Oregon House Rep. David Gomberg
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David Gomberg (D-Otis) represents House District 10, which includes Yachats, north to Tillamook along the coast, and inland as far as Sheridan and Falls City to the east.
We are fortunate to live in a special part of America that values racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity. But anyone paying attention this week knows that problems persist. Systemic, institutional, and interpersonal racism remains in our country and in our state that must be addressed.
Much has and will be written about this emergency session called by the Governor. Special sessions are infrequent and unusual in the first place. Usually they are called after broad agreement is reached on the issues to be considered.
I have spent much of the past year arguing that that Oregon needs, at long last, to get serious about emergency, earthquake, and tsunami planning.
Oregon House Rep. David Gomberg speaks on Senate Bill 608 in a follow-up letter to Homepage:
Several big issues are beginning to move, and move quickly in Salem. We need to be looking at how these proposed policies affect the future of Oregon and the problems those bills are designed to address. But we also need to balance those concerns with the consequences that may impact every day ordinary people and their day-to-day lives.