It was a campaign that made for strange bedfellows. But it showed once again that when right, left, center, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Independents join forces for the common good, citizens can defeat corporate interests.
On Tuesday, May 21, voters in Portland, Ore. rejected a plan by city officials to fluoridate the city’s water, despite being outspent 3 – 1 by proponents of fluoridation. The anti-fluoridation campaign was launched last year after the City Council voted to add fluoride to the water supply, and citizens responded by gathering enough signatures to force a vote. Responding to the win, Kim Kaminsky, leader of Clean Water Portland, said: “At a very fundamental level, people understand that we don’t want more chemicals in our water.”
The OCA supported the Clean Water Portland campaign. Thanks to all of you in the Portland area who responded to our plea for support!