University of Oregon

LERC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!


Thanks to all who participated. We had a fun and successful celebration!

40th Anniversary Celebration

It’s not too late to  donate to LERC’s 40th anniversary fundraiser:

Help us beat our fundraising goal! (see progress)
For more information please email
Deb Mailander, or call 541-346-2895


A BIG thanks to: Master of Ceremonies:
Tom Chamberlain, President of the Oregon AFL-CIO

and Special Guests:
Sarita Gupta, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice
Jeff Merkley, United States Senator of Oregon

along with Honorary Co-chairs:
Brad Avakian, BOLI
Doug Blandy, Senior Vice Provost, University of Oregon
Tom Chamberlain, AFL-CIO
State Senator Michael Dembrow
State Representative Paul Holvey
Val Hoyle, Wayne Morse Center
State Representative Tina Kotek
Senator Jeff Merkley
Jim Pruitt, Kaiser Permanente
Ramon Ramirez, PCUN
Adam Rhynard, ERB
City of Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis
Andrea Williams, CAUSA

and the 40th Planning Committee:
Kevin Billman, Director of Legislative and Community Action at UFCW Local 555
Wayne Chow, President IBEW 48
Val Hoyle, Policy and Development Fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon and former State Representative
Debra Kidney, Education Coordinator, AFSCME and
United Association for Labor Education Treasurer

Mike Tedesco, Attorney at Law and Principal of Tedesco Law Group
Rose Etta Venetucci, Business Representative, IATSE Local 28
Kurt Willcox, UO Senate staff and out-going University Board of Trustees member

Thank you to our sponsors and donors


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