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Your Columbia County Republicans are active in building strong communities and advocating for strengthening the middle class. We defend the Constitution, support a free market enterprise system and oppose heavy-handed government overreach. We believe in the preservation of our unalienable rights. We stand for life, liberty and personal responsibility.
Our great nation was founded on the belief that an individual should be free from oppression and be allowed to think for, to act for and to openly express one’s self.
We believe that an individual should have the liberty to pursue their own dreams and aspirations along with owning the responsibility for those actions
With freedom and liberty comes a responsibility to defend those basic rights. The Columbia County Republicans stand ready to lead, defend and uphold your rights granted by the constitution of the United States of America.
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If you believe that a limited constitutional government, local control and personal responsibility matter, we invite you to come join the Columbia County Republicans!
Columbia County Republicans support candidates on all levels who subscribe to basic beliefs in personal freedom, liberty, and leadership.
Government exists to serve “We the People.” We actively work towards promoting policies and laws that protect our rural communities and way if life.
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I along with my colleagues in the House introduced a bill last session that would have banned the implementation of vaccine passports in Oregon and would have protected the privacy and rights of Oregonians. If you would like to view HB 3407 it can be found here: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB3407
Unfortunately, despite having bipartisan support in the House and Senate, this bill never left committee to be voted on. I believe the choice to get a vaccine is a personal, private choice between an individual and their medical provider, and a vaccine passport is a violation of privacy.
On November 17th, the Oregon Health Authority presented the Digital Vaccine Records Project to the House Interim Committee on COVID-19 Response. You can use this link to view the entire committee hearing. The presentation regarding this topic is in the last 10 minutes of the hearing.
I reached out to OHA and requested more time for public input and engagement. However, the response I received is not favorable. Per OHA Director Patrick Allen "As there is no policy or rule change of any kind, there is no 'public comment period' per se."
I encourage you, if you have not already contacted the following people, please do:
Director Pat Allen with OHA - Patrick.Allen@dhsoha.state.or.us
OHA Public Health Division director Rachael Banks - Rachael.Banks@dhsoha.state.or.us
OHA Community Engagement - firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Brown phone# - 503-378-4582
The public can send feedback to the COVID-19 Feedback team: