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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:01 AM

Sex trafficking, evictions, gun reform among top priorities for Womens Health & Wellness Alliance

Bills to guarantee reproductive rights, help victims of sex trafficking, and provide eviction protection are among 16 pieces of legislation backed by the Oregon Women’s Health & Wellness Alliance.

The group of legislators, state and local agency staff, health care workers and citizen advocates has been working to help Oregon women and families since 1992.

Members announced the group’s 2017 legislative agenda priorities Monday morning.

“(The bills) really go to some of the underlying causes of things that prevent women from having health and safety in the community,” said Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, co-chairwoman of the group. “So they go into the areas of firearms and transgender and a variety of things you might not think are specific to women but we know they disproportionally impact women.”

Read more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/27/sex-trafficking-evictions-gun-reform-among-top-priorities-oregon-womens-health-wellness-alliance/98478948/

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