporate gun lobby and who will never stop working to make Oregon communities safer.” - Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.

Human Rights Campaign

 “Helping to improve the lives of countless people, Governor Brown has worked tirelessly to make the principles of fairness and equality a priority for Oregon." - HRC President Chad Griffin

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

"[IUPAT] appreciates [Gov. Brown's] support on issues important to Organized Labor along with working families."    - Phillip Lindquist, Director of Government Affairs.


"Kate is the only LGBTQ Governor in the nation. As Governor, she has increased the minimum wage, passed paid sick leave, reduced the cost of community college, and funded full day kindergarten. Let her continue to fight for you!"

The Mother PAC

“Kate Brown is the right choice for mothers and caregivers in Oregon. Governor Brown has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to women and families over her decades of public service. Throughout her career she has been a vocal champion of family and medical leave, ensuring access to women’s health care, raising wages, and preventing gender discrimination.” - Andrea Paluso, Executive Director of The Mother PAC.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

“Kate Brown is a true champion for choice. She has been clear and consistent in her stance that all people have should have access to the reproductive healthcare services that they need. We can count on Kate to protect our right to safe and legal abortion from threats at the state and federal level." - Grayson Dempsey, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC Executive Director.

National Organization for Women (NOW) - Oregon

Particularly in these troubling times, we are grateful for Governor Kate Brown’s elected stand for justice and who defend 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.” - Michelle Ganow-Jones, Executive Director.

Oregon AFL-CIO

 “Governor Brown has stood by our side. She has shown time and time again that she is a leader who will do everything she can to make Oregon a state where working people prosper.” - Tom Chamberlain, Exec. Director

Oregon Education Association

"Educators are proud to endorse Governor Kate Brown in her race for re-election. Governor Brown has long been a champion for students and educators and we know she’ll fight alongside us to improve and fully fund our schools." - OEA statement.

Oregon Laborers Union

"The men and women of the Oregon Laborers Union stand with Governor Brown because she stands with us.  The Governor has fought tirelessly for more construction jobs, while protecting fair pay, good benefits, and job site safety.  The Laborers are proud to call Kate Brown Governor, and look forward to her continued leadership."

Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

"[Kate Brown] has fought for safer working conditions, better staffing levels, and retirement security to address the needs of a 21st century public safety workforce." - Bob Livingstone, President of the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

“In the race for governor, OLCV is proud to stand with our Environmental Champion of the Year, Governor Kate Brown. She earned both OLCV’s early endorsement and our top award because as our governor, she has protected our public lands, fought to reduce toxic air pollution, and worked to make Oregon a leader in the fight against climate change." - Doug Moore, Executive Director.

Oregon Nurses Association

“Governor Brown has demonstrated a deep understanding of nurses’ values and the needs of the patients we serve,” said ONA member Alan Helyer, MPH, MBA, RN. “From expanding access to health care to improving nurse staffing standards, Governor Brown has made it clear she stands firmly with nurses and Oregonians across the state.

Oregon School Employees Association

“Brown has been an attentive and devoted voice for working people and Oregon’s children ever since her days in the Oregon Legislature. She has carried these values with her through her rise to the state’s top elected office." - Tim Stoelb, President.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

"Now more than ever, Oregonians need a women's health champion like Governor Kate Brown. Thanks to her bold leadership, no-cost contraception is safeguarded in Oregon, despite the ongoing attacks from right-wing politicians in D.C." - Becca Uherbelau, Board Chair.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 503 and SEIU Local 49)

“Our members are clear about the importance of endorsing a candidate who is a true advocate for workers. Governor Brown has stood with us in the fights to raise wages and standards for Oregon workers, bring accountability to our state government, and help workers secure livable retirement savings,” said Meg Niemi, President of SEIU Local 49.

“Oregonians are facing many challenges, from attempts to repeal our access to affordable healthcare to the latest attack on our unions in the Supreme Court,” said Steve Demarest, President of SEIU Local 503. “Governor Brown is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, and she is committed to standing up to the wealthy special interests who seek to rig the economy in their favor.”

Sierra Club 

The Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed the Governor for re-election. 

Joint Council of Teamsters 37

"We are confident that Governor Brown is the only candidate that will stand up to the powerful anti-union advocates in the nation and our state. Governor Brown has demonstrated a commitment to the welfare of working Oregonians. We enthusiastically endorse her candidacy." - Tony Andrews.

United Food and Commercial Workers 555 (UFCW)

"We appreciate her strong leadership in pursuit of making Oregon an even better place to live and work -- especially her efforts on the recent fair scheduling, minimum wage, and paid sick day laws."

Victory Fund

"Her commitment to smart public policy has made Oregon a progressive leader and a state to emulate, making me confident voters will support her on election day. When she wins in November, Governor Kate Brown will remain a strong leader for equality and inclusion in Oregon, and that is why Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse her for reelection.” - Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, former CEO and Executive Director