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The business of the state is not done until significant #climateaction is in place. Cap-and-invest is not dead for 2019. It’s what we voted for. Thousands of Oregonians, from every corner of our state, call on our elected leaders for a special session to pass this bill. #ORleg
Bold action is necessary for our state to combat and prepare for the #climatecrisis. Make no mistake, Senate Republicans are coming back under their terms after walking out on Oregon’s children twice this year. This is not how our democracy is supposed to work. #ORpol
Continuing to capitulate to demands of a small minority, which has taken our legislature hostage, will only lead to more of the same because there are no consequences. It was never just about a climate protection bill, but a long list of Senate GOP demands and grievances.
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The for profit industry that warehouses vulnerable kids for cash stretches to the other side of the Atlantic. Oregon is not alone. These kids need help now.… #orpol
BBC footage documenting dehumanizing abuse at for-profits may be shocking, but not unusual. Thousands of US kids, including from OR, are in these places. They face same type of ridicule, abuse, & humiliation. They have fractured bones, stapled heads & broken spirits to prove it
All of this is done for profit as regulators and policy makers in multiple states and countries look the other way.
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We’re live now at Portland’s Terry Schrunk Plaza to rally for abortion rights and #StopTheBans! Join us now to defend the hard-won victories for reproductive freedom and fight back against attempts to roll them back!
Impressive turnout and great energy at today's rally to #StopTheBans in Portland! #Portland #pdx
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#SanctuaryCity #SanctuaryState

Illegal Alien in Oregon released back into public after serving just 60 days in jail for raping a dog. To death. 🐶💀
@promentheus1 😣😡😡
That is unacceptable.

Thank God for President Trump and our collective desire to #MAGA
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UNROLL ME: #ORPOL 2015 study in journal Atherosclerosis found that men had 29% fewer heart attacks and 17% fewer strokes if they had a history of childhood measles and mumps. Women suffered less events as well, but not to the same extent.…
#ORPOL According to the CDC, an estimated 790,000 heart attacks occur in the U.S. every year. So according to data from the JACC study in 2015, there could be 229,000 LESS heart attacks per YEAR if these people had measles AND mumps as children.…
#ORPOL Measles and mumps appear to reduce stroke risk as well. 135,000 less people would suffer from a stroke PER YEAR if all of these people had measles AND mumps as children. The numbers were calculated based on predictions for men only.…
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UNROLL ME: #HB3063 proposes to let state gov practice medicine and throw healthy kids out of school. It's awful legislation. So when I saw the following story on FB, I asked and got permission to share it. This insensitivity is what families must deal with. #ORPOL #ORLEG
"I was with 12 constituents who went to Senator Chuck Thomsen's office. One was a mom who moved from California after her daughter got a CYCLICAL FEVER DISORDER following being vaccinated.
"With tears in her eyes she told him that her daughter suffers from debilitating fevers and vomiting every few months. "I voted for you," she said. She was told by a doctor that it would be potentially fatal to vaccinate her daughter.
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UNROLL ME: I had the good fortune of hearing Jacie Gallion speak on the steps of our state Capitol to the thousands who attended the NO ON #HB3063 rally in Salem Tuesday. I asked for and got permission to share her wonderfully passionate speech here.
Hello Oregon Warriors!
It was RFKjr who said “The checks and balances in our democratic system that are supposed stand between corporate power and our little children have been removed, and there's only one barrier left and that's the parents.” #ORLEG #ORPOL #WEDONOTCONSENT
I am proud of you all for being here, for standing up, for showing up, to let your legislature know you will NOT BE SOLD to Pharma!

All over the United States — all over the World — this battle is being fought!

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Unroll me. Saw this and thought I'd share as a thread roll on why we can't trust pHARMa empowered by Gov. #NoOnHB3063 @katebrownforOR @cheriheltOR #ORLEG #ORPOL #hearus #notgoingaway
Vaccine safety skepticism makes me a conspiracy theorist? Consider this:
I didn't distribute a drug called Factor VIII in the 1980's tainted with the HIV virus intentionally, infecting and killing thousands of people around the world..…
I didn't experiment with the flu vaccine and expose mental patients and prisoners in Michigan to the pandemic virus in 1942...

