Peoples' Action to Enact
Campaign Finance Limits
The Senate Rules Committee in the Oregon Legislature held a committee hearing on January 13, 2022. OR Progressive Party legal counsel, Dan Meek, provided testimony outlining the various initiative petitions which have been filed with the Secretary of State
. The main actions to date have been that the OR Progressive Party has with our allies at OR Honest Election filed three strong and effective proposed ballot initiatives (IP 43, 43 and 44). That filing was followed by the filing of three additional initiatives by labor unions. We do not support those additional initiatives. Why we don't is explained in Dan Meek's testimony. The Oregon Legislature will take no action on campaign finance reform during the current session.
Included in his testimony is a OR Honest Election flyer on
why We Need Campaign Finance Reform in Oregon.
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Oregon voters clearly want effective limits on political campaign contributions and spending in Oregon elections.
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Heard suggestions that these initiative petitions are dead?
The media has responded to action by the OR Secretary of State (SOS) declaring that our initiatives do not meet requirements regarding the inclusion of the full text of OR law which would be affected in the initiatives themselves. The media responses have suggested that we cannot move forward and will not appear on the Nov 2022 ballot.
That is not the case!
Honest Elections (HE) moved ahead and got the Attorney General to issue ballot titles for each in spite of the SOS decision, so that once the challenge process is complete, HE can start collecting signatures.
Additionally, HE has filed Writs of Mandamus (WofD) with the OR Supreme Court. The WofD requests that the OR Supreme Court move our challenge of the SOS claims from the Circuit Court directly to the Supreme Court, which will cut considerable time from the process.
HE expects that the Supreme Court will grant the WofD and address whether the SOS acted unlawfully.
Assuming that all goes HE's way, we expect to start collecting the 112,000 valid Oregon voter signatures by mid-April and have a ballot measure on the Nov 2022 ballot.