PORTLAND, Ore. – Protests, along with reports of racism and discrimination, have erupted across Oregon following the election of Donald Trump.
On Monday, Oregon’s governor asked residents to focus on what they have in common, rather than what separates them.
Gov. Kate Brown released a video calling for Oregonians to unite.
“In Oregon, we will not let the politics of hate interfere with our aspirations for a more perfect union,” she said. “What distinguishes us as Oregonians is our willingness to work together to overcome our challenges.”
Brown also assured Oregonians that she would protect the rights of all people.
“I will uphold laws protecting Oregonians’ human and civil rights,” she said. “I refuse to let hate and discrimination divide our state and our people.”
Brown endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Following Trump’s win, Brown said she was “profoundly concerned about the future of our country” and called for Trump to unite America.