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2009 ANNUAL REPORT

STRATEGIC PLAN 2009-2013


A BOLD PATH TO EQUALITY
OVERVIEW Building An Inclusive Movement
Basic Rights Oregon’s Strategic Plan rep-
resents a bold new approach to ensure Cultivate the leadership of transgender people, youth
that all LGBT Oregonians experience and LGBT people of color and prioritize their interests
full equality. Discrimination against LGBT while deeply engaging businesses, community leaders and
people continues in Oregon – we are ex- straight allies in a statewide network to broaden support
for equality.
cluded from the freedom to marry, LGBT
teens have the highest rates of suicide,
our youth endure bullying at school, and Winning majority support for the freedom to marry
transgender people are denied basic for all Oregonians
medically necessary health care. Mar-
riage discrimination has a daily impact Ultimately, marriage has a federal solution, but Basic Rights
on caring, committed couples, hurting Oregon will play an important role in creating the national
Oregon families in very real ways. tipping point by achieving a statewide marriage victory. To
win, we need to build majority support for marriage equal-
ity and run an inclusive campaign that addresses the needs
of transgender families, LGBT families of color and young
people.

Mission Statement Achieving significant policy change to improve the


lives of transgender and
Basic Rights Oregon will ensure gender non-conforming Oregonians
that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender Oregonians experience Basic Rights Oregon supports policies that are inclusive of
equality by building a broad and in- transgender Oregonians. We seek to understand and ar-
clusive politically powerful movement, ticulate the impact of all of our campaigns on trans people
shifting public opinion, and achieving across the state. In addition, in the next five years, Basic
policy victories. Rights Oregon will coordinate ambitious policy campaigns to
increase the safety and well being of transgender members
of our community.

Increasing and enforcing protections for LGBT and


allied youth across Oregon

Basic Rights Oregon will build upon our work with LGBT and
allied youth. We will lead a policy agenda that increases the
safety and well being of LGBT and allied youth.

Enforcing and Defending Our Victories

Fully implement and enforce domestic partnerships and


nondiscrimination laws by working with businesses and state
agencies to educate about these laws. We are also committed
to defending against any and all attacks on LGBT equality
and working through the courts and the legislature to close
any loopholes.
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RACIAL JUSTICE AND ALLIANCE BUILDING
At Basic Rights Oregon, we are committed to anti-racist work in our organization and in the state as a whole.
As a primarily white LGBT organization in a primarily white region, we work both to develop an analysis of the
impact of racism in our organization and community and to act on that understanding.

Our commitment to racial justice shows in our strategic plan and work plans, in ongoing political education with
our base, in the action we take for racial justice and in explicit statements addressing how our work affects gay
and transgender people of color. Today, we have increasingly multi-racial leadership in our organization, a
track record of support for racial justice and a reputation as being a dependable ally. We do
this work because it is the right thing to do and because
it helps us build a bigger, stronger
movement.

in Texas.
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Executive Directo

WE HAVE A VISION FOR WHAT IS POSSIBLE:


Imagine a ballot measure fight where the media and Imagine a movement where people are able to bring
opposition can’t pit gay and transgender communities their full selves and find community–where we can
and communities of color against one another. break down the dynamic in which gay and transgen-
der people encounter homophobia and transphobia
Imagine the power of a movement for justice that is in situations that are supposed to be safe for people
united across identity, where advocates for LGBT justice of color, and racism in places that are supposed to be
work side by side in the struggle for immigrant rights safe for LGBT people.
and for economic justice.
EDUCATING OUR BASE TO BE EFFECTIVE
ALLIES FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Nearly 500 participants have attended Basic Rights Oregon’s workshops
on dismantling racism in the LGBT movement. In 2009, we compiled the
resources and tools we have used in our work for racial justice and re-
leased Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice.

CENTERING THE LEADERSHIP OF


PEOPLE OF COLOR
As part of the Safe Schools for ALL Youth campaign, Basic Rights
Oregon worked in coalition with many organizations of color in-
cluding CAUSA Oregon, the Urban League, and the Asian Pacific
American Network of Oregon. Basic Rights Oregon also part-
nered with the Oregon Students of Color Coalition to produce
their special report on the disproportionate impact of bullying
and harassment on students of color in Oregon.

