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Suzanne Gallagher’s professional expertise is marketing and marketing management. She has been a corporate executive, and started a successful business Art and Interior Design business, Wall Design Diva in 1994. In addition, she wrote and published two books, The Fine Art of Wall Design, and More Than Prayer And a Vote. Suzanne’s Republican Party leadership experience includes serving as a Delegate and Vice Chair of Washington County, and Oregon Republican Party Chair in 2013. In 2004 she ran for the Oregon House losing by a small margin. No one escapes the reality of life’s challenges. In August of 2011, Suzanne was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Her treatment included 4 months of aggressive chemotherapy, followed by three surgeries. The loss of hair, finger and toenails were small inconveniences reminding her of the most important priorities as she embarked on the 2012 Senate campaign. Only three weeks aUer the Primary and one week aUer major surgery, she kicked off her general election campaign with a Flash Mob in Director Square, Portland the day aUer the Rose Fes7val Parade. Eighty volunteers participated and it appeared on television news 5 7mes. During the early 1990’s public schools implemented a K-12 health curriculum to “prevent aids.” Included were lessons on condom use for 12 year olds. Suzanne, President of Oregon Eagle Forum, motivated hundreds of people to a_end school board mee7ngs defending Parents’ Rights. She was also a ci7zen lobbyist in our state capitol and trained others to do the same. Why Parents’ Rights In Education? Suzanne joined with U-Choose, an Issues Forum in 2009. She moderated the forms and gave talks about sexuality education in public schools. She met a teacher who wanted to form an organization and encouraged them to call it Parents’ Rights In Education. Later she participated in creating videos which were used to expose the controversial Adolescent Sexuality Conferences held at the Seaside Conference Center. When the group needed a Director in 2018, she volunteered. Suzanne and her husband Jack have been married since 1971. They live in Tigard near their three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Hey, everybody. This is Heidi St. John. Welcome to The Heidi St. John Podcast. I’m so glad you guys are here. Today is Thursday, July 2nd. This is episode 949. You know that I just started doing my podcast five days a week, which is why I’m coming to you today on a Thursday. I hope it’s encouraging you guys. My friend Susan is back in the studio with me today, and we’re going to talk about what’s happening in our public schools and what you can do about it. Stick around, I think you’re going to be encouraged.
All right, so you guys, the 2nd of July, I’m getting ready to start a brand new Bible study over at MomStrong International. We are highlighting profiles in courage. The series is called Even Now, so we’re going to teach you how to stand in times of darkness and in times of trial and remind you that God said that He has a role for you to play in all of this. You have a voice. We’re going to encourage you to get off the bench and onto the battlefield and to be a light wherever you are.
The Scripture Writing Challenge started yesterday on the 1st, and then on Monday we always start the new studies on the first Monday of every month, so the new study is going to launch. If you’re not a member at MomStrong International, I just want to encourage you to do that. You could hop on over there and sign up. This study is $8 a month, and your $8 goes a whole long way towards supporting this podcast, and also it’s going to have the added benefit of strengthening you in your understanding of the Word of God.
One of the reasons that we bring this podcast to you five days a week is because we want to strengthen you. The Bible says that we are to know God’s Word, to be as workmen who do not need to be ashamed, who can rightly handle God’s Word. When you can rightly handle the Word. This is what helps you speak truth and life into the culture, and if ever there was a time for God’s people to begin to speak truth and life in the culture, now is the time. This is the reason I’ve asked Susan to come back on the show with me today.
Susan is the president of Parents’ Rights in Education, and she is a firecracker. This woman has been married for almost 50 years. She has three children, eight grandchildren, and she knows what’s going on in the public school. We’re going to open your eyes today to some things that are happening around you and ask you to really pray about what you can do to make a positive difference in the area where you live. Susan, welcome back to the show.
[Susan] Thank you so much.
[Heidi] You’re on fire.
[Susan] I’m on fire.
