OR UU Voices has researched the state-wide ballot measures and makes these recommendations. Many organizations, including UU churches, have made these same recommendations.
Would allow local governments to issue bonds to pay for affordable housing projects that involve nonprofits or other nongovernmental entities. This mix of private and public money is expected to expand funds for affordable housing and was submitted by the Legislature
Also endorsed by Defend Oregon, Affordable Housing for Oregon, Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCCP), and First Unitarian's Committee on Hunger and Homelessness (COHHO) and Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG)
A constitutional amendment that would bar new taxes on groceries, including food and soda, as well as freeze the state’s corporate minimum tax for supermarkets. Submitted by grocers and soda producers after Multnomah Co interest in imposing local soda tax for health reasons.
Defend Oregon, Rural Organizing Project, OCCP, and First U's Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG) and others recommend Vote No.
A constitutional amendment that would require a three-fifths supermajority for legislation that raises revenue through changes in tax exemptions, credits and deductions and fees. Submitted to halt fees on financial and real estate transactions and changes to a more progressive tax system. Rep Alissa Keny-Guyer “this measure would hobble the ability of the state to raise money “
Defend Oregon, Rural Organizing Project, OR Right to Health,OCCP, and First Unitarians's Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG) recommend Vote NO.
Would overturn Oregon’s 1987 sanctuary law that prohibits state and local police from enforcing immigration law if a person’s only violation is being in the country illegally. Would increase threats to immigrants and their access to services, allow racial profiling and hamper farming operations.
OR United, Defend Oregon, Rural Organizing Project, Oregonians Against Profiling, OCCP, Causa, and First Unitarian's Immigrant Justice Action Group (IJAG), Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG) recommends Vote NO.
A constitutional amendment that would ban public funds from being spent on abortions in Oregon, except when medically necessary or required by federal law. (Currently no federal funds may be used for abortion.) Would lead to more limits on women’s rights, including limiting access to state funded abortion for all state employees and those on the Oregon Health Plan.
Defend Oregon, Rural Organizing Project, Oregon Right to Health, OCCP, and First U's Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG) recommend a NO Vote
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