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Nancy WheatonQuickPoint!

Today we are all aware of the candidate who won our highest office, the next President of the United States. But as I am writing this the week before, it is still a mystery to me.

Whoever is the winner of this race, the policies and regulations governing the State of Oregon remain the primary concern at Cascade Policy Institute. As a non-partisan public policy research organization, we deal with policy, not politics. We focus on the policies that affect our citizens’ economic stability and individual freedoms from a free-market viewpoint.

This is not a stance that throws us into one or another political party. Our staff is as varied in our political affiliations as many other workplaces. We focus on the policies that affect our citizens’ economic stability and individual freedoms from the “free-market” viewpoint. We are a group of open-minded people with an interest in presenting thorough research and offering substantive comment, with the hope that our work will be useful and informative to Oregonians and our lawmakers.

The temptation to work from an “us and them” position can have very limiting results and close minds to considering the value of new ideas. Today, let’s acknowledge our similarities and be grateful for the values we hold in common, as well as the freedom to express our many points of view?for finally and foremost we are all Americans.

Nancy Wheaton is Media Relations Director at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free-market public policy research center.

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