BEING A DEPENDABLE AND PUBLIC ALLY


TO RACIAL JUSTICE
Supporting racial justice organizations and campaigns led by
people of color is a priority of Basic Rights Oregon. In 2009,
we supported comprehensive immigration reform, took a public
stance in favor of honoring the life and contribution of an advo-
cate for justice with the naming of Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard,
and more.
STANDING UP FOR TRANSGENDER JUSTICE
Justice for transgender communities is a key component of Basic Rights Oregon’s work. Transgender Oregonians
face serious barriers to meeting such basic needs as housing, employment, health care, and accurate documenta-
tion. And protections on the basis of gender identity and expression affect all of us—especially those of us who
don’t always look traditionally masculine or feminine. To make real change for trans justice, that change must be
led by trans Oregonians.

TAKING THE LEAD FROM TRANS COMMUNITIES


In 2009, Basic Rights Oregon convened a Trans Policy Once the responses were in, Working Group members
Working Group. Working Group members represent sorted through the priorities identified by the communi-
a broad range of experiences and areas of expertise, ty and selected several arenas in which to shift policy.
with the majority identifying as transgender, gender- Chief among those was Basic Rights Oregon’s new
queer or gender nonconforming. The Working Group campaign to increase access to competent health care
conducted months of careful research and analysis, and inclusive insurance for transgender Oregonians.
soliciting input from transgender and allied Oregonians
from across the state, and developed a strategic plan
to advance transgender equality in Oregon.

Working Group members facilitated listening sessions


in Portland and Eugene for transgender Oregonians
and their families to identify the most pressing policy
changes that need to be made by and for trans com-
munities. Listening sessions were supplemented by a
comprehensive online survey.

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“I think it all starts with health reform. If we
can get the health care that we need, we would
all be more inclined to help with other issues.”
—Eugene listening session participant

WHY HEALTH CARE? THE WORK AHEAD


Transgender Oregonians face serious barriers to ac- In 2010, Basic Rights Oregon will continue
cessing appropriate, affordable care: to engage the leadership of transgender
Oregonians in our work to increase access to
• It’s common practice in Oregon to deny health care appropriate care and inclusive insurance across
to transgender Oregonians just because of their the state.
identity. In fact, the vast majority of health care
plans specifically exclude transition-related care— • Increasing access to inclusive insurance cover-
so transgender Oregonians can’t access medically age from major employers, cities and counties
necessary care. across the state.
• Many health care providers have little or no ex- • Engaging and educating health care providers so
perience treating transgender patients, making it more transgender Oregonians can receive appro-
extraordinarily difficult for trans people to find priate, meaningful care from their doctor, nurse or
appropriate care—and leaving many doctors and clinician.
nurses unsure of how best to treat their patients.

These factors leave many transgender Oregonians


without access to critical health care—solely because TRANS COMMUNITIES WEIGH IN
of their gender identity. It’s tough enough for anyone
to get health care. No one should be denied care just Participants at listening sessions: 32
because of their identity. Completed online surveys: 73
SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL YOUTH
HB 2599–THE OREGON SAFE SCHOOLS ACT
Our flagship legislative campaign in 2009 was passing HB2599, the Oregon Safe Schools Act. This legislation
provides greater safety and accountability to students who are bullied and harassed in Oregon’s public K-12
schools by instituting one of the nation’s most comprehensive anti-bullying policies. Youth and students from around
the state shared their stories of bullying with lawmakers and led much of the work on the ground and at the State
Capitol.

THE SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL YOUTH COALITION


Basic Rights Oregon led the Safe Schools for ALL Youth
Coalition, which included 39 organi-
zations representing diverse com-
munities, including communities of
color, immigrants and refugees,
people with disabilities, girls’
advocates, education professionals
and gay and transgender commu-
nities. This multi-constituency, multi-
issue framework created deeper
organizational relationships critical
for long-term movement building.
members
B 2 5 9 9 in to law while
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Governor K o ls fo r A LL
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of the Safe

