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Money & Influence 07.1.2022

When Money Drives Our Justice System

It didn’t use to be this way. District Attorney races have historically been overwhelmingly white, underfinanced, and unimaginative. District attorney races lurked someway down-ballot, attracting little attention and fewer dollars as a largely uninterested public looked the other way.

03.4.2022

What to know as Oregon’s legislature wraps up

Here’s a quick rundown on Oregon’s 2022 legislative results, with a focus on the critical issues impacting our democracy.

07.2.2021

Democracy Lens on 2021 Oregon Legislature

Here’s a quick democracy rundown on Oregon’s 2021 legislative session, including the good, the bad, and the work ahead…

Voting & Elections 02.9.2021

2021 Oregon Legislation on Democracy

Oregon’s 2021 legislative session is underway. Here are some of the upcoming state legislative bills aimed at impacting democracy.

Why Ethics Are Essential

We’re letting candidates know that if they want to represent us in the halls of Congress or in overseeing our state democracy, they can start by pledging to ethical leadership now, as they campaign for our votes.

Voting & Elections 07.3.2019

Big Wins on Democracy in Oregon

As the Oregon Legislature wraps up it’s 2019 session, let's take stock of what we won this session. We moved forward on campaign finance reform, election security and voting rights.

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