Why is the fact that Portland schools offer fluoride tablets NEVER mentioned in these discussions? The issue isn't fluoride or no fluoride - it is fluoride IN THE WATER or no fluoride IN THE WATER. Children throughout the region who reside where the water is not fluoridated have access to a FREE and voluntary program through the school to access fluoride tablets. https://web.multco.us/health/school-fluori…
Further, children can get fluoride by prescription from a doctor as well.
And of course, dental care is FAR MORE IMPORTANT, as IS noted in the above article.
But quit making it sound like these kids have no access to fluoride if we don't put it in the water. The program to ensure they DO have access has been in place for quite some time, and allows individuals to make the decision for themselves, instead of it being forced on those who do not want it by putting it into ALL the water.
tODD, except that Colorado also legalized and has no DUI limit, also allows homegrowing (but it is limited, six plants, three of which can be mature) and allows possession of up to an ounce (although I am not clear if it allows you to keep the obviously more than an ounce that a plant is likely to produce, so long as you only have one ounce on you outside the home).
Frankly, Oregonians would have passed THIS measure if there had been money to promote it and explain it. It wouldn't have taken much....and 46% with virtually NO campaign? That is pretty telling...
Dear Portland Mercury (and readers),
Please make a donation! :) We could use it! www.vote80.org or www.oregonlawreform.com
Either way, it will go to good use helping raise awareness about Measure 80.
You could also host a town hall, there are many of us (myself included) who would be happy to speak on the PRO Measure 80 side, and answers questions of interested citizens! You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you want others, I can also help connect you. :)
On another note, isn't it NICE to actually see a grassroots effort for once? Can't Oregon be PROUD of that? :)
Donations from all who support this effort are appreciated - as we are up against federal grant dollars being used for lobbying in our state, such as the Marijuana Summit that took place in Madras Oregon just yesterday (pretending to be educational, but was completely about urging a "no" vote on measure 80 and did not include a single person representing a pro-position on the Measure) put on by Best Treatment Services with federal grant money intended to reduce substance abuse NOT political lobbying! Or how about the "meth-girl" billboards, put up by Shirley Morgan, who is now claiming (falsely) that the model depicted in the meth awareness stock photos is ACTUALLY a 12 year old girl from California who started off with marijuana? www.protectoursociety.org! This, even after Vancouver police, who used the full picture on their meth awareness page on their website, already confirmed that this is a model that is mocked up to appear to be a meth addict and not a real meth user.
Yeah - we could use a little help here - make a donation!
There were actually 7 total billboards and they ALL came down as a result of this protest....
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