Jonas Salk and the U.S. Government did that.…
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"As Oregon is addressing inappropriate restraints of students and clarifying what is inappropriate and necessary, Oregon children have been shipped to Clarinda Academy where reports tell of obscene restraint practices that lead to hospitalization."
A letter Sen. Kim Thatcher wrote about the foster system emergency in Oregon, following an @NBCNightlyNews and @ChildrensRights investigative exposé about Clarinda Academy--and Brown jailing, institutionalizing foster children.
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No, seriously, there's research supporting it.
(progressive portlanders flummoxed by #orpol contradictions should read Clucas & Steele as well as Kopp's "Eden within Eden: Oregon's Utopian Heritage"

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THREAD: Amid all the recent conversation about what OR Rep Bill Post intended when he invited a gun extremist group to "Be ready, be there!" at @MomsDemand Advocacy Day, it's important to step back and explain/contextualize a few things:

@chargrille @fred_guttenberg #orpol

Post's excuse is that he was just innocently inviting OFF to "debate" @MomsDemand at our #orleg Advocacy Day. This is is disingenuous.

Let's start with a definition: What is Advocacy Day? (Also sometimes called Lobby Day.)

Most issue-based organizations plan Advocacy Days at their state capitols to advocate for their specific issue: Environment, Education, Labor, LGBTQ, Disability Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Civil Liberties, Reproductive Rights, etc. It's a long-standing practice.

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Thank you, Twitter. Lawmakers should NEVER encourage armed extremists to intimidate and silence constituents exercising their right to free speech.
“Post was removed from the Judiciary Committee after a tweet he sent out on Feb 19., in which he invited gun rights group the Oregon Firearms Federation to an event at that Capitol being staged by gun-control advocate group @MomsDemand.”…
All that said, the tweet hasn’t yet been deleted. Hoping @BillPostOregon will apologize in person to Oregon @MomsDemand volunteers on Tuesday. He knows where to find them. #orpol

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Excuse me while I geek out a little! I found this this signed photo of former Oregon Governor Tom McCall on eBay and just received it tonight! He is generally considered to be original driving force behind Oregon’s revolutionary land-use system & environmentalism in the 60s & 70s
While working for KGW, he produced a documentary on pollution in Oregon, which helped to spur environmental cleanup of air and water ways. As Governor he led the clean-up of the Willamette River, passed the Bottle Bill, passed laws establishing public ownership of Oregon Beaches
And of course he passed into law Senate Bill 100 in 1973 which established 19 land-use planning goals we still uphold to this day! SB 100 also introduced the Urban Growth Boundary around our state's cities, which have served to protect our precious farmlands & open spaces.
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In last night's #ORGovDebate, @KnuteBuehler falsely suggested that we oppose Oregon’s landmark #CleanFuels Program. This is a wholly off the mark. Here's our statement in response: (a thread)
1. The Sierra Club strongly supports Oregon’s #CleanFuels Program, which has reduced carbon dioxide pollution by 1.7 million metric tons over the last two years, at little or no cost to consumers.
2. At the same time, the Sierra Club is looking to make sure that biofuels meet higher and higher environmental standards and is seeking to curb federal support for biofuels that offer no improvement over oil and gas.
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Friend received an aggressive push poll call today in support of Selma Pierce, running for OR House against @PaulEvansOregon. It identified Pierce as an independent (untrue) & asked which of 3 statements about Evans (all of them untrue) would make them less likely to vote 4 him.
When asked, the caller would not identify who had paid for the poll. I assume Pierce chose to be falsely identified as an independent because our district is fairly purple and it's a tough time to be a Republican. Seems duplicitous, if not strictly illegal. #orpol
The previous day I had received another @gop-friendly push poll call in support of @KnuteBuehler which also pushed the conservative line on several ballot measures. I have not received and do not know anyone who has received Democratic-leaning push poll calls in Oregon.
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#FactCheckFriday comes a day early this week! With Knute Buehler's campaign out with another ad that crams five blatantly false or misleading statements into a 30-second video, we couldn't wait another day to fact check. Here’s our breakdown of the ad: (thread) #orpol
JEN KEESEY: "As a lifelong Democrat, I care about the right to choose, and I know Knute Buehler does too."

FALSE: Buehler says one thing to court pro-choice voters, but he has an altogether different narrative when he is trying to win over other voters. #FactCheckFriday #orpol
For instance, on conservative talk radio Buehler said, "I have a record in the legislature of voting against Governor Brown’s efforts to expand access to abortion," and "I’m not for public funds going to fund abortion."…
#FactCheckFriday #orpol
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