“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say; This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better.” – Tom McCall
The Legacy Project
— Saying thanks to Tom McCall by paying it forward to Oregon.
Tom McCall, Oregon’s governor from 1967 to 1975, was a great defender of the environment, promoting such legislation as the Bottle Bill, the Beach Bill, and land-use planning. His creative approach to solving problems resulted in our state becoming a leader in environmental reform in the early ’70s. While many Oregonians believe we still hold this position, the sad truth is, we no longer do. The goal of this project is to restore our state to that proud role and ensure that McCall’s efforts to preserve Oregon’s natural resources for future generations are not undone.
Phase 1 will use the initiative process to declare March 22, McCall's birthday, "Tom McCall Day." (This will not be a paid holiday.)
Phase 2 will maintain Tom McCall's legacy for generations to come through education and volunteerism.
What you can do:
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Using Tom McCall’s legacy
to educate and encourage Oregonians to take an
active role in restoring and maintaining Oregon’s position
of environmental leadership.