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
APANO (Asian are twice as likely to be victims of serious violence in and out of
Pacific Ameri- school.
can Network
of Oregon) is “Having worked with many API families who do not speak English
a statewide, and are recent arrivals to the US, I have seen the damage and
volunteer-led, harm, emotionally and physically, caused by bullying. It’s because
social justice of our families’ and others’ personal stories that prompted APANO
organization to support this legislation,” said APANO Board Member Kathy
dedicated to Wai.
civic involve-
ment and On May 8, 2009, over 100 Asian Pacific Islanders lobbied legisla-
Pan-Asian leader- tors in support of HB2599 at APANO’s first Legislative Lobby Day.
ship development. The organization brings APANO leaders joined Basic Rights Oregon and many others from
together diverse Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities across the Safe Schools for ALL Youth Coalition at the Governor’s signing
ethnicity, language, gender, sexuality and age. APANO was one ceremony on June 12, 2009.
of the 39 organizations that made up the Safe Schools for ALL
Youth Coalition, led by Basic Rights Oregon. “By building coalitions with diverse organizations, APANO is able
to build solidarity with other communities and continue to be a
HB2599 was a priority for both organizations in the 2009 session. voice for those most affected,” said Kathy. “The values of social
Social isolation and bullying due to race, culture and ethnicity in justice, equality and dignity are not just API issues–they’re every-
public schools create hostile learning environments for Asian and one’s.”
Pacific Islander youth. Nationally, Asian Pacific Islander Students
YOUTH ORGANIZING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Basic Rights Oregon’s youth organizing and leadership development program works to lift up the voices, issues
and leadership of young LGBT and allied activists as leaders in the organization. We provide skills and analy-
sis training, statewide networking for young activists and leadership opportunities in the organization’s political,
lobbying and community education work. We are especially committed to working on issues that affect gay and
transgender youth of color, transgender youth, youth facing multiple forms of oppression and youth most deeply
affected by homophobia and transphobia.

The LGBT and allied leaders of our youth activist team, QPOWER
(Queer Portlanders Organizing and Working for Equal Rights), gain
experience in organizing for change by learning to create strategy,
build power and do the on-the-ground work necessary to win cam-
paigns for LGBT rights and more. This year, QPOWER
led the youth programming for our
Day of Action in Salem,
created eight videos shar-
ing their coming-out stories
and supported Basic Rights
Oregon’s efforts to pass tax
measures to fund critical ser-
vices for our community.

2009 LEGISLATIVE SESSION RESULTS

Bill What it does Status Vote margin

Strengthens and enhances state House: 50 to 9


HB2599 anti-bullying policies for K-12 Senate: 26 to 2
schools

Technical adjustments to state House: 51 to 8


HB2839
domestic partnership law Senate: 27 to 0

Supports passage of federal hate House: 59 to 0


HJM22
crimes law Senate: 27 to 0

“[I]f anyone can get the bigotry out of our ballot box,
it’s Basic Rights Oregon… They’re a tough lobbying
group on other LGBT issues, too: The legislature passed
all three of the bills Basic Rights Oregon supported last
session.”
– Portland Mercury (11/19/09)
MARRIAGE MATTERS
In 2009, three more states–Vermont, Iowa and New Hampshire–embraced the freedom to marry. Meanwhile,
legislators in Maine opened up civil marriage to committed same-sex couples – only to have voters reverse course
in the election.

STATEWIDE EDUCATION
Oregon’s path to marriage starts and ends with the
ballot. That’s why Basic Rights Oregon is building a
multi-year campaign to win overwhelming public sup-
port for the freedom to marry.

Working with the Bus Project and Freedom to Marry,


Basic Rights Oregon contacted 20,000 Oregonians at
their doorstep and in the mailbox, helping conflicted
voters understand that excluding committed gay and
lesbian couples from civil marriage denies the love
and commitment that they share.

But the work didn’t end there. Basic Rights Oregon


followed up with thousands of calls to evaluate the
John Jo r
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y leader m e
u n it
Comm on doors fo r s u m has already won national recognition.
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about the freedom to marry.