[Heidi] I mean, you’re bummed about this stuff.
[Susan] You know what? I’m sangry. Do you know what that is?
[Heidi] No, but I’d like to find out.
[Heidi] I know what hangry is, because that’s what my husband gets when has to get lunch.
[Susan] I’m sangry. Yes, of course. Well, this is even worse than hangry.
[Heidi] Oh, no.
[Susan] Sangry is sad and angry.
[Susan] And as Christians, often we think, “Well, I don’t want to make anybody upset. I don’t want to create any problems. I don’t want to go against. I don’t want to go against.”
[Heidi] Mm-hmm , mm-hmm .
[Susan] Well, but that’s what the other side has done to us for decades.
[Heidi] For decades.
[Susan] For decades, and now it’s in hyper mode. When you make a snowball and you start rolling it down the mountain, it gains speed and it gains power and it gains volume.
[Susan] And that is exactly what is happening in our public schools. It’s liberalism on steroids essentially, and it’s not about educating kids anymore. It’s about indoctrinating them, but also, schools see themselves as social service agencies.
[Susan] And I heard this from an administrator, oh, 25 years ago. He was boasting about it. He almost went euphoric thinking about this wonderful school and how parents and families, they would come to the school and it would be the center of all services “for all families.” In other words, the hub of every community is the public school. And so to that end, now they don’t even call themselves educational institutions anymore. I’ve heard this from school board members. They think of themselves as social service agencies, and they actually are that. I didn’t know they were bold enough to call themselves that, but they do.
[Heidi] Well, they’re not hiding anymore.
[Susan] They’re not hiding.
[Heidi] I think for a long, long time, they’ve been hiding and we have been kind of lulled into thinking, “Oh, they have our best interest at heart.” No, they have their best interests at heart.
[Heidi] And that’s not to say, I think there’s a caveat, I always feel like I have to say this, there are good public school teachers.
[Susan] Yes, thank you for that. Yes, absolutely.
[Heidi] There are wonderful public school teachers who really do love their kids.
[Heidi] My daughter’s mother-in-law is a great example of a wonderful public school teacher.
[Susan] Okay. Sure.
[Heidi] And so we have public school educators in our family. There are wonderful school administrators.
[Heidi] A lot of them whose hands have been tied by bureaucracies and wicked legislators who have frankly been bought out by the likes of Planned Parenthood and other places like that. There are teachers who weep over what’s happening in their schools.
[Susan] They do, yes.
[Heidi] But that fact is, it is happening. And so when parents write to me and they say, “Why would you talk bad about public schools? There’s wonderful people in there.” That’s not the point. Look, we’re not against.
[Susan] No. We’re not against teachers. There are even really good administrators. They’re great. It’s mostly in rural areas we see that, but there are…
[Heidi] And this agenda is in rural areas. And people will say, “Well, my little public school would never do that.” Yes, it would. Yes, it would.
[Susan] Well, they’re pressured.
[Susan] And because these requirements are put into state law, they are bowing now. They’re bowing to the state legislature. They say, “Well, we have to do this.”
[Heidi] So let’s talk about that. Let’s talk about state law, because the best example that I can think of is what just happened to me here in Washington state.
[Heidi] You know that I went up, I’d made the three hour drive to Olympia several times to testify before the Senate. I’m sure you’ve done the same thing in Oregon-
[Susan] You bet.
[Heidi] … because you live in Oregon and I’m in Washington. And basically they passed this thing, this comprehensive sex ed, it’s a mandatory, comprehensive sex education, starting in kindergarten all the way up through 12th grade. They basically pass it in the middle of the night, and then Emperor Inslee, the emperor of Washington, even though he knows full well that even in King County, the most liberal county in Washington state, 70% of parents are against it. He says, “Oh, no. I’m going to sign it into law.” He had an opportunity. He could have said, “No, go back and rework it,” but he didn’t. He signed it into law.
