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  Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Governor Kate Brown
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, OR 97301-4047

To: Governor Kate Brown

Re: Deployment of Oregon National Guard

November 13, 2018

Governor Brown

Peace and Justice Works sent you a letter in October, 2017 asking for you to keep Oregon's Guard from being deployed to undeclared war zones. In the interim, you have told President Trump clearly that you do not intend to send the Guard to the border with Mexico, even if called to do so. We support this 100% and hope that you see the connection between the misuse of our local military for xenophobic border patrol and the US wars that are ongoing.

Last week, a Utah National Guard member deployed in Afghanistan was killed; he was also the Mayor of North Ogden (Associated Press, November 5).

Let us not see any Oregonian's lives lost on these endless, unlawful wars which destroy the environment, deplete the national coffers, and provoke more hatred toward the United States.

We have attached the 2017 letter with the signatures from other groups and individuals who signed on.

--Dan Handelman
on behalf of
Peace and Justice Works

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2017 letter

2016 letter
  (to gubernatorial candidates)

2015 letter  

2013/2014 letters  


Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page posted October 5, 2020


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