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Election 2018: Lose Some, Win Many

David Kilada Political Director

Oregon’s pro-life advocates faced disappointment in the 2018 election results. Measure 106, the first pro-life measure to qualify for Oregon’s ballot since 2006, lost by 29 percent. Other losses in legislative races mean that there will be a pro-abortion supermajority in the Oregon Legislature. The mountain pro-life advocates are up against is that Oregon has…

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Local Elections More Important Than Ever

David Kilada Political Director

All politics is local, they say. Most of the years I’ve worked in local politics, I have doubted the truth of this phrase. After all, 99 percent of the time people focus on what is going on in the White House or the Congress. Little thought is given to the Oregon State Capitol, much less…

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Enthusiasm: The Only Way We Can Win

David Kilada Political Director

This primary election there were critically important pro-life victories as well as some painful losses. In some races, there simply were not enough pro-life voters who returned their ballots. In others, pro-life voters rose to the challenge and made the winning difference. What we can learn from both the wins and the losses is that…

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The Primary Challenge

David Kilada Political Director

Oregon Right to Life PAC has traditionally spent significant time and resources to win primary elections. Because we are in the midst of the 2018 primary, I think it would be helpful to explain why this is a critical part of our work. In Oregon, it hasn’t always been true that elected Republican officials were…

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Oregon GOP Unanimously Denounces Euthanasia

David Kilada Political Director

At the end of October, Republican delegates from across Oregon met in Bend to update the Oregon Republican Party (ORP) Platform. This document is critical because it explains the pro-life position of the only major party in Oregon that takes a stand in defense of life from conception to natural death. In light of the…

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