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League of Woman Voters Video Introduction

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Scenes from the 2016 Short Session

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Scenes from the 2015 Session

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2015 Session Recap – Public Safety, Education, Health and More

In addition to the major progress made towards advancing democratic ideals, we also made huge steps forward on several issues close to my heart. Here is a report on some bills that I’ve championed for several years that finally became law this year.

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Your Oregon Democratic Majority at Work

The 2015 legislative session was filled with successes that are helping working families, protecting our kids and our environment as well as advancing social justice throughout Oregon. Here is a partial list of some of the major accomplishments from the past session.

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Statement on revenue and budget as the 2013 session drew to a close

As We Prepare to End the 2013 Legislative Session: So far, Republican members of the Oregon Legislature have succeeded in obstructing efforts to raise additional revenue to support the things we expect State government to do, including funding our “system

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Lew on the House Floor on guns in our neighborhoods and public safety.

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Testimony to Portland School Board, April 16th, 2012

Good evening chair Gonzalez, members of the Board and Superintendent Smith. Again, I am Lew Frederick, State Representative for House District 43, which includes the North Portland schools identified for closure or major changes.   First some general comments: I

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Testimony to Portland School Board Budget Hearing on Monday, April 9th

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speech

The following is a speech made by Rep. Frederick at the 27th Keep Living the Dream Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Highland Church.  Good afternoon, I’m Lew Frederick, State Representative from House District 43, North and Northeast

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Lew speakingvertical cropresizedLew Frederick learned the importance of public service as a young man in Atlanta during the height of the civil rights movement, where a mentor once told him “Use the talents and opportunities you have. You’re supposed to make this world better for those who come after you.”

That mentor was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those words, reinforced by his parents’ example, led Lew to a career in public service. They still influence him deeply today, always urging him to make a difference, especially for young people.

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