Will Betsy Johnson Speak Out Against Racist Symbols at Her Campaign Rallies?

[Portland, OR] – Yesterday, OPB’s Dirk VanderHart reported on the use of white supremacist and far-right symbols at a campaign event organized by former Senator Betsy Johnson. As VanderHart reported: “Shirts bearing the Confederate flag and ‘Let’s go Brandon’ — a coded epithet against President Joe Biden — dot the crowd, and most people you talk to […]

ICYMI: “Endorsements Hint at Shape of Governor’s Race” – Willamette Week

Oregon AFSCME President blasts Betsy Johnson for “lack of respect” for workers, says she “continuously attacked the wages and benefits of public servants like firefighters, correctional officers, nurses, and teachers” Key Points: Former House Speaker Tina Kotek, the Democratic nominee for Governor, was recently endorsed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. […]

Tina Kotek Continues to Build Momentum, Announces AFL-CIO Endorsement

[Portland, OR] – Following this week’s announcement that AFSCME has endorsed Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor, the Oregon AFL-CIO has also announced its formal endorsement of Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. The Oregon AFL-CIO C.O.P.E. (Committee on Political Education) Board, which represents over 300,000 workers, overwhelmingly voted to endorse Kotek. “The Oregon AFL-CIO is proud to […]

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 […]

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