October 2018
Fall 2018 General Election
Dear friends,

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Fall 2018 Voters' Guide to the Oregon Ballot Measures is now available! Below is a summary of our positions.

To schedule a ballot measure presentation, or to place an overview of EMO’s recommendations in your church bulletin or social media posts, please email me at bconroy@emoregon.org .

Britton Conroy
EMO Director of Public Policy Advocacy and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light
EMO releases ballot measure recommendations
The guide is provided as an educational resource approved by the EMO board of directors, based on recommendations by the Public Policy Advocacy Committee.

Oregon Measures:
Vote Yes on Measure 102: Allows Municipal Bond Revenue to Fund Privately Owned Affordable Housing.
Vote No on Measure 103: Bans Taxation of “Groceries.”
Vote No on Measure 104: Defines “Raising Revenue” for Three-Fifths Vote Requirement.
Vote No on Measure 105: Repeals Sanctuary State Law.
See discussion in the Guide (link below) on Measure 106: Prohibits Public Funding of Abortion.

Portland Metro Area Measures:
Vote Yes on City of Portland 26-201 : Portland Clean Energy Fund.
Vote Yes on Metro 26-199 : Authorizes $653 million in bonds to build affordable housing in Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah Counties.

Events Supporting "No on Measure 105 Campaign"
Measure 105 would throw out a 30-year-old state law passed with near-unanimous Republican and Democratic support. Our “sanctuary” law is based on a profound faith tradition of dignity and fairness. It protects Oregonians from racial profiling and prevents local police personnel, funds, equipment and facilities from being used to pursue and detain people suspected only of violating federal immigration law. Preserving this law means protecting Oregon values and priorities.

Fundraiser for No on 105
October 10 @ 4:30 - 6:30 pm, White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave., Portland.

Celebrate Sanctuary Benefit Concert
October 14 @ 6 - 8 pm, Augustana Lutheran Church 2710 NE 14th Ave., Portland.
Upcoming EMO Events
To learn more about upcoming EMO events and faith community events, visit our Event Calendar . If you would like to submit an event for our website, please fill out an Event Form .
2018 Collins Summit:
Human Migration
November 1 @ 1 to 9 p.m. at Concordia University in Portland
Explore the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. The event will include afternoon workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Learn more and register .
World AIDS Day Fundraiser Lunch
December 5 @ 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Concordia University in Portland
Please join EMO’s HIV Services for our annual fundraiser luncheon. This is an opportunity for us to honor and celebrate those in our community who live with HIV/AIDS, and those who support the work we do at our HIV Day Center and Daily Bread Express. No charge, donations will be gratefully accepted. RSVP and learn more.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
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