|As of October 11, Monsanto has donated more than $1.5 MILLION to defeate GMO labeling in Oregon! This November, Oregon could become the first state to pass a ballot initiative to require labeling for GMO foods. Show your support for labeling by adding your name on the Oregon Right To Know website.|
|Measure 91 will replace our failed approach of treating marijuana use as a crime with a strict system of legal regulation and taxation – and only for adults 21 and over. This will make a real, positive difference for Oregon and Oregonians. For more information, please visit the Vote Yes On 91 website.|
|Our constitution was written in 1859 at a time when women didn't have a right to vote, to own property, and often had little or no educational or vocational opportunities in life other than to be wives and mothers. Women are a majority of citizens in Oregon and 82% of all Oregonians support an Equal Rights Amendment. It is time to bring the Oregon Constitution from the 19th century to the 21st century. It is time to vote yes on Measure 89 to secure the rights of girls and women in Oregon for generations to come. For more info, visit VoteERA website.|
|OPB sent a response to an inquiry regarding election debates indicating that they are considering NOT including EVERY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE for a given office. We've sent them a letter in response, and are prepared to take legal action if they proceed scheduling a debate without including a qualified Pacific Green Party candidate. Full text of letter below the fold. Do take a moment to contact OPB and share your concerns.|
|Pacific Green Party gubernatorial candidate Jason Levin (holding mic in the photo) got online air-time when he strolled into Pamplin Media Group on Monday morning and (quite rightly) demanded to be a part of the scheduled debate between the two corporate party candidates Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger, Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point). Read the OPB report here. Donate to Jason's campaign here.|
Please join candidates Christina Jean Lugo, Pacific Green Party and Raymond Baldwin, Constitiution Party for a minor party candidates US Congressional debate being held at the:
|The Koch brothers, through their firm Koch Industries, are providing significant funding to a major supporter of Measure 90, the top two primary proposal. "The Koch brothers join a parade of corporations, corporate executives, and big-time financiers in bankrolling Measure 90," said Seth Woolley of the Pacific Green Party. "They correctly perceive Measure 90 as a way for the corporations to control Oregon."|
The Oregonian is seeking questions to ask only 2 gubernatorial candidates. It is also reporting on planned debates between only two candidates for governor and only two for U.S. Senator.
This would be a good time to comment on this articles, call the reporters who wrote them, call editors at the Oregonian and WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Democracy only works when voters are fully informed.
There is no reason to discriminate against grassroots, independent candidates. There is no reason to favor candidates who belong to certain political parties or who accept campaign "contributions" from corporations. The media should not censor or act as a gatekeeper for the electoral process. Voters should be informed about all candidates and make up their own minds. Please call, comment, write and agitate!