Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon records, 1989-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon
Title
Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon records
Dates
1989-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.6 cubic feet, (8 document cases)
Collection Number
Mss 2988-3
Summary
Records of an Oregon political organization that opposed anti-lesbian/gay ballot initiatives in the early 1990s. Includes correspondence, contribution lists, records and receipts of expenditures, bank statements, volunteer and employee logs, election reports to the Oregon Secretary of State, and organizing and strategy materials. The organization was also known as the Right To Privacy PAC and the "No On 9" campaign of 1992-1993.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Ballot Measure 9 on the 1992 general election ballot in Oregon was an attempt by the Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA) to amend the Oregon constitution to prohibit the enactment of laws by the state, counties, or cities that outlaw discrimination against homosexual or bisexual persons, and to require public schools in Oregon to teach students that homosexuality was "wrong," "unnatural," "perverse," and "abnormal." The Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon (CHFO) was the organization formed to defeat Measure 9.

On November 3, 1992, after a vigorous campaign attracting national attention, Measure 9 lost 56.5% - 43.5% -- although the measure carried 21 of Oregon's 36 counties. The same day, Colorado voted on a measure (Amendment 2) containing a similar prohibition against the enactment of civil rights laws for homosexual and bisexual persons. The Colorado measure passed 53% - 47% but was ultimately found unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court on May 20, 1996 in the case Romer v. Evans et al. These were the first such statewide ballot measures in the United States. Later efforts in Idaho in 1994 and Maine in 1995, and another attempt in Oregon in 1994 (Measure 13), all were defeated by voters.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Items include a small amount of correspondence, contributions lists, expenditures, bank statements, volunteer and employee logs, election reports to the Oregon Secretary of State, organizing and strategy material, and other materials relating to the "No on 9" campaign of 1992.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon records, Mss 2988-3, Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Right to Privacy PAC - Campaign For A Hate Free Oregon: No On 9 Campaign Materials, 1989-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Right To Privacy PAC Financial Statements
1992-1993
1/2
Right To Privacy PAC Bylaws
1989-1993
1/3
Right To Privacy PAC Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Draft legislation and notes concerning strategy for obtaining a statewide law banning sexual orientation discrimination.
1992-1993
1/4
Right To Privacy PAC Board Minutes & Reports
1992-1993
1/5
Right To Privacy PAC Board Members & Executive Director Position Descriptions
1992-1993
1/6
Right To Privacy PAC Miscellaneous Materials
circa 1992-1993
1/7
Miscellaneous Organization Materials
Not all NW region; Oregon organizations include ACLU Oregon chapter; Central Oregon Coalition for Human Dignity (Bend); Oregon Alliance for Progressive Policy; Veterans for Human Rights (Portland chapter).
circa 1992-1993
1/8
No On 9 Employee Records
Employee time sheets & lists of salaried employees and consultants working on campaign.
circa 1992
1/9
Worker's Compensation
circa 1992-1993
1/10
Volunteer Sign-in Sheets
circa 1992-1993
1/11
Sample Stationery from Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon
circa 1992-1993
1/12
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Includes letters of support, requests for donation receipts, criticism of CHFO, and correspondence regarding a post-election financial dispute between CHFO and an investigator hired by the campaign.
1992-1993
1/13
Petition to Support a Hate Free Oregon
Signatures gathered from around the country opposing Measure 9.
circa 1992
1/14
Articles & Editorials re: Measure 9
From Oregon newspapers opposing Measure 9.
circa 1992
1/15
Why Working People Should Vote No on Measure 9
Pamphlet created by Oregon Citizens' Alliance and Coalition for Human Dignity to get union members' support for the No On 9 position.
circa 1992
1/16
Miscellaneous Resolutions & News Releases
Includes lists of organizations and individuals opposing Measure 9; statements and resolutions of opposition; blank endorsements for public circulation.
circa 1992
1/17
Statement of Purpose of CHFO
Includes CHFO's description of OCA and the ballot measures.
circa 1992
1/18
Hollywood Celebrities Pledging Money to Oppose Measure 9
Lists of notable celebrities who pledged money in support of the No On 9 campaign.
circa 1992
1/19
Opinion Letters from Attorney on Employment Discrimination [Attorney-Client Privileged]
[Attorney-Client Privileged] Letters contain general infomration on sexual orientation discrimination.
1993
1/20
Seattle and California Non-Discrimination Laws
Copies of sexual orientation non-discrimination laws enacted in Seattle and statewide in California.
undated
1/21
Analysis of Passage of Amendment 2 in Colorado and Defeat of Measure 9 in Oregon
Written analyses of why the measures fared differently in two different states.
circa 1992
1/22
Springfield Charter Amendment
Copy of the anti-gay charter amendment adopted by Springfield, Oregon voters (56%-44%) on May 19, 1992. The measure was written by the OCA and placed on the city ballot in anticipation of success with its statewide measure.
