Last Day to Register to Vote in Oregon is Oct 18, 2022

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Title IX - Proposed Rule Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

Public Comments due on Sep 12, 2022

Title IX’s nondiscrimination mandate to clarify the scope and application of Title IX and the obligation of all schools, including elementary schools, secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, and other recipients that receive Federal financial assistance from the Department (referred to below as recipients or schools) to provide an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex – including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity – and responding to incidents of sex discrimination.

Public Comment: https://www.regulations.gov/commenton/ED-2021-OCR-0166-0001

Proposed Rule: https://www.regulations.gov/document/ED-2021-OCR-0166-0001

 

Oregon Measure 111, Amends the Oregon Constitution to add "affordable health care as a fundamental right." (2022)

Vote NO!

In November On Measure 111

Senate Minority Leader Fred Girod (R), who voted against the bill, said, “This bill promises something that Democrats know they can’t deliver. The bill doesn’t fund any system to deliver on that promise. If Democrats are serious about giving Oregonians free health care, they should come up with an actual plan. This kind of lazy policymaking lacks important details Oregon voters need to make an informed decision at the ballot box.”

Oregon Measure 112, Repeals language allowing slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishments and authorizes alternatives to incarceration. (2022)

Vote NO!

In November On Measure 112

The bill leaves unclear for current constitutional provisions requiring inmate work programs.  The financial impact will depend on potential legal action or changes to inmate work programs.

Oregon Measure 113, Excludes State Legislators from Re-election for unexcused legislative absenteeism. (2022)

Vote NO!

In November On Measure 113

The amendment prescribes consequences for unexcused absences as Senator or Representative.   Under the measure a Senator or Representative may be disqualified from serving for the term following the end of the legislator’s current term.

Oregon Measure 114, Changes to Firearm Ownership and Purchase Requirements Initiative (2022)

VOTE NO!

In November On Measure 114

Our rights will be subverted by this measure if it is put into effect. The right to bear arms was an ideal that established by the founding fathers who knew that a Republic with democratic values needs every citizens to understand and protect their God given rights from those who would oppress them with tyranny. The Second Amendment was adopted in the Bill of Rights in 1791, which provided a constitutional balance on congressional power under Article I Section 8 to organize, arm, and discipline the federal militia. “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.” The Second Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  What part of “shall not be infringed” means:

  1. To make citizens into criminals for having greater than a 10 round magazine?
  2. Allowing a state authority to acquire all kinds of personal information of the applicant that can be published and can be used to deny the applicant the permit to own a gun for any reason or for simply failing to cooperate?
  3. The Catch 22 of having to get a permit to purchase a gun but in order to have a permit, the permittee must demonstrate the ability to load, fire, unload, and store the firearm?
  4. Making some modern day shotguns illegal?
News article: https://conservativefiringline.com/oregon-measure-114-the-nations-most-extreme-gun-control-proposal/ Read for yourself the convoluted text of this unconstitutional law: Oregon_Measure_114_full_text_(2022)

Republican Party Candidates for Polk County

Governor of Oregon

Christine Drazan

 

Oregon Rep Distict 20

Dan Farrington

Oregon Rep District 23

Anna Scharf (Incumbent)

Oregon Rep District 24

Lucetta Elmer

 

Oregon Sen District 10

Raquel Moore-Green

 

U.S. House Oregon Dist. 6

Mike Erickson

 

U.S. Senate Oregon

Jo Rae Perkins

 

Nonpartisan State Offices

Commissioner of the Bureau of
Labor and Industries

Cheri Helt