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Topic - Joe Gallegos
The next time lawmakers in Oregon want to increase the maximum sentence for arson or adjust requirements for child custody applications, they will have to be ready to explain the move's potential impact on the state's Hispanic, black and other minority residents.
"It is important to present the message that the work to decrease racial disparity is in the interest of all citizens in Oregon," he said. "It is a step, albeit a small step, in the right direction. But didn't someone say that every journey begins with the first step?"
"We will no longer have to rely on anecdotal situations when arguing for or against a bill," state Rep. Joe Gallegos, a Democrat from the city of Hillsboro west of Portland, said in an email.