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Opinion: A cause spanning decades builds to this moment for action

“People often point to a large generational gap in political issues, but age is just a number. The three of us – Dick Mase and Elsa Porter, both 93-year-old retirees, and Mackenzie, a 20-year-old student at the University of Oregon, have demonstrated the power of a shared goal in overcoming a difference of decades.

The shared goal, in this case, is to get Initiative Petition 17 on the November ballot. The proposed legislation would require gun buyers to acquire a permit and pass a background check. It would also ban high-capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds, like the kind used by killers in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. These are commonsense gun-safety measures meant to protect the health of the public. But this is also something that we, as volunteers working for this cause, each feel personally.”

Read the full piece from The Oregonian.

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