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The mission of Children’s Health Defense Oregon is to restore and protect the health of children by eliminating exposures to environmental toxins, holding responsible parties accountable, and establishing safeguards to prevent future harm to children’s health.

We do what we do for a host of different reasons. Many of us have children who have been injured by toxins and/or vaccines. Some of us have seen injustice and feel the need to step in where others fear to tread. Some of us are focused on the need for genuine scientific integrity. Others focus on improving the health of this, and future, generations. Many of us are eager to help in any way we can. But the one thing we all share is our knowledge that we have public health policies and practices that are harming our children. For the future good health of our children and this planet, we call for more research, transparency, and integrity.

In today’s political climate, our association also wishes to defend human rights, fundamental freedoms, and democratic principles in health practices and policies. We do this by promoting the principles of free informed consent, freedom to have medical choice, respect of privacy, and additionally, we passionately support scientific integrity and full disclosure and transparency in relation to the environmental harms to human health.


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as President of Waterkeeper Alliance, as well as Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense, and of counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice.

Mr. Kennedy is an esteemed author, with a long list of published books including the New York Times’ bestseller, “Crimes Against Nature.” Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. His reputation as a resolute defender of the environment and children’s health stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He received recognition for his role in the landmark victory against Monsanto last year, as well as in the DuPont Case that inspired the movie “Dark Waters” (2019).