Oregon United Against Discrimination is a broad coalition of individuals and organizations working to defend against discrimination in Oregon.
We are a group of businesses with employees and operations in Oregon. We are companies—large and small—and business associations with a record of leadership in support of diversity, inclusion and equality. We strive to treat our employees equally and believe that diversity drives innovation, economic growth, and allows us to attract and retain world class talent.
We know treating people differently because of who they are and who they love is discrimination–and that is not what our faith teaches us. As people of faith we are called to serve one another in order to build strong communities. That is why we oppose efforts to place a discrimination measure on the November 2014 ballot.
Our coalition is built on the strong foundation of existing movements for racial justice and LGBT equality in Oregon. We envision a campaign grounded in the values of grassroots organizing and movement building, that shares the stories of our communities and increases the voices and visibility of LGBT and allied people of color.
We are a broad-based group of community and advocacy organizations who believe that all people should be treated equally, regardless of who they are. We believe that treating people differently based on who they are is discrimination. As a state and a nation, we have decided that discrimination is counter to who we are and the values we share.
As organizations representing the diverse LGBT community, we are proud to join in this effort. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people come from a diversity of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, political and other backgrounds, and many people have multiple identities. This coalition campaign is committed to fighting discrimination while embracing our diversity, respecting one another and ourselves, developing new leaders and strengthening the communities at the intersection of multiple movements.
We are a broad-based, bipartisan and nonpartisan group of political leaders — individuals and organizations — who believe that all people should be treated equally, regardless of who they are. We believe that treating people differently based on who they are is discrimination. As a state and a nation, we have decided that discrimination is counter to who we are and the values we share.