Oregon PSR opposes Measure 105, an attempt by the anti-immigrant hate group Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) to repeal our state’s 30-year-old inclusivity law (ORS 181A.820). OFIR is recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a nativist extremist group with ties to white nationalism.
As Oregonians, we believe that all people deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. We believe that all people have the right to feel safe. And we believe, above all, in community. That’s why we’re doing all we can to oppose Measure 105.
Measure 105 puts repealing our 1987 inclusivity law, which is strongly supported by state and local law enforcement, onto Oregon's November 2018 ballot. This inclusivity law prohibits the use of state and local resources to enforce federal immigration law; if this law is eliminated we could see an increase in racial profiling, the separation of families based on perceived immigration status, and distrust of law enforcement in our communities. Additionally, law enforcement resources could be directed away from local concerns to fuel the anti-immigrant deportation machine. We know that this law has helped keep our communities safe and protected Oregonians from racial profiling for the last 30 years, both of which contribute to the health and safety of our communities.
What you can do:
We urge all Oregonians to pledge to vote NO on Measure 105 in November, and join us in the Oregonians United Against Profiling campaign.
Reach out to voters and make them aware of how important it is to defeat Measure 105. The Measure 105 campaign will provide all of the training and materials necessary to set you up for success. You'll have fun AND make a difference!
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in September and October, 5:30 to 8:30 PM at No on 105 Campaign Office (1259 Lloyd Center in Portland)
Knock on doors and chat with voters to make sure they understand all that's at stake if Measure 105 passes. Spend the afternoon with like-minded individuals defending Oregon values and working to help us Defeat Measure 105.
Thursdays 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Sundays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in September and October, meet at No on 105 Campaign Office (1259 Lloyd Center in Portland)
Read the Oregonians United Against Profiling Measure 101/IP22 One Pager.
Read the Center for New Community factsheets on OFIR and Oregon's Anti-Immigration Movement and on the Environment and the Anti-Immigrant Movement in Oregon.
Read Oregon PSR's Deportation and Public Health factsheet.