Far be it from me to complain with the serious thinkers engaged in "visioning" a new Oregon.
I'm glad these deep thinkers exist. I'm glad they are working in my best interest. My measure of self worth.
These folks so encapsulate everything I love about politics in Oregon. The seriousness of governance.
Here are their issues:
"1. Climate Change Package: A comprehensive program for reducing Oregon’s global warming pollution and building statewide consensus for such efforts. Includes participation in the Western Climate Initiative and development of a carbon-friendly transportation package. (pssst. We're planning a big Climate Change Day for Democracy on Jan. 31st, so keep your eyes peeled.)
"2. Voter Owned Elections : Sets up a system of public financing for campaigns for state offices.
"3. Same Day Voter Registration: A constitutional amendment allowing individuals to register to vote up to and on Election Day.
"4. Fighting the Expansion of Mandatory Minimums: The campaign to stop Initiative Petition 40, which would create a new set of mandatory minimum sentences for drug and property-related crimes at a projected at over $400 million a biennium.
And lest we forget: How about that exciting launch of our " Another Vehicle For Change" Campaign? Yep, we're in the market for a spankin' new Bus. And thanks to you, we're 1/3 of the way there.
Oh, and we're gonna have fun! School's out for summer! These people really have "well-being" down.
It's the future, baby!
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