Compassion Honors Senator Ron Wyden
In appreciation for his exhaustive efforts to defeat the Pain Relief Promotion Act in 2000, Compassion honored Senator Ron Wyden. Former Governor Barbara Roberts, presented Sen. Wyden with a pen and ink drawing representing him as a knight in shining armor defending Oregonians from the perilous PRPA dragon.
Governor Roberts praised Wyden for his defense of all patients who face severe pain at the end-of-life and his diligence to defeat the bill sponsored by Sen. Don Nickles. "The U.S. Senate failed to pass the PRPA due to the persistence and political savvy of our Oregon senator," said Roberts. Also in attendance at the May reception were Sec. State Bill Bradbury, Sen. Kate Brown, and Rep. Dan Gardner.
The pen and ink drawing was donated by artist David Vandervoort, an Oregonian now living in San Francisco. David is the son of Barbara Coombs Lee, President of CIDF.
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