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Karen Minnis Gets Even Uglier

Headed by Speaker Karen Minnis, The Oregon Family Council and the Oregon Republican Party Rev Up Anti-Equality Campaigns and Get Even Uglier.


Last week we told you about the anti-GLBT campaign that had been started by the Defense of Marriage Coalition.

Anti-equality extremists - the same groups that sponsored Measure 36 and fought against SB1000 in the legislature - are waging a campaign of lies and innuendo in key swing districts across the state. They are calling swing voters with false or misleading information about pro-equality candidates. And, hundreds of bogus phone calls are being made in legislative races gay-baiting against BRO-endorsed candidates.

Now things have gotten uglier.

Karen Minnis has just begun a mail and TV campaign attacking her Democratic challenger Rob Brading for his past work for a national, pro-equality organization. This is the final stage in a smear campaign that Minnis has run all year long. And it targets Brading - a straight man and unwavering ally - for supporting equality for all Oregonians.

Help BRO Send Fair-Minded Candidates Last Minute Support!
Ballots are out. People are already voting. We have just 14 days left to make a difference.
Karen Minnis, Ron Saxton and the Oregon Family Council are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and using every trick in the book to gain even more power. They will take this state in the wrong direction.

Powerful anti-equality forces have taken this fight to the next level and this is our last chance to do the same. If we want to ensure that equality wins on Election Day, we have to do more.

Last week you contributed $2250 to help fair minded candidates in the final stretch of the election.If you double that amount in the next 24 hours, we'll be able to contact an additional 5,000 targeted voters in critical swing elections.

With just a $50 contribution today, we can contact 600 voters with a recorded message. $150 allows us to grow our volunteer phonebanks and get the word out to those who care about fairness and equality. A $250 contribution allows us to help a candidate get their message out through Cable TV. We know many of our supporters would fall into the $25 to $35 category. That helps too, if everyone participates--no contribution to equality is too small.

Time is Running Out! Only 14 Days Until Election Day.
We have only days to reach thousands of voters and educate them about the threat that these pro-discrimination forces pose to our state.

Remember. You can give up to $50 per person and it won't cost you a thing!
Through the Oregon Political Tax Credit, you can use the money you normally pay in state taxes (Up to $50 per individual or $100 per married couple per year) to support the work of qualified organizations like the Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC.

This is a tax credit, not a deduction, which means by the end of the year you must either give this money to a qualified organization like the Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC or you must pay it to the state in taxes. It literally costs you nothing to make this priceless investment in equality! And, if you are due a return, it will be $50 bigger, you win either way and so do these supportive candidates.
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