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Oregon SOS

Oregon SOS

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Activist for human rights, Teressa Raiford is the master of ceremonies at the Oregon SOS rally in Salem, Oregon. Her speeches in between introducing the speakers motivates the crowd and addresses the issues from the day’s topic of discussion. Photo ©2016 | Mary Anne Funk

We have to do something now. We can’t think that homelessness is something that is a norm. We can’t say that people who don’t have enough are lazy, they’re not. Our politicians are just not courages enough to do the right thing. We need a living wage. We need to make sure that the future of our children is secure by a stable home life. We need to make sure that women who are dealing with domestic violence don’t need to stay in the situation because they can’t afford to take care of their children on less than 15 dollars an hour. We have to do what we can, 15 Now! ~Teressa Raiford

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