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Where's your voice Oregon? Have you lost it?

Judging by the primaries voter turnout, you have no voice. Get those ballots in! Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16th, is the last day to get those ballots in. It is TOO LATE TO MAIL THEM.

In 2004, over 3,000 gay couples were married in Multnomah County. 2005 showed overwhelming disappointment with the defeat of SB1000 and a rallying cry to every newspaper in Oregon for basic rights-fairness and equality for everyone.

And here's the chance to do something for those strangled voices in years past: get out and vote. Yet, despite having key legislative races on this year's ballot, only a small percent of our target voters have cast their ballot... what are you waiting for? Check out the voter turnout so far - click here.

For those of you in target areas where Diane Linn and Tina Kotek are fighting to keep issues affecting the GLBT community upfront in our government, march to one of these drop boxes and make an important contribution to equal rights for all. If you aren't in a district with a contested primary, statewide offices such as Governor Ted Kulongoski, Supreme Court Judge Virginia Linder and Superintendent Susan Castillo are key races that need our attention. I cannot stress the importance of making sure we have a voice in the next major legislative session. Check out your county web site for convenient drop-off locations near you--or simply use the links below.

Your most important contribution to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Oregon, is to cast a vote electing fair-minded officials. Now is the time to find your voice and VOTE.

Drop off Locations:

  • Statewide Drop Off locations

    We also encourage you to utilize Vote Equality, Oregon's first-ever online voter guide for candidates of equality. Click here to visit Vote Equality.

    Vote Smart. Vote OUT. Vote Equality.

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  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 16, 2006 8:38 PM

    I would dare say, Oregon has found its voice. And she has spoken. Loudly.

    You're out of touch, and increasingly irrelevant.    

    By Anonymous Publius, at May 16, 2006 9:25 PM

    The resounding silence from your side has been heard.    

    By Blogger Jack, at May 18, 2006 12:33 PM

    People need to stop saying that the reason that Diane Linn lost the election was because of the gay marriage issue. There are many other reasons why she lost the election. Ted Wheeler is just as liberal and supportive to gay marriage, if not more, than Diane is on many issues. Please give him a chance.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 19, 2006 7:00 PM

    wwp, go back to you own blog and shut the hell up.

    YOU are out of touch and increasingly irrelveant. Don't see you doing anything except sitting behind your computer.


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