Ice Bucket Challenge: Rep. Tobias Read challenges Gov. Kitzhaber and the entire Legislature (update: Kitzhaber gets soaked!)

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As you have no doubt heard by now, a whole lot of folks have been dumping buckets of ice water on their heads as part of a social media campaign to support research into a cure for ALS (or "Lou Gehrig's Disease").

How's it work? Well, once you do it, you pass the challenge to one or more people. The idea is that either they do it within 24 hours -- or they donate to the ALS Assocation. (Many folks, of course, are doing the ice water thing and the donation thing.)

Last night, Rep. Tobias Read became the latest to take the challenge -- in honor of his late father, who died of ALS. And he didn't hold back on his challenge. He challenged Governor Kitzhaber and "ALL 89 of my fellow Oregon Legislators including Betsy Johnson." (It seems that Senator Johnson has been a long-time supporter of ALS research.)

Check it out. (And make a donation.)

Update: And now, Governor Kitzhaber has accepted Rep. Read's challenge -- and challenged OHSU President Joe Robertson, Port of Portland director Bill Wyatt, and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury.

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