So parents got mad enough that we decided, “Okay, we’re going to try to get a referendum on the ballot. We’re going to give voters the opportunity to vote this terrible bill out and take it to the woodshed where it needs to stay.”
[Heidi] But then what happens? The ‘rona hits. Now we have to collect 157,000 signatures in order to get it on the ballot. And I remember looking at my husband saying, “Ain’t no way.”
[Heidi] “We’re not going be able to do it.” They’ve shut our churches down. Any place that we could meet, where we could gather, they’re not doing it. You know what? Not only did we do it, we blew their numbers away. We doubled it. They collected 266,000 signatures. In the middle of the ‘rona…
[Heidi] … in a rainstorm, moms out there on the sides of the road having people pull over, and these moms are, I mean, these are warriors, these people out there in masks-
[Susan] Oh, I know.
[Heidi] … and everything else doing the whole thing, and they are getting signatures. And I guess I want people to know there are things that we can do.
[Susan] Right. Absolutely.
[Heidi] Just because you’ve got it in law in your state doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Am I right?
[Susan] Exactly. And we are so proud of our chapter.
[Susan] Our first real mega chapter…
[Heidi] Your baby chapter grew up real fast.
[Susan] … and that is in southwest Washington, and they collected the most signatures of any of the activist groups in the state.
[Heidi] Amazing. That’s right here in my little area.
[Susan] Right here, yes.
[Heidi] That’s Jennifer and Don.
[Susan] Battleground. Jennifer, Don. Yes, you bet.
[Heidi] Warrior mamas.
[Susan] Absolutely. Absolutely. So they just set up checkpoints,
[Heidi] Whose kids, by the way, this is important for parents know, their kids go to public school and they’re just like enough is enough.
[Susan] It’s enough. It’s enough.
[Susan] And so now the big push of course will be to get it passed. And when we say get it passed, we mean that the legislation will be rejected.
[Heidi] That’s right.
[Susan] You will either vote to keep it. You don’t want to vote yes.
[Heidi] You don’t vote yes on the referendum that you just worked so hard on. You vote no.
[Susan] You vote reject. So check to reject No Sexxx Ed, and we’re spelling sex S-E-X-X-X like X-rated, which it is…
[Heidi] Which it is.
[Susan] … pornography.
[Susan] Yeah. So No Sexxx Ed and it’s Referendum 90. And now we’ve got to sell it to the rest of the state. And the key as is in most of our political races in our states is voter turnout.
[Susan] Voter turnout. Voter turnout. And that means if you know someone who hasn’t voted in a long time, and that’s very, very common in the faith community, they’ve thrown up their hands, they’ve given up, well, you know what? We’ve got to get off the bench, right?
[Heidi] We’ve got to get off the bench.
[Susan] Got to get off the bench and we’ve got to vote. We got to work, and more than prayer and a vote. And I wrote a book titled that. I’ll share that with you sometime after I lost one of my races.
[Heidi] I would love that.
[Susan] Because I was so unhappy with that, the idea, and with the statewide referendum, I mean, everybody has something at stake, but we tend to believe in these political races that if I don’t live in that candidate’s district, for example, that well, then I won’t work for that person. Well, that’s not true. You can send them money. Number one, you can send them money. You can drive if it’s not too far away. You can drive up there. You can knock on doors for them. You can help them. You can. And with social media now, you can blast it out to your list.
[Heidi] You’ve got … I mean, the point is what Ray said.
[Susan] We can do it.
[Heidi] You cannot be silent anymore.
[Heidi] You cannot be silent. Facebook is censoring people. I mean, I’m very, very close to losing my platform over there. I’ve got all these labels now. If you go into the administration section on my page, all these warning signs.
[Susan] Oh, I believe it.
[Heidi] I’m sure they’re going to de-platform me here pretty quickly. People need to understand that this will continue until good people stand up against it.
[Heidi] I don’t want to get too off in the weeds over here because there’s some things I really want to talk to you about. We’ve got 10 minutes to do it in.
