November 3, 2016
The League of Minority Voters recently awarded Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) Founder and Chairman Sam Brooks with one of two 2016 Civil Rights Champion awards. The award ceremony was part of the 7th Annual State of Civil Rights Forum in Salem on October 27th.
The League of Minority Voters has a mission to: “empower communities in the process of collective decision-making and deliberation for the common good.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown and fellow gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce spoke as part of the event’s Candidate Forum. They both stressed the importance of civil rights and talked about each of their campaigns.
The crowd of 210 people watched as Sam Brooks was given the award by Promise King, the League of Minority Voters Executive Director. King gave thanks to Mr. Brooks for his work in the community helping many small businesses to stay profitable and expand their operations.
Dr. Bruce Goldberg, Former Director of Oregon Health Authority, also won a Civil Rights Champion award.
“I am proud to be recognized by the League of Minority Voters. Civil rights awareness is just as important today as it was in our past,” said Sam Brooks, the Founder and Chairman of OAME.
OAME will soon celebrate its 30th anniversary of helping entrepreneurs through access to capital, business incubation, networking opportunities and free business counseling.
For any questions about the award,
call Matt Rutter at 503.249.7744