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Submitted by DavidDelk on Sun, 02/05/2017 - 21:35
Beginning now, the Oregon Progressive Party, Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group and others have started gathering signatures on a measure to appear on the Nov 2018 Oregon ballot to allow limits on special interest money in Oregon elections. Oregon is one of only four states with no limitations and has among the most expensive elections in the nation.
The measure would amend the Oregon Constitution and reads:
Oregon laws consistent with the freedom of speech guarantee of the United States Constitution may regulate contributions and expenditures (including transfers of money or resources) with the purpose or effect of influencing the outcome of any election.
Right now we are gathering 1000 valid Oregon voter signatures in order to turn this into the Secretary of State and get the official ballot measure signatures sheets.
We Need Your Help!
Contact David Delk, Chair, Oregon Progressive Party. He will mail you signatures sheets. .
Just email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, let him know how many sheets you want (10 signatures per sheet) and your contact info (mailing address, phone number and email address. Or give him a call at 503.232.5495
Thanks for your help.
David e. Delk, Chair
Oregon Progressive Party
Submitted by info on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 03:55
Submitted by DavidDelk on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 13:05
Both Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning should be regarded as American heroes.
As a whistle blower, Snowden risked all by exposing the extent to which American rights and freedoms had been attacked by the NSA and other global surveillance programs. For that, he has lived in asylum in Russia now for over 3 and half years. The American government has filed, among others, two counts of violating the Espionage Act, each which carry a possible sentence of 10 years. President-elect Trump has called Snowden a traitor deserving execution. Rep. Mike Pompeo, Trump nominee for CIA Director, called for the death penalty for Snowden. and Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for Attorney General, strongly supports the death penalty as well. Edward Snowden does not deserve to live his life in exile. Pres. Obama should issue a pardon now so that he can come home.
Chelsea Manning also has served the nation well as a whistle blower and . . . .
Submitted by info on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 03:30
In the midst of the disaster of Trump triumph, our measures and candidates have done well.
A top priority was Multnomah County Measure 26-184, the campaign finance reform measure that passed by 89-11%. Chris Henry so far has 72,000 votes for State Treasurer (5% of the vote). His performance was needed for the Oregon Progressive Party to maintain its status as a recognized political party in Oregon for the next 4 years.
David Delk earned 7.3% of vote against Earl Blumenauer in Congressional District 3.
James Ofsink earned 14% in Oregon Senate District 21.
Sami Al-AbdRabhun earned 15% in Oregon House District 16.
Cynthia Hyatt earned 16% in Oregon House District 15.
Fergus McLean earned 10% in Oregon House District 7.
The above are all record high numbers for candidates of the Oregon Progressive Party.
We also cross-nominated some candidates who are affiliated with other parties.
Peter DeFazio (D) won easily in Congressional District 4.
Joe Rowe (PGP) earned 18% in Oregon House District 44.
Jill Stein (PGP) earned 2% for President.
Brad Avakian (D) earned 43% for Secretary of State but is 4 points behind Dennis Richardson (R) there.
Submitted by info on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:27
Chris Henry, our candidate for Treasurer of Oregon, addresses crowd on October 23.
Oregon can save over $1 billion per year by creating a state bank, like North Dakota's, and cutting out the Wall Street vultures and their gigantic fees. See Chris Henry for Treasurer.
Submitted by DavidDelk on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 22:22
Oregon Progressive Party candidate, Chris Henry, discusses the need and benefits from the creation of a state public bank. He also discusses the projected shortfall in the PERS system and says that the shortfall can be taken care of from the General Fund over a period of time, largely by cutting out the Wall Street middle men from Oregon's financial operations. Much more at Chris Henry for Treasurer.
Submitted by DavidDelk on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:09
Oregon Progressive Party candidate Brad Avakian is interviewed by Oregon League of Women Voters. We start this video when Brad talks about the need for Oregon to address money in politics, specifically how Oregon needs to implement limits on campaign contributions and, if need be, take those limits to the US Supreme Court in order to overturn Citizens United. He also expresses his understanding that money is not speech and corporations are not people.
Submitted by info on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 16:27
Submitted by DavidDelk on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 22:41
Oregon Progressive Party candidate for Oregon Senate is interviewed by the League of Women Voters Portland. Among other things, he calls for increased tenant protections with a tenant bill of rights including an end to no-cause evictions, and removal of preemption of state prohibition on rent control.