Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Oregon Delegation Honors Heroes of Portland Terrorist Attack

June 2, 2017
Press Release

Oregon Delegation Honors Heroes of Portland Terrorist Attack

CONTACT:
Nicole L’Esperance (Blumenauer), 202-225-4811
Hank Stern (Wyden), 503-326-7539
Martina McLennan/Ray Zaccaro (Merkley), 202-224-3753
Maggie Rousseau (Bonamici), 202-754-1649
Beth Schoenbach (DeFazio), 202-225-6416
Carlee Griffeth (Schrader), 202-225-5711
Justin Discigil (Walden), 202-226-7338 

Portland, Ore. – Representative Earl Blumenauer, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader, and Greg Walden today announced that they will introduce a joint resolution to honor the heroism of Rick Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher.

On Friday, May 26, these brave individuals were brutally stabbed on local transit in Portland, OR as they protected two young women who were the targets of threatening anti-Muslim hate speech. The resolution calls on Congress to honor these American heroes and to support efforts to overcome hatred, bigotry, and violence.

The text of the resolution can be found here.

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