If you ever wondered why US Senator Wyden’s campaign theme “Stand Tall for America” is fitting, it’s not just the obvious. (I’m the little guy on the left, if you’re wondering)
Senator Wyden has always defended reproductive rights, he will always stand up to those trying to take away access to health care and reproductive services for women.
We were at the NARAL Pro-choice Oregon Annual lunch, where he introduced Ilyse Hogue, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America. You may recall, she spoke of her own abortion experience at the Democratic National Convention.
We also saw a touching farewell from NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s Executive Director Michele Stranger-Hunter. Michele passed the torch, actually a jean vest jacket from the ’70’s, to Grayson Dempsey. I could feel the deep sense of gratitude from everyone in the room for Michele’s decades of dedication. Her commitment has resulted in Oregon being seen as ‘the shining star for reproductive justice’ as Ilyse Hogue put it, as other parts of the country are seeing women’s rights under attack. Thank you Michele.