Aug06

OSCC Advocacy Update: Help end easy tax hikes

The content below is provided by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce; the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce while a member of the OSCC, has not taken a formal position on any pending legislation.  This is an informational only posting.

Help end easy tax hikes, support Measure 104

Dear OSCC members and colleagues -

In just a couple of months, Oregonians will be voting on Measure 104, one of the most important issues to ever hit our state. Measure 104 ensures that any legislation that raises revenue requires a three-fifths majority vote. This includes fees or the elimination of tax exemptions, deductions or credits - making it clear that Oregonians are done with politicians working behind closed doors to increase taxes.
 
Last month, the OSCC Board of Directors voted to support this game-changing measure!  We're urging everyone to take steps to turn out every YES vote this November to end the game-playing we've seen over the last few years by state lawmakers.
 
How can you help?
 

  • Talk to your Board about endorsing Measure 104 to end easy tax hikes!  The Voters Pamphlet Statement deadline is August 28, but the target deadline is August 16.  If your organization is interested in submitting a Voter's Pamphlet Statement in support of Measure 104, please contact Rebecca McAuliffe, rebeccam@quinnthomas.com.
     
  • Stay active through Election Day by volunteering with the YES on 104 campaign. There are many ways to help. Even if you have only a small amount of time to give, contact the campaign at paul@yeson104.com to request resources or to volunteer.
     
  • Visit the YES on 104 website for more information: www.yeson104.com 

In a recent poll, when asked whether they supported a measure to require three-fifths of the legislature to approve bills raising revenue beyond taxes, 40% said yes, while 27% said they would oppose such an amendment to the state constitution. We need your help now more than ever to end easy tax hikes and get Measure 104 across the finish line by November 6!

Please find the Measure 104 toolkit items below:

 Every vote matters and every vote will make the difference this election. 

Best regards,

JL Wilson & Jenny Dresler

Legislative Counsel

jlwilson@pacounsel.org

jenny@pacounsel.org

503-363-2182