Charles K. Johnson
Charles K. Johnson is a writer, activist, and fundraiser with experience at state, national, and international levels. His publications include Standing at the Water’s Edge: Bob Straub’s Battle for the Soul of Oregon, and “A Sovereignty of Convenience: Native American Sovereignty and the United States Plan for Radioactive Waste on Indian Lands,” published in St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary. Johnson currently serves as Program Director for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and on the Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
Oregon Beach Bill
Oregonians struggling to maintain public access to Pacific Ocean beaches won a decisive battle in 1967 with the passage of legislation commonly known as the Beach Bill, which established public access to Oregon’s beaches from the first dune to the sea. It was a right most Oregonians thought they already …
Robert Straub (1920-2002)
Robert W. Straub, Oregon’s thirty-first governor, was a plainspoken politician, environmental leader, successful businessman, and innovative state treasurer. As a candidate for governor, he used his friendly rivalry with Tom McCall to help create new environmental protection policies and an Oregon ethic of environmentalism that continues today. As governor, Straub …