Governor Kate Brown's Press Office

October 17, 2019

Media Contact:

Kate Kondayen, 503-689-0248


Governor Kate Brown Orders Flag Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of the U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, who died today. Flags should be lowered to half-staff immediately and remain lowered until sunset on Friday, October 18.

"Our country was built on the premise of equality and justice for all, and Rep. Cummings fought for those values every day of his life and career," said Governor Brown. "Dan and I are sending our condolences to the entire Cummings family during this difficult time. We will forever remember his contributions as we build upon his legacy." 

The full White House proclamation can be found here.

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