A Voice for Equity (Hardcover)
Governor Barbara Roberts has been
advocating for equity since the first time she spoke up for her autistic son's
educational rights while attending a local school board meeting, This began her
career as a public speaker, leading to her political work for more than fifty years. Over the years she
has been speaking out as a strong advocate for numerous causes; disability
rights, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental concerns, death with
dignity rights, equality and respect for all, and more. Today at 85 years old, Roberts
continues to speak publicly, passionately, a voice for equity, whether at
keynote speeches, commencement addresses, political rallies and endorsements
for candidates and issues, leadership conferences, Ted X presentations, or any
other gathering rallying for fairness and insight. A Voice for Equity is
a collection of twenty-two of Roberts's compelling speeches that span her years
in the political arena and as the 34th governor of Oregon. Her
topics include disability rights, women's rights, voting rights, LGBTQ rights,
children's rights, death education and grieving, the spotted owl and a forest
plan, protection of public lands, and more. Equity is Governor Barbara
Roberts's life passion. She continues to be inspired to speak up and give a
voice to fairness, equality, a level playing field, decency, and dignity. As
she states so passionately in her author's reflections: "I hope my passion comes through to
you, the reader. Please sense my urgency of message. Be open to making change.
Be the voice."
Governor Barbara Roberts it is a revered former Governor and member of Oregon's Democratic party. As of 2022, she is 85 years old and still very active in her state's politics. She is a fourth generation Oregonian, born and raised in Oregon.