Mass Shooting at South Florida High School

Please write your legislators (Sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov and Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov ) in support of HB 4145 (removes the “boyfriend loophole”), and urging them to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, etc.


 

The bloody massacre in a Florida high school today has left us devastated and angry. It’s difficult to put into words our outrage and grief.

Tonight we mourn and try to comprehend the complete lack of human decency shown by gun lobby-funded legislators both in Salem and Washington, D.C.

Tomorrow, we will share our plan of action.

In the meantime, hug your family. Call someone you miss. And, for the love of our kids, make a commitment to call your legislator to demand strong, effective gun laws.

If you live in Oregon, tell your legislators you support HB 4145 and they should as well.

And wherever you live, call your legislators. Tell them to:

  • ban assault rifles,
  • high capacity magazines, and
  • ban products like bump stocks that effectively turn an semi-automatic gun. (Bump stocks were used in the Las Vegas shooting.)

You can find your legislator here.

It doesn’t take long to make the calls but they can help enact legislation that will last a lifetime.

Our deepest sympathies to the families and community.

Penny Okamoto
Ceasefire Oregon

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Clean Energy Jobs Bill

Note: Rep. Gomberg is supportive but Sen. Roblan needs encouragement.  This could make Oregon a leader in sustainable energy.


Great news! The Clean Energy Jobs bill, both the House and Senate versions, just passed out of their original committees today. They’re bound for the Rules Committee, which means they’re alive for the rest of session! Many other bills weren’t so lucky.

More than 500 of us filled the halls of the capitol building Monday. Lawmakers couldn’t believe their eyes, moving through crowds of Clean Energy Jobs supporters everywhere they went. What a huge impact. It was the largest lobby day for climate in state HISTORY! 

We showed true statewide support for climate action. A person from each and every House and Senate district in the state attended. 

Some meetings went better than others, as I’m sure you know. We have our work cut out for us. All of our volunteers … were amazing — cheering lawmakers who are champions and urging lawmakers who still need to make up their minds.

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What do we do now?

  1. Don’t go silent. It’s in a new committee, we need to push with renewed urgency! Only about 3 weeks left to get over the finish line. Share this and/or this graphic.
  2. Email and call your Senator and Representative. If they’re already supportive, urge them to be a champion and talk to their colleagues about supporting the bill right now.
  3. Call a friend, sibling, parent, niece, uncle, grandparent… whoever you know in these places — Boring, Canby, Carlton, Coos Bay, Corvallis, Creswell, Dallas, Enterprise, Eugene, Florence, Grants Pass, Independence, Le Grande, Lincoln City, McMinnville, Monmouth, Oregon City, Portland, Powell Butte, Prineville, Salem, Springfield, Tigard, Tillamook, and Yamhill.

House and Senate Rules Committee members represent these places. Tell people you know to call and write. Forward them this email.

Let’s keep giving it our all!

Sonny Mehta
Field Director

Homeless in Newport – A Newport News-Times Documentary

Lincoln County Public Health is proud to participate alongside other community agencies in Project Homeless Connect, Lincoln County’s annual homeless outreach event, that took place on Friday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Church of the Nazarene.

Source: Newport News Times | Homeless in Newport

New Year, New Laws, New Budget – Rep. David Gomberg

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