Cecile Richards Rally for Governor Kate Brown

By Joe Culhane|November 5, 2018Elections, Top Stories|

Campaigns are still going strong with the midterms quickly approaching. On Friday at noon the Cecile Richards Rally for Governor Kate Brown took place at the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College in Northeast Portland. Governor Kate Brown and Democratic Senator Lew Frederick, from District 22 in NE Portland were present. The rally was organized by Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon and Team Oregon – Re-elect Governor Kate Brown and featured Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood from 2006 to 2018.


Richards was recognized by Time Magazine twice as one of the 100 most influential people in the world which lends some weight to the support she was giving to Governor Brown’s campaign. The event was largely to bring focus and rally against the pro-life rhetoric and support of Ballot Measure 106 supported by Brown’s Republican opponent, Knute Buehler. Ballot measure 106 which would “Amend the Constitution: Prohibits spending “public funds” (defined) directly/indirectly for “abortion” (defined); exceptions; reduces abortion access”


The sun was out and the environment was buzzing with excitement, you could feel this sense of urgency in the air. There were a few hundred that came out in support of this rally. Both Governor Brown and Richards gave passionate speeches. Richards summed up the rally’s message best,


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Cecile Richards passionately rallying for the re-election Kate Brown and saying NO to ballot measure 106


 “I’ve spent the past two years of my life, along with a lot of other folks, fighting this administration who are trying to repeal The Affordable Care Act and basically defund Planned Parenthood… I think it’s really important for everyone to recognize what’s at stake this November 6th is our bodily autonomy for everyone in this country.”


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Governor Kate Brown hugging one of her supporters during the rally


Election Day is tomorrow Tuesday, November 6th! Here in Oregon you can drop off your ballot at any local Multnomah County Library as well as election centers located throughout the city.

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