[Heidi] You and I were talking about the anti-American sentiment that’s being pushed in our schools. It is very, very real. And we were talking about an email that you got. I want to talk about a camp. Let’s start with the email, what you got.
[Susan] So I have signed up for an email list. Anybody can sign up to get this from Advocates For Youth. So you can go to their website and sign up for that.
[Heidi] Advocates for Youth — with a th.
[Susan] For Youth.
[Susan] Advocates for Youth is an offshoot of Planned Parenthood and it was established originally so that students could learn more about their sexuality, they could get access to abortions and contraception and blah, blah, blah. It was all about that. Well, it is definitely morphed into something different and they realized that what they need to do is empower these young people to, and I’ve seen them at school board meetings standing up at the mic fists raised literally.
[Heidi] Yes, yep, yep.
[Susan] Clenched fists demanding their rights.
[Susan] Well, it’s all right here. It’s on their website. And so I want to share with you some of the information that was just sent to me in this last week, because I’ve been watching the riots like we all have, and who’s at the riots? Who’s there? Well, in many cases they’re between, I don’t know, 14, 15 to about 24 years old.
[Heidi] Yep. Yeah.
[Susan] Right? I mean,
[Heidi] They’re very, very young.
[Susan] … that’s been reported in the news. They’re under 25.
[Heidi] Very, very young.
[Susan] Excuse me. They can’t even vote till they’re 18. How is it these kids are getting all ginned up? Who’s doing it?
[Susan] Well, Advocates for Youth is helping. There’s a lot of different groups, but they’re helping Antifa. They’re involved. So here’s what they wrote to me. They said, “Apply to be a youth activist by July 1st. Young, powerful, and taking over.”
[Susan] That’s who we are. Advocates for Youth.
[Heidi] They’re all in Seattle right now.
[Susan] Oh, yeah. Oh, sure.
[Heidi] Young, powerful, and taking over and killing people.
[Susan] Oh, sure. Absolutely. So they say, “the last few weeks have been very heart wrenching and painful.” They’ve been heartwarming to them, though, actually a little bit, “infuriating and horrifying. But they’ve also been powerful and uniting, emotional,” oh, “and hopeful. An unprecedented groundswell of people are coming together to confront white supremacy…”
[Heidi] Good grief.
[Susan] “… and envision a more just nation.” Oh, no. That word is “world.” “Young people are leading the fight and people in power are taking notice.”
And then they go on and they talk about Advocates for Youth. “We’ve trained thousands of young activists over the years in core skills everyone needs to launch and sustain a campaign. And so we saw our youth activists leading marches in Columbus, shaming lawmakers in Las Vegas, and coordinating policy demands in Minneapolis and providing aid to protesters in DC. We see you. We support you. We’re out in the streets with you and we’re honored to work alongside you. So with that in mind, we’re extending the deadline to apply to be one of our youth activists until July 1st. Be sure to look through our many programs here and plan to set aside time to fill out the application.” So they go on and they list all of their various…
[Heidi] Well, you know what they’re doing? They’re appealing to these kids’ sense of pride. Do you notice that?
[Susan] Oh, sure.
[Heidi] Which the Bible, by the way, says is a sin, one of the deadliest.
[Susan] Yes, it is. Yes, oh, absolutely.
[Heidi] They’re appealing to their sense of pride and they’re just saying, “We see you. Your voice is important.”
[Heidi] You, you, you, you, you.
[Susan] You, you, you, you.
[Heidi] And the kids are like, “Yeah, you right. I am amazing. I’m going to get up,” and then even though what they’re fighting for.
[Susan] Actually, that…
[Heidi] They don’t even really know what they sign up for, but they know that they’ve found somebody who cares about them, who wants to listen to them, who says their voice is important, and then they become the voice of that child. The child doesn’t even have their own voice after a while.
[Susan] Exactly. So here’s the issue with that, and that leads into all of this division and telling these young people that they are victims.
[Heidi] Yep, yep.
[Susan] And that they have rights and that they need to demand their rights.
[Heidi] Yeah. We love our victim mentality.
[Susan] Yes, and so … but it’s the very opposite. It is not Biblical in any sense of the word.
[Susan] And when the Bible says pride goes before the fall, it’s absolutely true. They are using vulnerable youth. Literally these are the vulnerable kids. These are not strong kids. And they need a sense of belonging. They need to be empowered, but they’re empowering with them with the wrong thing.
[Susan] I mean, it is very, very sad.
[Heidi] Let’s talk about the camp that is happening.
[Heidi] Bible camps have been canceled. Bible camp is really struggling. Camp Tadmore, a lot of these wonderful camps for kids.
[Susan] Oh, yeah.
[Heidi] VBS. Churches are not doing VBS because the Rona might get you. Because the Rona might get you. We’re not doing VBS. I saw a church the other day say, “We’re just so excited about our online VBS.” Well, I am not excited about your online VBS. My kids are not doing anything else online. I’m sick of it. We’re created for relationship.
[Heidi] We need each other. We need to go and pick up your crazy little kit and do our thing at home. We’ve been home for the last five months. I’m like, come on. This is ridiculous.
[Heidi] These guys, the social justice warrior people, they actually know that. What are these guys doing?
[Susan] Look at that. Okay. I’m looking at a poster that came with an announcement about this new camp that they have going on and their organization is called Budding Roses. Now in Portland, Oregon roses are a big deal. I mean, we’re the city of roses.
[Heidi] Yeah. City of roses. Yeah.
[Susan] We’re the city of roses. The name of their new project is Social Justice Summer Camp and it’s in August. The picture that I’m looking at is a caricature of two children, a girl and a little boy.
[Heidi] A girl with her fist in the air. A little girl too.
[Susan] Yes. Her fist is in the air. I mean, she’s shaking her fist.
[Heidi] Yeah this little … She looks like she is nine years old.
[Susan] You know what that is from, that fist that. Yeah. Communism.
[Susan] Okay. Then the little boy, of course he has on his mask, he’s wearing a mask. Okay. This is what it says. “Budding Roses is a volunteer run collective of educators, students, and activists who provide free social justice summer camps and year round workshops for Portland area youth in fourth through eighth grade. Fourth grade is age nine.” Isn’t that lovely?
Their daily activities include “a combination of community building activities, discussions on social justice topics, interactive workshops, movies, arts, games, and free time. Workshops and discussions are often held in collaboration with local activists and community organizations. In the past two summers, we have worked with the Burgerville Workers Union, critical resistance, PDX, critical resistance PDX, the Transformative Lenses Collective and DUG deep underground.” I don’t want to bore you with reading through all this, but it is so disappointing.
[Heidi] The point is, this is happening and it is insidious and parenting … Also, maybe this is my chance to insert a little plea. You guys, hold back your Bible clubs this summer.
[Heidi] Why can’t we do that? Hold back your Bible club this summer.
[Heidi] We used to do that all the time.
[Heidi] You can get in touch with CEF, Child Evangelism Fellowship.
[Heidi] There are lots of different places for parents to get involved. Get out your desktop, your old Awana books, and invite kids over and you guys can do an Awana club in your backyard. There’s so many things that you can do. If the churches won’t do it, parents need to start doing it.
[Susan] Oh, that’s a brilliant idea.
[Heidi] If the churches aren’t going to get in and start to say, “Hey, kids, we’re going to do … You can have a reading, a book club at your house, right?
[Heidi] There are lots of things that we can do.
[Heidi] It seems like the left in this country needs to know this. I was talking to my daughter about this the other day. We’re not fighters by nature.
[Susan] That’s true.
[Heidi] Conservative Christians especially. We don’t want to fight. We just want to go to work.
