COVID-19 Petition

On April 20, 2020, the Central Committee of the Multnomah County Republican Party adopted the language set forth below as a resolution of the Party, and by this Petition, we ask you to join us in publicly showing your support in demanding that Governor Kate Brown repeal her illegal and unconstitutional orders shutting down Oregon.

WHEREAS Governor Kate Brown has purported to shut down businesses all over Oregon without adequate transparency and the input of Oregon’s elected representatives; and

WHEREAS the Governor has closed the State’s schools without adequate planning, imposing enormous hardships upon Oregon parents and students; and

WHEREAS the Governor has purported to act in concert with Washington and California, whose circumstances are very different; and

WHEREAS experience so far demonstrated that COVID-19, while more contagious and virulent than the typical flu virus, is not beyond the capacity of Oregon’s health systems to handle, while hospitals remain at below normal utilization, nurses and others are being laid off, and vital health care treatments for non-COVID-19 have been denied; and

WHEREAS the Governor’s orders have inflicted widespread and catastrophic unemployment and economic loss; and

WHEREAS isolation and lockdown are increasing instances of depression, suicide attempts, domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse and other mental health crises; and

WHEREAS, the Governor has not allowed Oregon businesses and their customers to develop and implement their own common sense means of mitigating personal risk, and they should be given freedom to do so; and

WHEREAS the Governor has demonstrated a pattern of delay and indecision in getting Oregon back to work; and

WHEREAS the risk to the public health from COVID-19 may never be fully eliminated, and the Governor’s actions have failed to balance the human and economic costs of maintaining a lockdown against the potential for disease; and

WHEREAS quarantining is the confining of sick people, while tyranny is the confining of the healthy;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the undersigned petitioners demand that Governor Brown immediately remove restrictions put in place by her unlawful and unconstitutional Executive Order (“EO”) 20-12, repealing and replacing it with a detailed and careful plan consistent with the science-based guidelines put forth by President Trump at https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/.

Who's signing

Larry Martell
Karen Bodner
Lew Tester
Sandy Cook
Jeffrey Ficker
Marilyn Burns
Fonda Goss
Brad Roark
Sonya Godwin
Clifford Townsend
Richard Chesher
Rodger Shaddy
Trevor Tremain
Dale Demers
Carl Hagan
Michael Knutson
Chase Peace
Cheryl Anderson
Pete Bernal
Holly Harden
Machell Lundquist
Ginger Gann
Keith Engle
Lee Rosen
John Womelsdorf
Vaughn Trussell
Janet Walsh
Jennifer winders
Dylan Milliren
Dave Aikins
1,465 signatures

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  • Larry Martell
    signed 2020-04-26 14:09:40 -0700
  • Karen Bodner
    signed 2020-04-26 13:04:14 -0700
  • Lew Tester
    signed 2020-04-26 13:00:13 -0700
  • Sandy Cook
    signed 2020-04-26 12:54:29 -0700
  • Jeffrey Ficker
    signed 2020-04-26 11:43:41 -0700
  • Marilyn Burns
    signed 2020-04-26 11:36:50 -0700
    Oregon needs to be free from lefties.
  • Fonda Goss
    signed 2020-04-26 11:35:16 -0700
    Let me know where I go! I’ll be there to sign
  • Brad Roark
    signed 2020-04-26 11:31:38 -0700
  • Sonya Godwin
    signed 2020-04-26 10:54:36 -0700
  • Clifford Townsend
    signed 2020-04-26 10:52:35 -0700
  • Richard Chesher
    signed via 2020-04-26 10:35:15 -0700
    Open Oregon
  • Rodger Shaddy
    signed 2020-04-26 10:28:02 -0700
    Rodger Shaddy
  • Trevor Tremain
    signed 2020-04-26 10:21:36 -0700
  • Dale Demers
    signed 2020-04-26 10:20:07 -0700
  • Carl Hagan
    signed 2020-04-26 10:06:11 -0700
  • Michael Knutson
    signed 2020-04-26 09:47:43 -0700
  • Chase Peace
    signed 2020-04-26 09:03:09 -0700
  • Cheryl Anderson
    signed 2020-04-26 07:25:59 -0700
  • Pete Bernal
    signed 2020-04-26 07:09:42 -0700
  • Holly Harden
    signed 2020-04-26 07:02:51 -0700
    Open Oregon up now to all businesses. We can practice social distancing and not destroy our state and businesses
  • Machell Lundquist
    signed 2020-04-26 06:41:14 -0700
  • Ginger Gann
    signed 2020-04-26 06:19:01 -0700
    Ginger A. Gann
  • Keith Engle
    signed 2020-04-26 06:13:23 -0700
    No more tyrants
  • Lee Rosen
    signed 2020-04-26 06:07:01 -0700
  • John Womelsdorf
    signed 2020-04-26 05:29:18 -0700
  • Vaughn Trussell
    signed 2020-04-26 01:49:59 -0700
    Kate Brown brings shame to Oregon
  • Janet Walsh
    signed 2020-04-26 00:54:18 -0700
  • Jennifer winders
    signed 2020-04-26 00:50:45 -0700
    She is out of control and needs to be stopped. Our numbers are low and we need to get back to work. She is killing Oregon
  • Dylan Milliren
    signed 2020-04-26 00:11:48 -0700
    While it is important to keep people healthy even during this newly discovered disease, we cannot just stay indoors forever, things have to get back to normal, and month and two weeks has been long enough, I cannot do another month
  • Dave Aikins
    signed 2020-04-26 00:07:25 -0700