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Conservative Organization Files Suit Against Oregon Mask Mandate

Conservative Organization Files Suit Against Oregon Mask Mandate

Wayne Lester wears a mask as he attends a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Friday in Portland. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

By    |   Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:27 PM

A conservative think tank has filed a lawsuit against Oregon for its face mask mandate.

The Freedom Foundation says it is looking to knock down an executive order that requires all residents over age 5 to wear masks in all public spaces.

“Governors in left-leaning states all over the country are making up the rules as they go — and ignoring the procedural rules their own state laws set up,” Jason Dudash, the Oregon director for Freedom Foundation, wrote in the statement.

The foundation accused Oregon Gov. Kate Brown of not following legal procedures when she started rolling out the order in seven counties on June 24. The mandate was issued statewide in July.

Freedom Foundation spokeswoman Ashley Varner claims the executive order needs to be approved by the Oregon state legislature before being issued.

Charles Boyle, a spokesperson for the governor, said that the face-covering mandate is crucial to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

“Face coverings save lives,”Boyle said. “The virus is transmitted through droplets that come from your nose and mouth. Face coverings protect you, your friends, and neighbors from contracting this deadly disease. And the more people who wear face coverings while out in public, the more likely it is that we can keep businesses open.”

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A conservative think tank has filed a lawsuit against Oregon for its face mask mandate.The Freedom Foundation says it is looking to knock down an executive order that requires all residents over age 5 to wear masks in all public spaces.
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2020-27-25
Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:27 PM
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