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Everytown for Gun Safety Endorses Tina Kotek

Gun violence prevention a defining contrast in Oregon Governor’s race [Portland, OR] – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund announced its endorsement of Tina Kotek in the race for Oregon Governor. Everytown for Gun Safety, along with its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, is the largest gun violence prevention organization […]

Oregon AFSCME Endorses Tina Kotek for Governor

[Portland, OR] – Oregon AFSCME announced that they have endorsed Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. Oregon AFSCME represents over 33,000 workers in every corner of the state. This year, Tina will face two anti-worker candidates for the state’s highest office – former House Republican Leader Christine Drazan and former State Senator Betsy Johnson.  “Speaker Kotek has been a […]

Week in Review: Gun Violence Prevention Takes Center Stage in Oregon Elections

Tina Kotek Endorses Initiative Petition 17, Rep. Schrader (Unsurprisingly) Endorses NRA-backed Johnson [Portland, Oregon] – With a new gun safety measure officially qualifying for the ballot this week, it’s becoming clearer by the day that gun violence prevention will be a central issue in Oregon’s elections this year, including in the race for governor.  On Monday, Oregon […]

Week in Review: Abortion Takes Center Stage, Betsy Johnson Still Refuses to Take Accountability for Attempted Abuse of Legislative Immunity

In other news: Pulse Nightclub survivor weighs in on Governor’s race, Anniversary of Sick Leave and Retirement Security bills highlight stakes for working Oregonians [Portland, OR] – This week, Oregon press zeroed in on how abortion and reproductive rights will impact the Governor’s race:  Willamette Week – Three Clues to Where the Candidates for Oregon Governor Stand […]

Abortion Takes Center Stage in Oregon Governor’s Race

[Portland] – This week, Oregon press zeroed in on how abortion and reproductive rights will impact the Oregon Governor’s race – and for good reason. In a post-Roe world, governors serve as the last line of defense against abortion bans. Yesterday on OPB, reporter Lauren Dake explained how the winner of this race will have immense power to determine […]

Opinion: Guns on the Ballot

And so, as an Oregon native, I just can’t sit by in the wake of another tragedy in Texas and even stand witness to historic gun safety legislation finally passing in the U.S. Senate, just to watch so many of my home state’s political leaders continue to spout the talking points of the NRA.

ICYMI: “Three Clues to Where the Candidates for Oregon Governor Stand on Abortion Rights” – Willamette Week

Key Points:  “For Democratic nominee Tina Kotek, who’s used to the challenge of defending the record of the current governor and party in power, the abortion issue is refreshingly simple: She’ll increase any abortion protection she can. But for her two opponents – Republican nominee Christine Drazan and unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson – it’s more […]

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