Oregon election law trumps Portland’s anti-Donald resolution – Houston Chronicle

 

City officials said the Secretary of State told them a staff-prepared resolution should not use Trump’s name because state election law prohibits public employee time from being used to support or oppose a political candidate. Muslims in Oregon and around the nation say they have faced a backlash after the recent Islamic State attacks in Paris and the San Bernardino shootings in California, carried out by a Muslim husband and wife. In recent weeks, a number of Republican presidential contenders have proposed restrictions on Syrian refugees, including suggesting a preference for Christians seeking asylum. On Wednesday morning, a group of Portland faith and civic leaders spoke against Islamophobia, bigotry and racism at a news conference in front of city hall.

Source: Oregon election law trumps Portland’s anti-Donald resolution – Houston Chronicle

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