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As predicted: Peter debated, Alek dodged

Did you watch the congressional debate?

There's only one conclusion: Peter is a hard-working fighter for working families, ready to keep serving the people of southwest Oregon, while Alek Skarlatos is in way, WAY over his head.

We've got to make sure we've got the resources to fight back against his multimillion-dollar disinformation blitz over the next 13 days. Chip in now to show Oregonians the truth about this race!

Here's what happened:

Peter talked about his vision for Oregon's future – protecting our rights and safety, creating jobs and defending our planet, and securing our democracy – and laid out his plans to get us there.

Alek recited the worst of the Republican talking points someone wrote down for him:

  • Alek doesn't support extending unemployment benefits, even though thousands of Oregonians can't find work in the era of COVID.
  • Alek wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would take health care away from millions of Americans (including almost half a million in Oregon alone) and would eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions overnight.
  • Alek wants to defund Planned Parenthood, cutting off vital reproductive care for thousands of rural Oregonians.
  • And Alek insisted that the United States is "not a democracy," just to make sure we understand he doesn't respect the will of the people.

Remember: Republican donors and Super PACs threw $2.4 million at Skarlatos over the last three months because of Alek's dangerous extremist views, not despite them.

And the only folks standing in their way are grassroots supporters like you. Contribute now to stop right-wing special interests from taking this seat!


Posted on October 21, 2020.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter