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— A massive business alliance called the Coronavirus Recovery Business Coalition has been pushing back against the Governor’s lockdown. Look at the list below.
— Thirteen Oregon State Senators penned an open letter opposing Gov. Brown’s lockdown.
— State Senator Dennis Linthicum and Rep. E. Werner Reschke filed a lawsuit against the lockdown as a Constitutional violation.
— The Oregon Restaurant Association sued the Governor recently to ease the lockdown.
— Oregon Farm Bureau resoundingly criticized Governor Brown’s rushed and secretive Executive Order on COVID-19 rules over agriculture housing.
— The Chair-elect of Oregon’s 3rd largest County, Clackamas, made national headlines for defying the Governor’s Thanksgiving 6-person limit on private in-home gatherings.
— Over 250 people held Thanksgiving dinner in front of the State Capitol in defiance of her Thanksgiving order.
— KTVZ reports that a Central Oregon group that opposes the lockdown has been gathering toys to help those injured by the lockdown
— Parents, teachers and media complained against Governor Brown’s making her education decisions behind closed doors.
— County Commissioners from Multnomah and Washington County ignored the Governor’s travel advisory when they vacationed in Hawaii and Mexico. We can only assume this was a “secret” backlash against the Governor’s lockdown.
(If we missed a recent backlash example please email us at [email protected]<dot>com)
Keep in mind these facts.
- Before the lockdown, Oregon was already rated the #8 most restrictive COVID rules in the nation.
- Oregon was rated #5 fewest COVID cases per capita,
- Oregon was rated #10 best hospitalization rates in the nation.
- Despite these comparative facts, Oregon entered into a full one-size-fits-all lockdown without flexibility, without allowing businesses, churches and other organizations to adjust based upon their capacity, without allowing businesses and gyms to utilize outdoor options, and without a vote or assembly of the people’s elected lawmakers.
Since the lockdown (and backlash) , Gov. Brown has began to rescind some of the restrictions. Yet, her style of making surprise, heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all rules created behind closed doors and without Legislative involvement, is causing real damage to people’s lives.
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article updated 12/1/2020