FALSE CLAIM:

Kate Brown says she increased health care coverage for kids and will be a champion for children’s safety.

 
 
 

TRUTH:

Kate Brown has failed to rescue many of our most vulnerable children – those in our foster care system. Foster children have been abused, neglected, and starved, resulting in millions in lawsuits. After countless news reports and multiple audits, detailing years of abuse, Kate Brown still has done nothing to fix our broken foster care system.

Further, she flip flopped on protecting kids from lead in their water. And she has backtracked promises to enhance protections for day care centers – even though these loopholes have put children in danger.

Just days after the secretary of state released an audit detailing the abuse and scandals in our foster care system, Knute Buehler released a plan to rescue our kids and increase funding by $50m every budget cycle. Unfortunately, these efforts were blocked by Kate Brown and elected leaders in Salem.

FALSE CLAIM:

Kate Brown says she wants to keep our schools safe.

 

 

TRUTH:

Several high-profile cases of sexual predators in our schools have been reported in the past couple years. Teachers who sexually harassed students – or worse – for decades in the Portland Public Schools. One predator in particular was moved from school to school, while records of past complaints and personnel files were destroyed, preventing administrators and investigators from knowing about his past behavior. That information could have been used to stop him from hurting more children. Kate Brown has refused to take on the special interests in her own party and ban such contracts in the future.

Knute Buehler has proposed legislation to ban these contracts that protect predators – rather than children. His concept would prohibit records from being destroyed and require them to be shared when teachers get passed between schools.