Oregon PSR encourages all Oregonians to get out and vote. We're engaged on many ballot measures for November 2018 that have profound implications for health, equity, democracy, and the environment. Continue reading Oregon PSR's November 2018 ballot measure guide and make sure you are registered to vote!
The Portland Clean Energy Fund will raise $30 million per year to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, home weatherization, living-wage job training, local sustainable food production, and more. Low-income residents and communities of color will be the first to benefit from projects funded by the Portland Clean Energy Fund. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility sits on the steering committee of this community-led vision that builds resilience and wealth in the face of climate change and federal inaction. Read more and join us in supporting this historic effort!
Oregon PSR opposes Measure 105 (formerly known as IP 22), an attempt by the anti-immigrant hate group Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) to repeal our state’s 30-year-old inclusivity law. OFIR is recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a nativist extremist group with ties to white nationalism. They masquerade as an "environmental group" but don't be fooled: real environmentalists don't support hate. Read more and join us in saying NO to racial profiling.
Getting big money out of politics is good for our democracy. We did it in Multnomah County and can do it again in Portland. Read more.
Oregon PSR recommends a Yes vote on both of these ballot measures (M102 is statewide while M26-199 will be on the ballot in the Metro region). Affordable housing has deep links to our work for climate justice, transportation, and equity as well as home environmental health for renters. Read more.
Constitutional Amendment 103 is an unprecedented change to Oregon’s constitution that would permanently exempt a wide range of transactions from any taxes and fees. This dangerous initiative would present a huge challenge to funding, including important environmental and social services in our state. Read more.
Constitutional Amendment 104 would expand, beyond just taxes, the legislature’s three-fifths super majority requirement, making it nearly impossible to rein in runaway tax breaks and creating unnecessary gridlock in Salem that would be bad for health and the environment. Read more.
The right to healthcare is the foundation of freedom and opportunity for women and their families. No one should be denied care because of how much they make or how they are insured. Read more.
Be sure to turn in your ballot by November 6th, 2018!