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Why I'm disappointed

Oregon has a new seat in Congress. About 40% of it is in the district I currently represent, and our primary election is less than a month away. This crowded race has many qualified candidates – including state Representative Andrea Salinas.

I'm supporting Andrea Salinas because she's a progressive champion who has delivered for Oregonians in the state legislature – and with more than 90 endorsements from community leaders and organizations she's proven that she has authentic grassroots support right here in Oregon.

But unfortunately, ever since the disastrous Citizens United decision, too many campaigns have been flooded with massive amounts of cash, fueled by billionaires and special interests seeking to bend Congress to their will. Here in NW Oregon, a Super PAC funded by a multi-billionaire has spent nearly $5 million to promote another candidate.

And last week, we learned that the House Majority PAC made the very unusual move of weighing in with a close to a million-dollar ad buy in this hotly contested primary.

I'm disappointed and you should be, too. It should be up to voters – not Super PACs – to decide who wins our elections. It's wrong. And I'll continue to fight to end the flood of money polluting our politics.

Working together, we have the opportunity to show that people power can defeat big money. I recently made a donation to Andrea's campaign. Will you join me?

We can thank Andrea for Oregon's strong climate policy, expanding rights for workers, and progressive abortion laws. We need her in Congress.

This district is a top target for Republicans trying to take the majority. Andrea is the right candidate to take them on this November.

I am standing strong with Andrea Salinas in this fight.

Will you donate $3 or more to support Andrea today?

Thank you for standing with me and with Andrea,

Suzanne

Posted on April 18, 2022.

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Meet Suzanne

Suzanne knows what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. She worked her way through community college, university, and law school. She started her career at Legal Aid and worked as a consumer rights attorney. Throughout her career she’s been a leading advocate for public education, protecting the environment, and civil rights. She’s fighting for a better future for all Oregonians.

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