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SARA’s story

SARA’s story

Sara Gelser was sworn into the Oregon House in 2005, and was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 2014.

She is Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee and also serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Education Committee, the Mental Health Committee and the Joint Transportation Committee In 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Sara to the National Council on Disability. 

Throughout her career, Sara has always fought for all Oregonians, especially our most vulnerable groups. Amongst her accomplishments, she has championed bills like Karly’s Law, which pushed through major improvements in child abuse investigations across our state. Sara also played a key role in making Oregon one of the very first states in the nation to achieve recognition for full rape kit reform by the Joyful Heart Foundation.

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Sara’s Supporters Include:

American Association of University Professors ♦ Humane Voters Oregon ♦ Northwest Carpenters Union ♦ Oregon State Building Trades Council ♦  SEIU Oregon ♦ Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon ♦ Pro Choice Oregon ♦ Oregon League of ConservationVoters♦   Oregon School Employees Association ♦ Oregon Nurses Association ♦ Oregon State Firefighters Council ♦ Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC ♦ LiUna ♦ AFSCME ♦ AFL-CIO ♦ Oregonizers ♦ Sierra Club ♦ MotherPAC ♦ Stand for Children ♦ Oregon Consumer League ♦ Oregon State Council of Retired Citizens ♦ American Federation of Teachers-Oregon ♦ Oregon Education Association PAC

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State lawmakers prepare proposals to improve children mental health care

“We can build beds forever, but until we actually invest in community services, and recognize that people experiencing mental illness need support and wraparound services for a lifetime to continue to thrive, we’re going to just keep...

Oregon State president out for handling of cases at LSU

State Sen. Sara Gelser, who represents Corvallis, called Alexander's resignation "the right step forward." "Now the real work towards healing and rebuilding trust can begin," she said. "Survivors and advocates have a detailed, actionable...

Paris Hilton gives testimony in support of Oregon bill that would change the practice of restraints for children in care settings

There was a celebrity sighting in a virtual Oregon senate committee hearing Thursday. Paris Hilton, a one-time reality TV star and now activist, attended the meeting to give her testimony in support of a new Oregon bill that would modify...

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