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Keep Kids Safe

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Effective October 15, the “Keep Kids Safe” license plates will be available for purchase. The license plates will raise awareness of child abuse and help fund prevention programs.

Rep. Whisnant, the legislation’s co-chief sponsor with Rep. Boone, emphasized that the real objective of the new license plates is to prevent child abuse and promote awareness of the issue.

“Every 13 seconds, another child will be abused in the US. In Oregon in 2010, there were over 11,000 victims of abuse or neglect,” Rep. Whisnant said. “The new license plate will raise awareness about child abuse and help raise money for an important cause.”

The Deschutes County Children & Families Commission started the effort to create a license plate over six years ago. They solicited the support of Rep. Whisnant and his legislative team to pass a bill allowing the creation and sale of the “Keep Kids Safe” license plate. Legislators, other County Children & Family Commission’s members, and child abuse prevention non-profit organization volunteers and staff helped lobby the bill (first introduced in 2007) until it was finally passed and signed in the 2011 session.

“Passing the bill was just the beginning of accomplishing the objective to produce and sell the license plate,”

Central Oregon Legislators will run for re-election

Rep Whisnant will run for re-election in 2012 

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La Pine Seniors Receive Oregon Flag

September 17, 2006

Rep Whisnant presents Oregon Flag to the La Pine Senior Activities Center

Representative Gene Whisnant presented an Oregon state flag to the La Pine seniors for the La Pine Senior Activities Center on Saturday, September 16th during the center’s fund raising events and dinner. Rep. Whisnant expressed his pleasure in donating the flag for this important activities center for the La Pine seniors and community.

Yvonne Ulmer wrote Rep. Whisnant and requested his help in getting the Center a new Oregon state flag. Yvonne reported to Gene that she and others had tried unsuccessfully to repair their flag.

During the dinner and fund raiser events at the center, Rep. Whisnant presented Yvonne the flag. Rep. Whisnant and his wife Josie talked and visited with the seniors participating in a rocking chair marathon, cake walks, and a silent auction. Josie made several unsuccessful bids for the cakes donated and silent auction items. However, Sandy Bauman gave Josie and Gene a piece of the delicious coconut cream pie she purchased.


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