This morning Governor Kate Brown visited Ashland to talk about the threat posed by efforts at the federal level to attack protections for pre-existing conditions in healthcare coverage. Bart Madson, a young father with a diagnosis of MS, and Sarah Moran, who has dealt with both cancer and endometriosis, spoke powerfully about the critical importance of coverage for pre-existing conditions in their own lives.
As Governor Brown stated, we will continue to do everything we can to protect access to healthcare for all Oregonians, regardless of their ZIP Code, Income, or medical records.
Sadly, it looks like the organizers behind IP 22, an initiative that would repeal Oregon's 30-year-old sanctuary law, may have collected enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
This morning these fabulous organizers, Alessandra de la Torre, Virginia Camberos and Evan Lasley, brought 40 of us together to begin to plan the NO campaign.
Why the heck would we want to repeal a statute that protects local law enforcement from becoming ICE agents? I'm confident our community will step up to protect our law abiding immigrant neighbors, co-workers and friends.