Humane Voters Oregon has released its 2022 legislative scorecards - our rating of how Oregon legislators did on animal related issues in the 2022 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 and senators voted on two important animal related bills in 2022 - a bill to restrict betting on greyhound races and a bill to prevent spread of zoonotic disease (in part by limiting captive holding of wildlife). We also scored legislators 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 legislator served. See all our legislative scorecards here.
Thanks to volunteer Liz Sincerny for helping us put together this year's legislative scorecard.