Meet the Woman Helping Freedom Foundation Take on Brown’s Mask Mandate

Meet the Woman Helping Freedom Foundation Take on Brown’s Mask Mandate

Meet the Woman Helping Freedom Foundation Take on Brown’s Mask Mandate

The Freedom Foundation is pleased and proud to work with Shannan (last name withheld), who is a plaintiff in the organization’s mask mandate lawsuit against Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

Shannan is a survivor of domestic abuse and suffered attempts by her ex-husband to cut off her breathing. Understandably, she has post trauma stress from the abuse, but Gov. Brown’s mask mandates have forced another form of abuse on her.

At first, people with medical exemptions were not forced to wear masks at while shopping for groceries or running other errands. But as Gov. Brown increases her stranglehold on the state, life has become much more difficult for Shannan and people like her.

She’s been followed and accosted by strangers who feel empowered to bully anyone without a mask. She’s now being denied entry by the few places who once recognized the medical exemption. There are now very few public places Shannan can go.

Her stress and anxiety have increased dramatically. Nightmares have returned. These are the unintended consequences Gov. Brown won’t consider.

Your Freedom Foundation is fighting for Shannan and people like her. Watch her tell her story here:

Vice President of Communication and Federal Affairs
Ashley Varner brings a variety of public affairs experience and a tough skin to the Freedom Foundation team. Prior to joining the Freedom Foundation, Ashley spent many exciting, turbulent and wonderful years as a media spokesperson and state government liaison at the National Rifle Association. Following her tenure at the NRA, Ashley joined the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where she worked with state and local lawmakers across the country on a diverse set of policy and communications issues. A grassroots activist from a young age, Ashley joined her first of many political campaigns before graduating high school and organized protests across the street from her own professors at the University of Missouri. When not rabble-rousing against Big Government, Ashley enjoys cooking, mafia movies, and has seen most of the 1970s and 80s classic rock bands still on tour. She loves the Chiefs, hopes someday she can love her Mizzou Tigers again, and she was a Kansas City Royals fan and Patriot Act opponent before either was cool.