1992
1/23
Vote Abstracts and Polling - Measure 8 (1988) and Measure 9 (1992)
County-by-county vote tallies from the Oregon Secretary of State's office with regard to these two ballot measures, including polling information. Measure 8 (1988) revoked Governor Neil Goldschmidt's 1987 Executive Order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the state civil service, but the measure was found unconstitutional in 1992 by the Oregon Court of Appeals.
1988, 1992
1/24
Text of Measure 9 & Background on OCA
circa 1992
1/25
Blank Forms - Measure Argument & Petition for Measure Argument
Forms that could be completed by any citizen and have his or her argument publiches in the Voter's Guide published by the Oregon Secretary of State.
1993
1/26
Freedom Journal, OCA PAC
A copy of a publication of the Oregon Citizens Alliance, including articles such as "Gay rights degrades Black Americans, other minorities"; "Homosexuality is not a minority"; and "Homosexuals are a rich class demanding special rights at the expense of true minorities."
undated
1/27
Because...
Statement of membership in lesbian and gay civil rights movement.
undated
1/28
The Oregon Witness
Publication investigates the Oregon Citizens Alliance and the Christian Right.
July 1992
1/29
Bill Clinton's Speech on Gay Rights
Text of a speech given by presidential candidate, Bill Clinton.
1992
1/30
Material on Investigation of the OCA
Miscellaneous information about the OCA, including a report from a private investigator.
1992-1993
1/31
Miscellaneous Handwritten Notes, Generally Dealing with Strategy
circa 1992
1/32
Correspondence, Notes, and Other Material Dealing with Budget and Fiscal Matters
1992-1993
1/33
Strategy Information: No On 9
Includes field plans, rally information, speaker's bureau and mailing list exchange information.
1992-1993
2/1
Promotional Brochures from Consultants on No On 9
circa 1993
2/2
Post-Election Material
Correspondence, meeting minutes, and notes on aftermath of defeat of Measure 9 and plans for continued organization.
1992-1993
2/3
Secretary of State Election Reports
Contains financial reports and correspondence between Secretary of State's office and No On 9 Committee
1992-1993
2/4
All Vendor Expenses
Alphabetical list of all vendors paid during No On 9 campaign and the amount paid.
1992-1993
2/5
In-Kind Contributions
Miscellaneous in-kind contributions from individuals and businesses.
1992-1993
2/6
Sample Checks from No On 9
Blank checks showing address and telephone number of organization.
1992-1993
2/7
Dance For Diversity
Ticket stubs from fundraising dance; includes ticket-buyers names & addresses.
undated
2/8
Miscellaneous Volunteer Information
Offers of donations, collection of signatures, and phone banks.
undated
2/9
Ticket Captains
undated
2/10
Button & Bumper Sticker Sales Logs
circa 1992-1993
2/11
Button & Bumper Sticker Sales Logs - Janice
circa 1992-1993
3/1
Button & Bumper Sticker Sales Logs - Anne
circa 1992-1993
3/2
Report of Cash Receipts and Expenses By Month: August 23, 1992
1992
3/3
Business Breakfast Checks and Pledges
Includes pledge sheets with notations. Legacy Health System pledge notation (on reverse) indicates this was the first time the corporation took a position on an Oregon ballot measure.
undated
3/4
Nirvana T-Shirt Sales
Logs of tee shirt sales at a No On 9 benefit concert by the rock band, Nirvana.
1992
3/5
Dine Against 9 Flyer
Flyer for restaurant fundraiser to support No On 9.
undated
3/6
Letters to Federal and State Elections Agencies
Letters deal with No On 9 committee's failure to file timely financial reports.
1992
3/7
Auction Items, 4/2/93
Roster of items donated by individuals or businesses to auction in support of No On 9.
1993
3/8
Auction Items, 9/16/92
Roster of items donated by individuals or businesses to auction in support of No On 9.
1992
3/9
Alphabetical Listing of Hate Free Oregon Database
Roster of businesses, presumably those who donated to No On 9 campaign.
1992
3/10
Contributions by City and State
Records of contributions in dollars and numbers of contributors by cities and by states.
undated
3/11
Alpha List of No On 9 Button Sales
Record of persons buying No On 9 buttons. Contains name, address, amount donated, and, usually, occupation. 196 pages.
1992
3/12
Right to Privacy PAC
List of contributions to No On 9 by the Right to Privacy PAC.
1992
SEL reporting forms for the Oregon Secretary of State
Box/Folder
3/13
SEL 233 Form (In-Kind)
"Part III: In-Kind, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable" printout (1st pre-election), 160 pages, incomplete.
1992
3/14
SEL 232 Form (Expenditures & Loans)
"Part II: Campaign Expenditures And Loan Payments" printout (1st pre-election), 126 pages, incomplete.
1992
3/15
SEL 232 Form (Expenditures & Loans)
"Part II: Campaign Expenditures And Loan Payments" printout (2nd pre-election), 49 pages.
1992
3/16
SEL 233 Form (In-Kind)
"Part III: In-Kind, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable" printout (annual supplemental), 1 page.
1992
3/17
SEL 232 Form (Expenditures & Loans)
"Part II: Campaign Expenditures And Loan Payments" printout (Other), 1 page.
1993
3/18
SEL 232 Form (Expenditures & Loans)
"Part II: Campaign Expenditures And Loan Payments" printout (annual supplemental), 31 pages.
1993
3/19
SEL 232 Form (Expenditures & Loans)
"Part II: Campaign Expenditures And Loan Payments" printout (General post-election), 61 pages, incomplete.
1992
4/1
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans)
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (annual supplemental), 15 pages.
1993
4/2
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans)
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (General, 2nd pre-election), 44 pages with cover letter.
1992
4/4
List of Donor's Occupations and Employment
Alphabetic Listing of donors to No On 9 with addresses and occupations. 136 pages. Dated November 24, 1992.
1992
4/3
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans)
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, post-election), 151 pages.
1992
4/5
SEL 229 Form (Supplement re: Contributors)
"Supplement to Second Pre/Post Election Statement of Contributions" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), 3 separate reports.
1992
4/6
SEL 233 Form (In-Kind)
"Part III: In-Kind, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), 2 pages.
1992
4/7
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) A-B
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section A-B, total report 638 pages.
1992
4/8
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) C-E
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section C-E, total report 638 pages.
1992
4/9
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) F-G
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section F-G, total report 638 pages.
1992
4/10
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) H-J
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section H-J, total report 638 pages.
1992
4/11
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) K-L
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section K-L, total report 638 pages.
1992
4/12
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) M-O
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section M-O, total report 638 pages.
1992
4/13
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) P-R
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section P-R, total report 638 pages.
1992
4/14
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) S
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section S, total report 638 pages.
1992
5/1
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) T-Z
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 2nd pre-election), section T-Z, total report 638 pages.
1992
5/2
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) A-B
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section A-B, total report 791 pages.
1992
5/3
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) C-E
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section C-E, total report 791 pages.
1992
5/4
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) F-G
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section F-G, total report 791 pages.
1992
5/5
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) H-K
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section H-K, total report 791 pages.
1992
5/6
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) L-M
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section L-M, total report 791 pages.
1992
5/7
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) N-Q
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section N-Q, total report 791 pages.
1992
5/8
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) R-S
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section R-S, total report 791 pages.
1992
5/9
SEL 231 Form (Contributions & Loans) T-Z
"Part I: Contributions and Loans Received" printout (general, 1st pre-election), section T-Z, total report 791 pages.
1992
Miscellaneous expenditures (not organized)
Receipts and invoices for goods & services billed to No On 9 campaign. Materials are not organized.
Box/Folder
6/1-6/5
1992-1993
7/1-7/6
1992-1993
Freedom Walk (fundraising event)
Box/Folder
8/1
1992 Oregon Freedom Walk - Forms
Advertising brochure, sample registration form for walkers, and volunteer information form used in conjunction with a No On 9 fundraising walk.
1992
8/2-8/8
Pledge Sheets - Freedom Walk
Pledge sheets turned in by those participating in walk. Materials not organized.
1992
8/9
"Problems" Pledge Sheets
Handwritten notes to follow up on specific pledge sheet data.
1992

Series B:  Other related materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/10
deParrie v. City of Portland et al.
Background material, including correspondence and discovery, of case of anti-gay plaintiff challenging (unsuccessfully) Portland's city ordinance outlawing sexual orientation discrimination.
1992-1993
5/11
Oregon State Bar Complaint - Les Krambeal v. Bernard Moore
Complaint and investigation by the Oregon State Bar that Moore threatened to reveal Krambeal's homosexuality during a civil trial in Medford, brought by Krambeal in a property dispute.
1992-1993
5/12
Miscellaneous Materials on Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation
Information about gathering statistics re: sexual orientation-related violence.
undated
5/13
The Concord Principles
Political agenda of Ralph Nader.
1992

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Elections--Oregon
  • Gay liberation--Oregon
  • Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--Oregon
  • Gays--Oregon
  • Homophobia--Oregon
  • Lesbians--Oregon
  • Referendum--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Neal, Fred--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Campaign for a Hate Free Oregon--Archives
  • Oregon Citizens Alliance
  • Right to Privacy (organization)--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1951-
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Financial reports
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Minutes