There are several state bills trying to force cities in Oregon over 10,000 to fluoridate their water. This is simply wrong. not just because fluoridation is wrong, but because it is not the state's role to tell Portland what to put in its drinking water. The original bill was actually proposed by Representative Bob Jenson of Pendleton. So some Republican yahoo in Pendleton thinks he knows what's best for the people of the city of Portland. It really doesn't matter if you're pro/con fluoridation, this is repugnant. Portlanders alone should decide what's in our water and what's best for our people. Feel free to tell this yahoo what you think of a Pendleton Representative trying to tell Portlanders what to do with our water:
Representative Bob Jenson
Party: R District: 58
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1458
Also, please tell your STATE Senator (not Gordon Smith or Ron Wyden, your state Senator) what you think of a state mandate to force Portland to put fluoride in our water. You can find your state Senator here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr
Here's a link to 50 reasons not to fluoridate. Please take a moment to read through these. Fluoride is not what you've been told it is.
Please, PLEASE, make a call and make a difference. Here's contact information for the Governor's office, who has said he will sign the bill if passed. http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact_us.shtml Please educate him that Portlanders don't take kindly to being told what to do by Representatives that don't represent them.
Anyone else know if any on-the-ground action is being done? I'd love to help out. Please email me and we can get organized.