Author: Sarah Andrews

The Oregonian: 9th Circuit rejects bid by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to halt signature gathering for redistricting initiative

7/24/2020 This article was originally published on OregonLive. Supporters of a plan to put an independent commission in charge of Oregon’s redistricting process can continue to gather signatures under a lower threshold to qualify their initiative for the November ballot due to the pandemic, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Oregon Attorney General…
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The Hill: Pandemic imperils redistricting reform efforts

7/22/2020  This article was originally published by The Hill. Late-game efforts to reform the redistricting process that will get underway next year are suffering coronavirus setbacks, sidelining even basic campaign practices like gathering signatures. Supporters of redistricting reform must collect tens or hundreds of thousands of signatures to get initiatives on November’s ballot. But the…
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Mail Tribune: Give redistricting measure another chance

7/19/2020  This article was originally published by the Mail Tribune.  by Mail Tribune Editorial Board A federal judge’s ruling giving backers of a redistricting initiative extra time to gather signatures and reducing the number they need is reasonable under the circumstances. A challenge to that ruling by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has solid arguments in…
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