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Tina Kotek Decries U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Clean Air

[Portland, OR] – Tina Kotek, Oregon’s Democratic candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions: “Climate change, like so many other important issues, is on the ballot this November. Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling regarding the EPA once again highlights the critical need […]

Tina Kotek Celebrates Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increase, Highlights Opponents’ Records of Siding with Corporate Special Interests over Working Families

[Portland, OR] – Today, Oregon’s minimum wage will increase for over 100,000 workers across the state.  As House Speaker, Tina Kotek led the way to pass a much-needed minimum wage increase over fierce opposition from Republicans  – and Senator Betsy Johnson – in 2016. While this critical legislation has helped level the playing field and strengthen Oregon’s economy, it […]

ICYMI: Independent Party of Oregon Distances Itself from Gubernatorial Candidate Betsy Johnson

“Betsy is not speaking for Independents by polarizing Oregonians” This week, gubernatorial candidate Betsy Johnson drew criticism from community leaders and even the Independent Party of Oregon for disparaging Portland as the “city of roaches.” Johnson’s remarks drew a backlash from community leaders, which was then covered by several local media outlets. In one story […]

Volunteer Leader with Moms Demand Action to Drazan and Johnson: “We’re furious, we’re paying attention, and we vote.”

Tina Kotek Called for a Forum on Gun Violence Prevention Two Weeks Ago  [Portland, Oregon] – It has been two weeks since the Tina for Oregon campaign challenged Republican candidate Christine Drazan and conservative candidate Betsy Johnson to agree to an issue-specific forum on gun violence prevention policy. Neither candidate has responded. Even if they refuse […]

We saw the end of Roe v. Wade, and we took action

The Oregon Legislature passed the Reproductive Health Equity Act, but the fight’s not over. The U.S. Supreme Court just overturned almost 50 years of legal precedent, almost 50 years of protection for abortion access. Around the nation, abortion will be restricted, even illegal. But not in Oregon. We knew this day might come. That’s why […]

Tina Kotek Denounces SCOTUS Decision, Promises to Protect Abortion Access and Reproductive Freedom

Kotek: “Make no mistake: reproductive freedom is on the ballot in Oregon this year” [Portland, OR] – Today, Tina Kotek, Democratic candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: “Our right to control our own bodies and futures has been gutted. I’m furious. I’m deeply concerned for women […]

Tina Kotek Condemns Supreme Court’s Decision in Bruen

[Portland, OR] – Today, Tina Kotek, Oregon’s Democratic candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen: “Just weeks after 19 children were murdered in an elementary school in Texas, the Trump-dominated Supreme Court has issued a ruling that […]

Will There Be A Gubernatorial Forum on Gun Violence Prevention?

Tina Kotek Called for a Forum on Gun Violence Prevention Last Week, Johnson and Drazan Haven’t Responded [Portland, Oregon] – Last week, the Tina for Oregon campaign challenged Republican candidate Christine Drazan and conservative candidate Betsy Johnson to agree to an issue-specific forum on gun violence prevention policy. To date, neither Johnson nor Drazan has responded […]

Week in Review:  Johnson Touts Support of Extremist Republican, Crickets From Johnson and Drazan After Kotek Calls for Forum on Gun Violence

[Portland, OR] – This week on the campaign trail, Betsy Johnson showed her true conservative colors to voters, and Christine Drazan did what she does best: staying silent on the issues that matter to Oregonians.  Betsy Johnson Touts Support of Extremist Republican Bridget Barton On Tuesday, Betsy Johnson announced that Bridget Barton, the anti-choice, Big Lie […]

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