[Heidi] We want to go to work, we want to do the thing, we want to have our families. We want to enjoy our grandkids, we want to do the thing.
[Susan] That’s how they’ve taken advantage of us.
[Heidi] That’s exactly how they’ve done it and we need to become fighters. We need to become warriors and warriors for the Lord and warriors for the truth. I grew up singing Onward Christian Soldiers, didn’t you?
[Susan] Oh, yes. Yes.
[Heidi] I grew up singing that song.
[Susan] Onward Christian Soldiers.
[Susan] Where are they?
[Heidi] Where are they? That’s a really good question.
[Susan] They’re rising.
[Heidi] They are.
[Heidi] They really are.
[Susan] Yes, they seriously are.
[Heidi] They really are. We have about a minute and a half left. I want to just really quickly, I was just looking at all the notes in here. We know now that our kids are being targeted through the school systems. We see this, obviously the social justice movement, which is basically hand in hand with the communist movement with the socialist movement.
When they first talked about socialism in this country, I remember like five or six years ago hearing about it. I thought that will never take. Well, I was wrong. Because these people, these educators know something that parents need to understand and that is this; your children’s minds are moldable. They are moldable. Science tells us this, right?
[Heidi] Science tells us that our kids’ minds are very impressionable. Hitler said “he who owns the youth, owns the future.”
[Susan] That’s right.
[Heidi] Parents need to understand. Susan, how can parents become involved? Instead of watching our children get sucked into this spirit of division, which is all over in the culture right now, what are some ways that parents can actively be? I really do. I mean, this just … But I love the idea of saying, “Parents, start a book club. You guys, have read Bonhoeffer for goodness sake.”
[Heidi] I mean, there’s so many good things we can read to our kids this summer. We can invite the neighbor kids over. What are some things that parents can do to help stem the bleeding and turn the tide?
[Susan] Okay. There is strength in numbers.
[Susan] We have a very easy way to start a chapter, a parent’s rights and education chapter. It only takes three.
[Susan] Go on our website and apply, fill out the form on the ‘join us’ page. Tell us, if you want to start one. If you’re serious about starting one, we will contact you. We have a very simple chapter affiliation form.
[Heidi] Parents’ Rights In Education.
[Susan] We want to empower you to do that. I mean, we can’t be everywhere. The laws are different in every state. I’m traveling to Texas to meet with some people in Texas who want to start a chapter there, just like our Southwest chapter here in Washington. We provide the website. We provide … We’ve done all that. We’re a 501C3. We’ve done a lot of research. We need help doing this, but honestly, you don’t need to know everything.
[Heidi] That’s right.
[Susan] You just don’t need to know everything. I don’t have all this stuff memorized. I check my … I say, go to the website, look up the issues. Look up the laws in your state. I mean, it’s not rocket science, honestly.
[Susan] You know what’s right and what’s wrong and that’s really the main thing. That’s all you need to know. You know what values that you want your children to learn. Actually, I heard President Trump say something so inspiring last night at his rally.
[Heidi] Oh, I watched his rally. I was hooting and hollering.
[Susan] It was awesome.
[Heidi] I’ve turned into a plant lady to manage my stress. I was out on my porch, just trimming my flowers and watering.
[Susan] Okay, right.
[Heidi] Deadheading them and all that and hooting and hollering.
[Susan] Oh yeah.
[Heidi] It was great.
[Susan] Oh, yeah. He mentioned toward the very end, he was going through his list, listing all of the things he wanted to do. I have to go back and listen to it again because I want to capture that. But he said, “We need to teach our kids the history of this country.” Did you hear that?
[Heidi] Not the revisionist history.
[Susan] No, no, no, no. The real history and the constitution of this country.
[Heidi] He gets it.
[Susan] I thought that was code to me that he’s going to do something about this. That just gives me goosebumps just talking about it.
[Heidi] Me too. I was just going to say you get goosebumps.
[Susan] I’m like wow.
[Heidi] Oh, somebody is going to actually do something.
