Category: News Clips

Bend Bulletin: Should rules for signature gathering change during COVID-19?

8/4/2020 This article was originally published by the Bend Bulletin. The state of Oregon and the federal courts have not been on the same page when it comes to signature gathering during the pandemic. The case has become a clash between the First Amendment and state authority that could set an interesting precedent for the…
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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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