Author: Penny Okamoto

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Ceasefire Oregon Action Fund 2022 Endorsements

This election cycle, the Ceasefire Oregon Action Fund endorsed candidates who either made gun violence prevention a major issue in their campaign without encouragement from us or who, as legislators, did not flinch from taking strong stands on the bills … read more

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

Suicide can be prevented.  If you are having thoughts of suicide, help is available 24 hours a day:  Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or  text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. Firearms are used in more … read more

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Analysis of the 2020 Federal and State Elections

Firearm death and injury is increasing but, to borrow a phrase from President-elect Joe Biden, we can marshal the forces of decency, compassion, and science to pass the laws and enact the policies that will end–yes, end–the nightmare of gun … read more