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Today, Donald Trump took our country backward. Again.
I join my colleagues on the City Council in condemning today’s misguided and cruel action.
800,000 young people living in America – who proudly call our country home – will be impacted by this decision.
So will their families, their friends, their communities, their employers – all of us.
Fear and uncertainty are daily realities for DACA recipients, and today’s announcement only heightens those anxieties.
Today the President violated basic American principles of fairness – that we honor hard work and opportunity for all.
That may be why over two-thirds of Americans oppose this action, and why Fortune 500 companies are speaking out forcefully.
America is better than this; we must be better than this.
As your City Commissioner, I stand with each of you.
As an employer, I proudly stand with Mariana Garcia Medina, a Dreamer with a very bright future in our community.
This is a moral test.
We call upon the Congress to stand up for our shared values and to provide a bridge for all Dreamers seeking a better life in America.
Yesterday, Nick was honored to join Restore Oregon at a press conference to celebrate the return of the iconic Jantzen Beach carousel.
Nick congratulated Peggy Moretti and the Restore Oregon family, and pledged the full support of the city in finding a new home for this world-class attraction.
During the golden age of carousels over a century ago, 5000-6000 carousels were manufactured. Today, fewer than 150 survive.
The carousel was built in 1904 by the “amusement king” C. W. Parker in Abilene, Kansas. It then moved to Venice, California for 7 years before arriving at Jantzen Beach Amusement Park in 1928. View the timeline here.
On September 1, 2017, the former owner of the Jantzen Beach Center donated the historic carousel to Restore Oregon.
Yesterday, Restore Oregon and its partners launched a campaign to find a new home for the carousel.
With the help of community members, public-spirited businesses, and local government, the restored carousel can become Portland’s next great attraction, bringing smiles to future generations of children.
Let’s re-turn the carousel to Portland! Donate or find out more about the campaign at www.restoreoregon.com/carousel/
Today is the 16th anniversary of 9/11.
We honor all the victims of this terrorist attack.
Thanks to Portland Firefighters Association Local 43 for organizing a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives in the World Trade Center. Their selfless service will never be forgotten.
I am so proud of the men and women of Portland Fire and Rescue, under the leadership of Chief Myers and Commissioner Saltzman. Special thanks to the firefighters battling blazes in the Columbia Gorge.
On this day, I'm also thinking of Sho and Loen Dozono. In response to 9/11, they organized the "Flight for Freedom." 1000 Oregonians traveled to New York to offer love and support to the city and it residents. A great example of the "Spirit of Portland."