On the May 19 ballot, voters in the Portland metro region have the opportunity to change the chronic homelessness problem in our region and re-establish the true meaning of community, if we act together.
Ballot Measure 26-210 will create personal income and business profit taxes for high earning community members, which will generate around $250 million a year for services meant to help reduce houselessness in the Portland metro region.
This ballot measure is the result of advocacy and organizing by
, a coalition in which EMO proudly participates. The measure would place a marginal income tax of one percent on households with income over $200,000 (over $125,000 for individual filers) and a business profits tax of one percent on all businesses with revenues over $5 million. The taxes would be in effect from 2021 to 2030.
Vote “YES” on Metro Houseless and Housing Services Measure 26-210,
based on EMO’s social principles of
Family & Community Well-Being