Bonamici pushes awareness of gun violence prevention
"When something like that happens, it's chaos in the first place," Scappoose Police Chief Norm Miller told city councilors Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, during a review of how his department has worked with schools to develop a safety plan in the event of an active shooter situation.
Earlier this month, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici invited a gun violence prevention advocate to accompany her to the 2019 State of the Union address.
Bonamici, a Democrat whose congressional district includes Columbia County, invited Alexandria Goddard, a Portland State University student and 2018 Portland March for our Lives organizer, to join her in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4 as President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address. The congresswoman first met Goddard when she was a student at Beaverton's Sunset High School. Now in college, Goddard continues her advocacy work through an organization she started called The Agora Theory. The group aims to get young and underrepresented groups engaged in politics.