NAACP endorses Progressive Party candidate, Sami Al-AbdRabbuh

The Corvallis-Albany NAACP has endorsed Sami Al-AbdRabbuh for the Oregon House of Representatives District 16 seat. This district encompasses Corvallis and Philomath.

"Through his attendance at our meetings, the NAACP has come to know Sami and his commitment to advance our cause of a just and fair community," said Barry Jerkins, the organization's president. "As examples, he wants the state to make education a priority, and he will advocate for mitigating unemployment. We wholeheartedly support Sami's candidacy."

The Oregon Progressive Party unanimously nominated Sami Al-AbdRabbuh for the State House race. “Sami Al-AbdRabbuh is the most progressive candidate in the race for House District 16 in the coming November election,” said David Hess, a member of the OPP State Council. “His stances on important issues reflect our platform and will move Oregon forward down a progressive path.”

Sami’s campaign workers have started knocking on voters’ doors to hear their needs. “Some voters can’t access their representatives or share their concerns,” said Sami Al-AbdRabbuh. “We talked to some people who can’t go to town halls or send emails. As inconvenient as door knocking is, it was worthwhile to learn about what people really want. The campaign is committed to sharing the voices of those underrepresented or marginalized, before and after the election. And we are walking the talk.”

Sami Al-AbdRabbuh, born in Arizona to a father from Saudi Arabia and mother from Syria, has an undergraduate degree in Control and Instrumentation Systems Engineering. He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, with a focus in Human Systems Engineering and a minor in business administration, from Oregon State University.

The campaign is looking for volunteers and interns to help with policy research, canvassing, and events organization. It also asks individuals to donate by going to The campaign is not accepting contributions from large corporations. The Corvallis-Albany NAACP is hosting its Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday, October 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Adair Clubhouse. Tickets are available at

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