Anti-Semitic fliers depicting Holocaust imagery targeting West Linn and Tualatin House Rep. Rachel Prusak were discovered in Clackamas County Tuesday, April 20.
Prusak announced in a press release that the fliers targeted her identity as well as her commitment to gun safety legislation. The fliers depicted Prusak with the Star of David and the word "Jude" on her chest next to the words "Rachel Prusak: Another gun-grabbing Jew." Below that was the URL gunowners.org.
"We know Oregon's history is steeped in white supremacy and other forms of bigotry and these acts show this history is still relevant and alive in the present," Prusak stated in the press release. "While I was the specific target of these anti-Semitic attacks, these types of acts affect not just me, but the entire Jewish community in our state."
Prusak also stated that she was working with law enforcement to hold accountable anyone involved.
An Oregon State Police public information officer confirmed a trooper was looking into the incident, but had no other information to provide when reached by Pamplin Media Group Wednesday, April 21.
"Like so many people who experience intimidation and hate, I will not back down on either my determination to call out these acts or my efforts to work towards policies that keep us all safe," Prusak said in the release..
Late last year, a West Linn Jewish family had swastikas and other graffiti tagged on their home that was under construction.
Prusak did not immediately respond when called by Pamplin Media Group.
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