For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim McCann
Following the U.S. Census Bureau’s announcement today that Oregon will be gaining a sixth Congressional District, Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Carla “KC” Hanson released the following statement:
“We’re thrilled to learn that Oregon will be gaining a new Congressional District for the first time in nearly 40 years.
“This is an important milestone for our state, and we’re excited for the opportunity to send another Democrat to Congress who will fight for all Oregonians, and work with President Biden and Vice President Harris to help America recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build back better than before.
“Oregon’s continued growth over the past decade is proof that Americans are voting with their feet, and are excited to live in a state where Democratic leaders turn our shared progressive values into action, from voting access, to reproductive rights, to tackling the climate crisis, and so much more.
“The last four years have laid bare the contrasts between the Republican and Democratic Parties. With Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress, Americans saw what happened when elected officials put Party over Country and decided to serve and cater to the will of one man. In stark contrast, the first 100 days of the Biden/Harris administration have shown how much is possible when we elect Democrats who are dedicated to fighting for all Americans.
“With this news, the stakes of the 2022 midterm elections in Oregon just got even higher. Now that we know how many Congressional Districts Oregon will have for the next redistricting cycle, we’re paying especially close attention to how the district lines will be drawn.
“This announcement is just the start of what will be a challenging race to elect a Democrat to Oregon’s Sixth Congressional District. As Democrats, we’re taking nothing for granted, and we’re going to fight to make sure we earn the votes of Oregonians in every single ZIP code across our great state.”