First Statewide Online Assembly Will Look at Coronavirus Recovery

From Portland Tribune:

Forty Oregonians, just under half the size of the Legislature, will meet online during the next six weeks to help chart a course for the state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Chosen at random and reflective of the population, they will take part in a statewide assembly that mirrors Oregon’s decade-long citizen review process of selected ballot initiatives. They will listen to experts and each other, hear arguments and come up with a set of facts and recommendations about next steps.

But the executive director of Healthy Democracy, one of the groups involved in organizing the effort, said there will be at least one big difference between this assembly and past review panels.

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