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Alexandria Goddard[edit]

Alexandria Goddard is a youth activist[1][2] in the US state of Oregon. She was a co organizer of the Portland March for Our Lives[3][4] and continues to advocate for gun safety legislation[5][6] as well as youth engagement[7][8].


Alexandria Goddard graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton Oregon[3] and attends Portland State University Honors college[3][9].


In addition to being a co organizer at the Portland March for Our Lives, she was one of eight speakers[10][11][12] who spoke in favor of increased gun safety prior to a free concert with Portugal. The Man[13][14]. Her work on gun violence prevention moved Congresswoman Bonamici to invite Alexandria[15][16][17] to the 2019 State of the Union where gun violence prevention was highlighted by several Democratic Congressional leaders[18][19].

Alexandria worked to expand mental health services in the Oregon 2019 legislative session. Working with Senator Lew Frederick, she request the drafting of SB 808[20] which required continuing education related to suicide risk assessment, treatment and management for certain education and health care professionals . After being heard[21] and passing the Oregon Senate Health Care Committee, the bill died at the end of the 2019 legislative session in the Senate Rules Committee.

Political Writings[edit]

Alexandria Goddard has penned opinion editorials that address lowering the voting age[7] and youth activism[8].

  1. ^ Staff, Chris Liedle, KATU News, and KATU com (2019-02-05). "Oregon teen gun-control activist to attend State of the Union". KATU. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  2. ^ "Across the Country, Student Organizers Prepare For March For Our Lives". Alternet.org. 2018-03-23. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  3. ^ a b c Kopp, Emily; Kopp, Emily (2019-02-04). "Guest list: Here's who you'll see at the State of the Union". Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  4. ^ "March for Our Lives Portland", Wikipedia, 2019-08-01, retrieved 2019-08-04
  5. ^ News, Nate Bynum, KATU (2018-05-18). "Youth organizers demand action after latest school shooting". KATU. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  6. ^ Wong, Peter. "Bonamici praises passage of gun check bill". https://joomlakave.com. Retrieved 2019-08-04. External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ a b Columnist, Guest (2019-02-27). "Opinion: With Oregon voting, 16 should be the new 18". oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  8. ^ a b Goddard, Alexandria. "My View: Make room for young to guide leadership". https://joomlakave.com. Retrieved 2019-08-04. External link in |website= (help)
  9. ^ "Portland State Associated Students of Portland State University | News". community.pdx.edu. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  10. ^ "March for Our Lives student organizer delivers impassioned speech". KGW. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  11. ^ "'We're coming for you': Students call out lawmakers during March for Our Lives speeches". KGW. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  12. ^ Speakers #MarchForOurLivesPDX #MarchForOurLives Portland, Oregon, retrieved 2019-08-04
  13. ^ "Watch: Portgual. The Man performs at Portland March for Our Lives". KGW. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  14. ^ "Portland 'March for Our Lives': Times are a-changing". KOIN.com. 2018-03-24. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  15. ^ Bonamici, Suzanne (2019-02-04). "My guest to the State of the Union this year is Alexandria Goddard, a courageous student advocate for gun violence prevention who helped organize Portland's March for Our Lives. https://bonamici.house.gov/media/press-releases/bonamici-invites-oregon-student-leader-gun-violence-prevention-2019-state-union … #SOTU". @RepBonamici. Retrieved 2019-08-04. External link in |title= (help)
  16. ^ "Bonamici Invites Oregon Student Leader for Gun Violence Prevention to 2019 State of the Union". Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  17. ^ Haynes, Dana. "Ms. Goddard goes to Washington". https://joomlakave.com. Retrieved 2019-08-04. External link in |website= (help)
  18. ^ "Meet 20 Gun Violence Survivors, Advocates Attending Tonight's State of the Union Address". Giffords. 2019-02-05. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  19. ^ "Gun Violence Survivors Attend SOTU As Push For Background Checks Intensifies". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  20. ^ "SB 808 2019 Regular Session - Oregon Legislative Information System". Retrieved Aug 4, 2019.
  21. ^ "Senate Committee On Health Care 2019-04-03 1:00 PM - Apr 3rd, 2019". oregon.granicus.com. Retrieved 2019-08-04.