Independence, OR – June 27, 2018 – Today, Oregon House District 23 candidate Danny Jaffer released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, et al., 585 U. S. ___ (2018):
“The Supreme Court today struck a blow to basic fairness by ruling that some public employees get to free ride while their coworkers get saddled with the bill,” said Jaffer. “This is just the latest in a series of nakedly partisan decisions exposing our current Supreme Court as catering to the anti-family, anti-worker agenda of the big business elite, Sen. Mitch McConnell, and the Trump Administration. By rubber stamping this extreme agenda — whether it’s blessing religious discrimination, permitting misleading medical advice, or allowing some workers to skip out on paying for the benefits all enjoy — the Supreme Court is no longer acting like the neutral interpreter of the Constitution that our nation’s founders designed. I call on the Supreme Court to reverse this disastrous decision before it harms working families here in rural Oregon.”
Jaffer received the nomination of the Democratic, Pacific Green, and Independent Parties of Oregon for House District 23. Jaffer also received the endorsement of Republican Kris Morse Bledsoe, who received 26% of the vote in the GOP primary on May 15. Jaffer will face incumbent state Rep. Mike Nearman (R – Independence) in the general election on November 6.