Ashland, Ore.– Sunday, Senator Jeff Merkley joined a panel of speakers in denouncing hate groups in the Rogue Valley. The goal — to encourage people to stand up for one another and use words instead of fists. “Hatred and prejudice are on the rise across the country in reaction to the license that they feel has been given them by the president of the United States,” said Mr. Merkley in his speech describing how hate groups have been given a platform in today’s political climate. The community forum called Uniting for Justice was formed by Oregon District 2 Indivisible, a

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