I’m not weighing in on the whole Sam Adams thing. I’ll leave that to the “Throw the first stone” crowd (it's a Pisces thing). However, John Kroger is circulating a petition to bring back the Civil Rights Investigatory Unit to the Oregon Department of Justice which I think is worthy of mention.
Ronald Reagan had it dissolved in the 80’s during his Presidency, and we need it more in Oregon than ever. Maybe then we can find some justice for people who have their civil rights violated on a daily basis. And maybe then we can move forward from seeing civil rights as a gay/people of color only issue in Oregon. I have a copy of the petition if you’re interested in signing it.