By KC Hanson, Democratic Party of Oregon Chair

Just seven months ago I stood on Oregon’s Capitol steps in Salem and spoke at the Oregon Climate Emergency Rally, invoking the need for all Oregonians to come together and address the reality of the Climate Crisis.

Photo of DPO Chair KC Hanson speaking at the Climate Rally in February 2020
Photo of DPO Chair KC Hanson speaking at the Climate Rally in February 2020
DPO Chair KC Hanson speaks at a Climate Rally at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, in February 2020.

As I spoke, 72,000 square miles of Australia lay smoldering in last season’s conflagrations, killing well over a billion animals, destroying habitat and entire ecosystems, consuming towns and killing Aussies. I told the Salem crowd that 72,000 square miles would envelop two thirds of Oregon, the nation’s ninth-largest state, sweeping over us from the Pacific…


By Michelle Risher, Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair

On Friday, June 12th, Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services announced that in mid-August Donald Trump would strip the most basic of human rights — healthcare — from transgender Americans. This attempt to codify medical negligence, is nothing more than rank ignorance or faith-based malice.

Such religious medical malpractice, inherently includes the “right” to allow a patient to suffer and/or die because a medical practitioner’s “faith” or, more laughably, “conscience” led them to believe that the life, liberty, and the…

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