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Redrawing Oregon Lines



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Tune in today @ 5pm to 'Get Real with Rick Dancer' live feed. House Republican Leader Representative Christine Drazan, myself, and the Independent Party of Oregon, will be having an important discussion with Rick Dancer about Redistricting. Please join me and tune in!





'AS I SEE IT - My Important Message to You'

Albany Democrat Herald - Released April 6


Democrat Herald, Albany, OR - "One issue I have been spending time on is redistricting. While not exciting-sounding, redistricting is a critical foundation to our government. Every decade, after the census data is published, the legislators in Oregon redraw their districts. Yes, you read that right — politicians in Oregon get to choose their voters. There is no incentive for politicians to make their reelection races any harder, so naturally, and especially if legislatures are as lopsided as ours is, districts are going to become what we all call “gerrymandered.”

Last year, we nearly had a ballot measure that would have taken the district drawing process out of the hands of the Legislature and transferred it to a nonpartisan, nonelected commission. This idea wasn’t partisan, it was supported by the Independent Party, Common Cause, League of Women Voters, NAACP, Oregon Farm Bureau and many more." - Representative Shelly Boshart Davis

Read the full Op-Ed here


'SHE, HER, RURAL - On the Urban/Rural Divide'

Register Guard - Released March 30


Register Guard, Eugene, OR - "Redistricting finds itself in an unusual position this year as census data is not expected until Sept. 30. This is past both deadlines set for the Legislature and the secretary of state. As it stands, Oregonians have an opportunity to set up an independent redistricting committee and make sure all voices are heard… Quite frankly, it’s been exhausting to have a representative elected by urban precincts who continually mocks and talks down to your way of life and livelihood. That is our current situation." - Marie Bowers, Fifth Generation Farmer in Oregon

Read the full Op-Ed here



April 10


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Your Voice


Friends, we have the opportunity for a better Oregon, and we have a path to achieve that. I believe Oregon voters should choose their politicians. Politicians shouldn’t choose their voters. It’s a conflict of interest. 

I cannot communicate how important lending your voice to the redistricting process is. I look forward to hearing or seeing you Saturday, April 10 at 12pm


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1415
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-389, Salem, OR 97301
Email: Rep.ShellyBoshartDavis@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/boshartdavis