October 27th, 2009 | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, Politics

Who in Oregon is Donating to Referendum 71 in Washington

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With one week to go until Washington voters decide whether to retain their state's domestic partnership rights for same-sex couples, we were curious which Oregonians and Oregon companies are donating their cash to the campaign across the river.

Washington Families Standing Together, the group urging a yes vote Nov. 3 on Referendum 71 to retain domestic partnership, has collected more than $1.3 millon in cash, only about 1 percent of which came from Oregon.

Still, it's worth noting that the biggest donation from Oregon for came Oct. 14 when Nike contributed $5,000. Some of the other Oregon donors, according to Washington's user-friendly Public Disclosure Commission site, include Basic Rights Oregon ($2,500), Fat Cobra adult video stores owner Patrick Lanagan ($1,000), and state Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland) ($100).

Check out tomorrow's WW for everything else you should know about Referendum 71. And if you want to help Washington retain domestic partnership rights, here's how you can assist this week without having to donate money.
 
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