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Message from the Former Chairman of Oregon Commission on Black AffairsSalem-News.com
Former Chairman was scheduled to remain on the commission until next year.
(PORTLAND, OR) - Two senior members of the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs received termination notices in June from the Office of Oregon State Governor, John Kitzhaber. Clifford Walker of Portland, and Willie Woolfolk of Medford, Oregon have in essence been muted; they no longer have a vocal public role in the future toward improving the lives of Oregon's African-American community and neither is quite sure why.
One fact is that both of these Commissioners made inquiries about activities in the government that questioned the integrity of other state agencies. This led to an interesting set of responses, all preceding their unexplained termination.
Former Chairman Walker was scheduled to remain on the commission until next year.
In response to the sudden loss of his senior position with the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs, former Chair Clifford Walker approached the Governor's Office and several other Oregon agencies attempting to learn what led to his inadvertent departure from a position that required Senate confirmation.
He penned this open letter published below.
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