[Susan] Yeah. Yeah. We might see the end of the federal department of education. That’s on my prayer list literally.
[Heidi] Yeah, me too.
[Susan] Get rid of it.
[Heidi] Let’s not federalize it.
[Susan] Let’s not federalize it.
[Heidi] Everything we federalize turns to garbage anyway.
[Susan] We don’t need them. Yeah, we don’t need them. Do you know that that is one of the largest physical facilities?
[Heidi] Oh yes. I’ve been there. It’s amazing.
[Susan] Block after block.
[Heidi] The US Department of Education. I know, it’s crazy.
[Heidi] It’s crazy. It’s really crazy and it’s a massive lobbying force. We’re talking about massive money. All kinds of things.
[Susan] The teachers union. I want to put in one last plug for our event, so they can come to our event.
[Susan] You’re going to be speaking at our event.
[Heidi] I am.
[Susan] It is October 3rd. That is a Saturday. We have Rebecca Friedrichs. She fought the teacher’s union.
[Heidi] She is a fire cracker.
[Heidi] All the way to Supreme court.
[Susan] I mean, can you imagine all of us on the same stage? Okay. Then we have Walt Higher. Walt Higher. Amazing. Now we are not …
[Heidi] He lived as a transgender woman. People may not know.
[Susan] He lived as a transgender woman.
[Heidi] People may not know who he is. He has an amazing story. Look him up.
[Susan] He is an amazing guy.
[Heidi] He lived as a transgender woman for many, many years. He got radically saved, has an incredible story.
[Heidi] You’re not going to want to miss it.
[Susan] He is powerful. All those people are listed on our event page on our website and then go there and look it up. Then we also have the attorney who is representing us to the Supreme court.
[Susan] Oh, she’s a fireball. You know what?
[Heidi] Come on out.
[Susan] Come on out. Yes.
[Heidi] When is it again?
[Susan] Okay. It’s October 3rd. That is a Saturday and it’s being held at the Shiloh Inn at the airport, so you can fly in from anywhere, spend the night.
[Heidi] And you’re right there.
[Susan] There is a shuttle from, yes, from the airport. I have a feeling there’s some great rates.
[Heidi] Great rates. You know what? You need to get out of the house. You need to get out of here. You need to get out of your state. Come to Portland.
[Susan] Yeah. Everybody wants to go to Portland right now Susan.
[Heidi] Actually, we will have …
[Susan] Come to Portland. We’re super close to having a Chaz of our own. Keep watching the news.
[Heidi] Yeah. Yeah. Well, you don’t need to worry about the protesters because we’ve got that handled.
[Susan] I think it’s good for people to understand the airport. If you’re thinking about coming and a lot of people are worried about Portland.
[Susan] You don’t need to be worried about this because the airport is literally just a block or so from the hotel, so you don’t have to really go anywhere. My heart’s really breaking for Portland. I was born and raised in Portland.
[Heidi] I know.
[Susan] It’s very sad to see what’s happening, but it is happening because we have sat this out for too, too long and it’s going to take courage. That’s what Ray was just saying in here. It’s going to take courage.
[Heidi] We need to pack the house. We need to because we need to show them. We need to show them.
[Susan] That it matters. Well, that the Rona’s not going to stop us.
[Heidi] That’s right.
[Susan] That the state government is not going to stop us. The Washington legislature is not going to stop us. We are moving forward.
[Heidi] The bullies are not going to stop this.
[Susan] Yes. We’re moving forward.
[Heidi] Yep. I agree.
[Heidi] Susan, you are a firecracker. You inspire me. I’m sitting there thinking, boy, I’ll tell you what. If I can be married at 50 years and have as much energy and excitement and enthusiasm and vision as you do, I hope that that’s the case. May it be so. These are my goals in life.
[Susan] I think you will.
[Heidi] You are doing an amazing thing and I really appreciate you coming on the show.
[Susan] Thank you so much.
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