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Report on March for One Oregon

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bu Cara Schufelt, Executive Director, Rural Organizing Project

Day one
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Video 2, Day One
This trip has not been met without hardship and tragedy.  Trinity Episcopal Church in Bend, host to the kick off dinner for the Tour, was the victim of arson at 2am following the event. Even after this tragedy, the church affirmed their support for the tour and asked riders to continue on their trip, sending along one of their own members to join for the final 4 days. The Oregon State Police, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, the FBI and the ATF have been brought in to investigate. The White House and the other 18 states participating in the Bus Tour have been notified. Oregon Bus riders are making plans to support the church on their return to Bend, starting with a vigil on Saturday night. (Excerpt)