Candidates & Campaigns

Let's Support BIPOC communities

Help these campaigns for School Board Races

Be Seen Being Green

 

Let's support these three amazing BIPOC candidates running as part of the slate supported by Oregon Futures Lab.  These are 

  1. Karen Perez da Silva, running for Beaverton school board,
  2. Maria Cecilia Hinojos Pressey (PCUN) running for Keizer school board
  3. Jaylyn Suppah (MRG foundation, Warm Springs) running for Jefferson School Board Seat 3 (509j)

Choose one candidate and contact the campaign.  Tell them you want to volunteer and were sent by the Green Party. 

Your time is limited?  It does not matter, there is no small contributions; they all add-up:

  • Make new friends
  • Establish contact with key allies in the communities we want to support
  • Learn new skills
  • Support the party by being visible as a Green
  • Help elect people who will serve the community, not their pocket or bigots
  • Help change the world
  • Helps cure depression and insomnia

IMPORTANT:  let us know you are helping these campaigns, send us a note through the webpage or an email, please let them know you are volunteering through the Green Party

Seeking the Green Party Endorsement? 

Please fill this form.  One of our volunteers, from either the state or local will contact you.  

Thank you for running, thank you for your interest!

Support key legislative bills - ACTION ALERT

It is time to contact your representative and senators and press them to co-sponsor or support the following key bills.

Campaign Finance Reform - Measure 107 implementation

Measure 107 passed with 78% of the electorate's support, truly a mandate for meaningful campaign finance reform.  Representative Salinas has emerged as a sponsor and champion of CFR through House Bill 3343.  This will be an uphill struggle, money latches on!!  There is competing bill from Rayfield that has a lot of loopholes.

ACTION ALERT

YES!  House bill 3343 is getting a lot of traction - it is getting a hearing March 30, 1:00pm - we need to send testimony before the hearing and up to 24 hours after.  

HB 3343 is getting a lot of attention but it is an uphill battle:  moneyed interests, including unions (yes, they are being a bit shortsighted) want to keep the money flowing to influence elections and legislation.

WE NEED YOU to provide testimony IN SUPPORT of the Salinas HB 3343.

There is a competing bill by Rayfield HB 2680 having a testimony that same day.  The Rayfield bill has too many loopholes.  We do NOT support this bill.

To provide testimony (you can do so right away, before the hearing) 

1) Click on this link to go Oregon Legislative page

2) Select the date (March 30, 1pm)

3) Select HB 3343 - you can submit in writing or sign up for live testimony 

This is YOUR fight - amplify the voice of the 78% who voted in favor of meaningful campaign Finance Reform in 2020.  We do NOT want shoddy bills with loopholes

TALKING POINTS as well as tables comparing both bills can be found in the  testimony we submitted outlining the problems of the competing bill.  It includes links to charts comparing both bills.  

In effect:  The Salinas HB 3343 provides blanket limits, covering both receipts and disbursement of money.  It sort of screws third parties a bit, but the amounts are fair and allow for effective campaigning, while putting a lid on payola elections.

Furthermore, the bill also provides for effective disclosures on individual expenses and enforcement.

In Addition:  HB 2921 calling for public financing of campaigns, has ben referred to the Committee on Rules.  Please contact your elected representatives, especially if they are on that committee.  Here is a link to that bill

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Please become a member of the League of Women Voters.  They provide EXCEPTIONAL recaps of bills every week.  We would like volunteers to take on specific sectors such as housing, environment etc. to keep us posted so we can be proactive

We recently provided testimony against SB 360 which seeks to exempt small nuclear power plants from provisions passed by voters in Oregon, requiring voter approval for such projects and a viable permanent geological repository for nuclear waste.

Contact us if you want to be part of a legislative alert team through the webpage and attend the April volunteer onboarding meeting or any of the upcoming meetings at pacificgreens.org/events.

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Ranked Choice Voting (and Star voting)

Did you know the Oregon Constitution already includes Ranked Choice Voting?  Representative Rayfield and Senator Golden have introduced the following bills.  Please join and volunteer with Ranked Choice Voting Oregon.  Coalition partners include Apano, Urban League, Oregon Student Association, Forward Together, etc.  Link here for a One Pager on RCV in Oregon

Electoral Reform RoundtableHB 2678:  Specifies Ranked Choice Voting for non partisan races across the state, except where home rule charter applies

HB 2686:  Requires that any voting machine or vote tally system approved by the Secretary of State be compatible with elections conducted by ranked-choice voting and other systems

SB 343:   assists counties that adopt RCV to purchase compatible equipment

Other important bills

Information forthcoming; including labor-related and healthcare bills

Sources of information on current bills

Measure for 2022

Oregon people's Rebate

A very elegant initiative that will bring money back to every single resident in Oregon as a rebate from sales of mega corporations doing business in Oregon.  There is no incentive for businesses to leave the state, as they want our money.  But a small fraction of that money will come back to Oregonians instead of lining the pockets of the 1%.

Currently, the campaign is gathering the first 1,000 signatures from across the state for the sponsorship phase of the initiative petition campaign.  Let's have Greens be a key ally in collecting this small number of signatures. The rebate has the potential to bring large sums of money to depressed rural areas.  Oregon has one the the lowest corporate taxes in the country.  Make this a reality by helping to get the rebate on the ballot in 2022.  The full text can be found here.

Option 1: Request a signature sheet (and postage-paid return envelope) at https://opr2022.org/en/sign/#request-signature-sheet 
Option 2: Print your own e-sheet at https://opr2022.org/en/sign/#print-a-sheet

 


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  • Nathalie Paravicini
    published this page 2021-03-25 20:57:27 -0700