Humane Voters Oregon has released its 2021 legislative scorecard - its rating of how Oregon legislators did on animal related issues in the 2021 legislative session.
Every Oregonian has two state legislators - one representative (out of 60 total) and one senator (out of 30 total). Legislators meet in Salem every year to make state laws. If you don't know who your legislators are, you can find out here.
State representatives voted on two important animal related bills in 2021- a bill to ban coyote-kiling contests (good) and a bill to continue special districts to kill wildlife deemed a threat to private property (bad). State senators unfortunately did not vote on any significant animal related bills in 2021, but we still scored them based on bills they sponsored or co-sponsored and based on whether they took any special actions to help or hurt animals in legislative committees or behind the scenes. Our scorecards also provide a cumulative (average) score for legislators that includes this year and any prior years the legislators served. See all our legislative scorecards here.