MAKING A DIFFFERENCE
When Anja Wright signed up for a it clear that he didn’t support marriage equality. But as we
summer fellowship with the Bus Project, talked, he began to open up–especially when I helped him
she knew the program would be think about what freedom means in America. By the end of
exciting. She didn’t know that she’d the discussion he really started to move on the issue.”
be helping to lead a cutting-edge
experiment focused on marriage For Anja, the issue of marriage equality is personal. “This is-
equality. sue affects so many people I know. And as a person of color,
you knock on a door and they expect you to sell something,
“I just wanted to help people, not talk about LGBT equality. The queer movement has been
do something that made a difference,” characterized as this white male thing. That means providing
says Anja, one of 24 young leaders in the Politicorps a different face for the conversation is really important. It
fellowship program. Basic Rights Oregon and Politicorps doesn’t affect just one group–it affects all of us.”
partnered on an intensive program to build support for the
freedom to marry in five counties across the state. After an intensive summer of organizing for equality, Anja
is confident about the campaign. “I’m optimistic. I know it’s
“We knocked on 17,000 doors in just two months. It was in- going to take time for people to grow and to understand why
tense. One of my favorite experiences was talking to an older marriage matters to gay couples. But when we get out there
man in his 70s. At the beginning of the conversation he made and engage people in real dialogue, Oregonians begin to
embrace civil marriage for all committed couples.”
STARTING THE CONVERSATION
Sometimes it can feel challenging to start the
conversation about marriage with the people we
know. But when we actually talk to our neighbors
about the impact of shutting gay and lesbian Or-
egonians out of marriage, we change the tone of
the discussion, and open up hearts and minds.

We developed an innovative tool to help Or-


egonians start the conversation. At
www.MarrriageMattersOregon.org,
supporters are recording and sharing personal
video messages and using email, Facebook and
Twitter to send their videos to friends, family
and neighbors.

minity We’re starting the marriage equality conversa-


interviews com
m em be r Al ejandro Juarez pr oj ec t tion, one Oregonian to another, utilizing cutting-
gon staff s to Me
Basic Rights Ore ore for the Marriage Matter
lead er Ka ro l Co lly m edge technology combined with a very personal
message.

“Marriage matters to us because it’s a way of


letting our friends and our society know that
we’re a family.”-Eric and Anne
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
2009 2008
ASSETS
BASIC RIGHTS OREGON AND Cash and cash equivalents $ 482,057 $ 381,110

BASIC RIGHTS EDUCATION FUND Pledges receivable


Other assets
133,060
9,427
-
2,327
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIALS Property and equipment, net 47,204 44,213

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 $ 671,748 $ 427,650


TOTAL ASSETS
(WITH COMPARATIVE TOTALS FOR 2008)
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued ex-
$ 16,490 $ 18,758
penses
Total liabilities 16,490 18,758

Net assets:
Unrestricted:
Available for operations 405,554 340,879
Property and equipment, net 47,204 44,213
Total unrestricted 452,758 385,092
Temporarily restricted 202,500 23,800
Total net assets 655,258 408,892

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 671,748 $ 427,650

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
2009 2008
Support:
Contributions $ 847,233 $ 685,587
Special events, net of expenses of $162,865
for 2009 and $204,669 for 2008 232,986 265,994
Donated goods and services 84,447 73,459
Other income 349 5,314
Total support 1,165,015 1,030,354

Expenses:
Program services:
Marriage equality 360,345 501,341
Alliance building 53,386 9,150
Transgender justice 28,512
Youth organizing and leadership development 62,745 72, 595
Electoral candidate work 1,328 140, 860
Advocacy and lobbying 192,466 261,392
Total programs 698,782 985,338
Management and general 88,028 88,244
Fundraising 131,839 134,493
Total expenses 918,649 1,208,075

Change in net assets 246, 366 (177,721)

Net assets:
Beginning of year 408,892 586, 613

End of year $ 655,258 $ 408,892


BASIC RIGHTS OREGON LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Robin Castro & John Halseth
Val Solorzano & Nicole Hamann
Basic Rights Oregon is pleased to acknowl- Curtis Thompson
edge our donors who made single or multiple Dr. Raymond Frye/Bling Dental JUSTICE CIRCLE ($2,500 - $4,999)
gifts totaling $1000 or more from January Jeff Heatherington/FamilyCare, Inc
1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. Through Lane Hickey BUSINESSES & FOUNDATIONS
their vision and leadership, these supporters LeAnn Locher & Adela Rios Bank of America
provide financial stability for our work to end Terry Bean/Charles M. Holmes Supporting Cafe Nell
discrimination on the basis of sexual orien- Foundation Equity Foundation
tation and gender identity. These generous First Unitarian Church of Portland
contributions allow us to be on the frontlines, EQUALITY CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999) Oregon Health Science University
ensuring fairness and equality for the gay and The Boeing Company
transgender community. BUSINESSES & FOUNDATIONS US Bank
Allied Video Productions Walter S. Johnson Foundation
We thank you for your continued invest- Comcast Cable Communications
ment. Fred Meyer
Lane Powell
LIBERTY CIRCLE ($10,000+) New Seasons Market
NIKE
BUSINESSES & FOUNDATIONS Oregon Education Associa-
Civil Marriage Collaborative tion
Freedom to Marry PFLAG Oregon State
Gill Foundation Council
Spirit Mountain Community Fund Portland General Electric
The Standard Pride Foundation
Tides Foundation’s State Equality Fund Royce’s Prop Shop, Inc.
Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shel- Stoel Rives LLP
ter Rock The New World Foundation
Western States Center Zephyr Fund

INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS
Al Machemehl & John Harrell Al Horn & Jim Carpenter
Bill Dickey & David Wagner/Witham & Corriedawn Greiling-Fritsch & Michael Fritsch
Dickey Dennis Johnson & Steven Smith
Jason Zidell/JEZ Foundation

PLANNED GIVING LEAVES A LEGACY FOR EQUALITY


Al Horn and his beloved partner, “We wanted to talk to people about love, to be able to love one
Jim Carpenter, were dedi- another just the same as everyone else,” says Al, looking back to
cated supporters of Basic Rights how he and Jim decided to get involved.
Oregon for nearly 20 years.
Since the early 1990s, they Through the years, Al and Jim supported the movement through their
have been active in the LGBT financial contributions to Basic Rights Oregon.
equality movement in Oregon,
sharing their story to promote In October 2008, they chose to celebrate their 40th year anniver-
the value of love and of the sary by becoming domestic partners. They both were so happy to
importance of committed have the opportunity to honor their relationship in this way. One of
couples. Sadly, on June 7, Jim’s final wishes was to leave a legacy that could be used to ad-
2009, Jim passed away vance the important work for equality. And that is exactly what he
after a long battle with cancer. did, by making a generous bequest to Basic Rights Oregon in 2009.

Al and Jim met more than 40 years ago in Dallas, Texas, where “Jim and I decided to pick our top three organizations to be benefi-
they had an instant connection and shared a love of camping and ciaries of his final will, and Basic Rights Oregon was one of them,”
the outdoors. In 1976, they relocated to Portland, Oregon, looking explains Al. “The work that they have done and continue to do for
forward to a new and exciting life in a beautiful part of the country. equality was so important to both Jim and me.”

In 1992, amid the swirling headlines of the No on 9 campaign, they We are grateful for their leadership and generous support.
were faced with a decision: watch the negativity from the sidelines,
or stand up for what they believed in and speak out for LGBT equal-
ity.
SkinnerLopata Harris LLC Lisa Watson & Peter Shanky/Cupcake Jones
INDIVIDUALS TAOW Productions LLC Loren Smith
Brian Wilson The Original Marilyn Stewart-Frank
Debbie Burke & Richard Durant The Regence Group Mark Clift & Jeff Knapp
Erin & Melissa Sexton-Sayler Tonkon Torp LLP Mary & Lieselotte Zorn-McCarty
Jeanne Fitzpatrick & Yolanda Lozano Travel Portland Melissa Beal & Cindy Alexander
Martin Vavra/Galaxy Sailor Productions Umpqua Bank Michael & Diane McKeel
Rodney Voisine United Way Columbia-Willamette Moira Bowman & Diane Goodwin
US Bank National Association Neil Kimmelfield
FREEDOM CIRCLE ($1,000 - $2,499) Wells Fargo Norm Kalbfleisch & Neil Matteucci
Stephanie Fuhrman
BUSINESSES & FOUNDATIONS INDIVIDUALS Thomas Barreto & Brian Sinclair
937 Group LLC Anita Stelling & Annie Brown Tim Thunder
Ashforth Pacific Inc Anne Hoot & Laura Stepp Valorie Freeman
Azumano Travel Beatrice Dohrn & Jennifer Middleton Vanessa Usui & Kimberlee Stafford
Bank of the West Betsy Wessler William Apt & Grant Molsberry
Davis Wright Tremaine Bill Fish & Ed Reeves
El Hispanic News Brady Davis
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Brian Houle & Peter Rossing
Frito Lay Dan Yonker & Mike Druydd
Gerding Edlen Development LLC David Conrad
Holding Onto Oregon’s Priorities (HOOPS David Cook & Mary Overgaard
PAC) Dawn Barry-Griffin
Kaiser Permanente Diane Benjamin
Key Bank Eric & Rebecca Friedenwald-Fishman
Livingston Foundation, Inc Fred Elledge & Mark Poe
McDonald Jacobs, P.C. Jason Phillips
Metropolitan Group Jeana Frazzini & KD Parman
National Center for Lesbian Rights Jeff Miller & Will Carter
Nordstrom, Inc. Jesse Lough & Russ Riggs
Northwest Natural Gas Joel Kimble
Pacific Power/Pacificorp John Leonard
Pollin Hotels Jon Andrew Howe & Duane McKenery
Basic Rights Oregon is proud of our relationship with
Portland Association of Teachers Julia Felsman & Cynthia Ondrick supporters at every giving level. We regret that, due to
Portland Hilton Kathleen MacNaughton space limitations, we cannot acknowledge all donors in
Providence Health & Services Kregg Arntson & Ted Fettig this publication. If we have unintentionally omitted or
misspelled your name, please accept our sincere apolo-
Russell Street Bar-B-Que Laura Calvo
gies and let us know how we may acknowledge you
SEIU Local 503 Lisa Hunefeld & Ann Schatz accurately in future Basic Rights Oregon materials.

A PARTNER COMMITTEED TO ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE


Spirit Mountain “As a terminated Tribe, we know how it feels to be excluded.
Community Fund Our Restoration in 1983 was a turning point, but much work was
has become an im- yet to be done. When we began our casino in 1995, we hoped
portant partner for self-sufficiency for our government and our people. We
in our work for are proud today to say that we’ve invested over $50 million in
gay and transgender organizations that support our friends and neighbors and their
equality in Oregon. Since visions of self-sufficiency and inclusion. Basic Rights is doing
2005, Spirit Mountain Community critical work, and we are proud to be a supporter,” said Director
Fund has invested more than$45,000 in Basic Rights Shelley Hanson.
Education Fund to build a fair and equal Oregon. Basic Rights
Education Fund and Spirit Mountain Community Fund share These shared values have allowed Basic Rights Education Fund
a common vision of improving the livability of the local com- to form a trusting and valuable relationship with Spirit Moun-
munity by building a broad and inclusive movement to advance tain Community Fund during the past five years. Basic Rights
social justice. Education Fund’s goal is to lift up the voices of all people in the
movement for gay and transgender equality. We believe that an
Spirit Mountain Community Fund was founded in 1997 to honor effective and powerful movement must represent all communi-
the traditions of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde–tradi- ties in our state. Basic Rights Education Fund looks forward to
tions that include sharing and giving back to the community in the opportunity to work together with Spirit Mountain Commu-
the ancient tradition of potlatch. The Fund donates 6% of the nity Fund in the years to come.
profits from Spirit Mountain Casino to nonprofit organizations
across Western Oregon.
Friends.
Board, Staff and
ts Oregon
Basic Righ

2009 STAFF AND BOARD


BASIC RIGHTS OREGON STAFF PROJECT STAFF & CONSULTANTS
Jeana Frazzini, Executive Director Maura Roche, Government Relations
Thomas Wheatley, Organizing Director Consultant
Juan Martinez, Development Director Samantha Swaim, Events Consultant
Dan Yonker, Director of Finance & Administration Courtney Morse
Rebecca Flynn, Regional Director Emily Saxton
Aubrey Harrison, Field Manager Key Jackson
Jessica Lee, Racial Justice & Alliance Building Program Manager Mike Grigsby
Alejandro Juarez, Communications Coordinator Talya Husbands-Hankin
Cathy Abbruzzese, Donor Outreach Coordinator
Andrew Hogan, Development Associate BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Laura Dellinger, Co-Chair
INTERNS AND NEW ROOTS FELLOWS Steven Johnston, Co-Chair
Ernesto Dominguez Al Machemehl, Treasurer
Kyle Sexton Debbie Burke, Secretary
Lisa Frank Frank Dixon
Louis Ortega Kerry Johnson
Kellen Lenzer Margi Hoffman
Tash Shatz Moira Bowman
Scott Hossner
Vanessa Usui

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