BEND, OR -- Rallies are scheduled for Tuesday, to demand Republican Senators return to work. Throughout Monday, Democrats tried for a fifth day to convene the Senate. By 5 p.m., President Pro Tem Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham) adjourned for another day, "We will continue to compel the attendance of our absent members of this body, to establish a quorum, so we may proceed with the work of the Senate. Without objection, the Senate is adjourned without a quorum, until 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25th." Eleven Republicans refuse to report to the Legislature, in an attempt to avoid voting on a greenhouse gas emissions bill known as Cap and Invest.
A Salem rally is planned for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, on the steps of the Capitol. Similar events are planned elsewhere in the state, including downtown Bend. The "Tell Republican Senators Get Back to Work!" rally is from 5-6 p.m. at Peace Corner, which is at Greenwood and Wall. Shortly after that even was announced, details were released on a counter protest at the same location. The "We the People Rally For Our Senator" also begins at 5 p.m., to show support for Bend Senator Tim Knopp and fellow Republicans.