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Truck drivers plan second Timber Unity convoy to Salem

Organizers said this is the second convoy they’ve planned.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 5:51 PM
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 6:10 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Hundreds of truck drivers will make their way to the state Capitol Thursday for the Timber Unity “Let’s Roll” convoy.

The idea is for timber industry workers from all over the state to protest against Gov. Kate Brown’s cap and trade bill, which would limit carbon emissions in Oregon.

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Organizers said this is the second convoy they’ve planned, with the first one taking place in June 2019.

Because the current legislative session started Monday, organizers said they want to protest against the climate proposal, which is up for discussion again.

“It’s the most incredible thing to see rural communities come together for all different walks of life,” said Larry Needham, the convoy captain for Douglas County. “Doesn’t matter ... Democrat ... Republican.”

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Needham said they will be meet at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Thursday around 3:15 a.m. He said there will be truck drivers from Medford, Douglas County and the coast. They will depart for Salem at 4 a.m.

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