This January 26th, vote YES on 66 & 67 to protect schools, health care, and public safety!
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You are the most credible spokesperson your friends and family will hear throughout the campaign. Learn more about how Measures 66 and 67 protect funding for critical services.

Where Do I Vote?

Jan 26, 2010

Ballot-box-thumb1 You know that you want to protect Oregon's schools, health care and public safety services by voting Yes! on Measures 66 & 67. Here is some important information on making sure your vote gets counted.

The most important thing you need to know:

Ballots must be received by your county elections office or an official drop site location no later than 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

Check out this map of every official ballot drop site in Oregon. Just click where you live, and get directions to your nearest official drop site!

Or click here for a list of official drop sites in Multnomah County.

Or contact the elections office in your county: A list of county elections offices is available here.

Can't find your official Voters' Guide? The Voter Guide is available online here.

Remember, in some counties, ballots have been printed double-sided, so make sure you read your ballot carefully, and vote on both Measure 66 and Measure 67 before you turn in your ballot.

Voter FAQs:

I didn’t get my ballot. What should I do?

If you haven’t received your ballot by January 15, 2010, call or visit your county elections office. If you go to your county elections office, bring a current Oregon issued photo identification (such as your drivers’ license or state identification card) or your passport.

My ballot got destroyed or damaged. What should I do?

You can get a new ballot from your county elections office.  Bring your ballot with you.

I made a mistake on my ballot. Can I correct it?

You’ll need to get a new ballot from your county elections office. Bring your old ballot with you (don’t mail it in).

How can I know if my ballot was received?

You can call your county elections office to confirm that your ballot was received.

Am I registered to vote?

You can check to see if you’re registered at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website, at: http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections

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Simpler times, simpler prices.

Jan 20, 2010

The recession has put Oregon's economy on the brink. Vital services like education and health care are facing drastic cuts. Oregon can no longer afford to let big corporations pay just $10 in the corporate minimum tax while prices for the rest of us continue to rise.

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Find Out More About the Oregonian's "Alternative" to Measures 66 & 67

Jan 18, 2010

The Oregonian claims there is a better option than Measure 66 & 67, but what is that option? Apparently the "better" plan is taxing small businesses and the middle class.

The following is a look at the tax increases proposed by a coalition of associations that includes the Association of Oregon Industries and Associated General Contractors, leading funders of the opposition to Measures 66 and 67, and by the Oregon Business Association.

Comparing Tax Plans 

As you can tell from this chart, business associations proposed across-the-board tax increases that would raise taxes on the middle class and on small businesses, while large corporations and the rich would have paid less.  These are the alternatives that were on the table in the last legislative session, and are likely the plans that the Oregonian is pushing for.

The Oregonians Against Job Killing Taxes campaign has run a purposefully misleading campaign.

To quote Steve Novick, posting last Sunday on Blue Oregon, "If either of these plans had been adopted, small bakery owners really would have seen their taxes increase, soccer moms really would have to pay more. There really would have been a tax increase on small agriculture businessmen in Ontario and, of course, dairy farmers in Tillamook. Now, the Oregonian wants voters to reject the targeted tax increases in Measures 66 and 67, and seemingly wants the legislature to adopt across-the-board tax increases on struggling families and small businesses instead."

For a more detailed comparison of the AOI, OBA, and Legislative tax plans, click here (PDF).

For a copy of the AOI tax proposal, click here. (PDF)

For a copy of the OBA tax proposal, click here. (PDF)

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Two Numbers

Jan 13, 2010

When it comes to Measures 66 & 67, all you need to remember are two numbers: $10 and $250,000. $10 is the amount most big corporations have been paying in Oregon's corporate minimum tax since 1931. As for $250,000, if your family makes less than $250,000, you won't pay a penny more.

Learn more, watch our new advertisement!

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Measure 66 & 67: A Break for the Unemployed

Jan 8, 2010

Wantads The recession has hit Oregon hard. How we respond to it is a testament to who we are, as a people. Measures 66 & 67 are designed to protect those hit hardest by the economic crisis, particularly the many Oregonians who have been unemployed in 2009.

You may be surprised to learn that unemployment benefits are usually taxed like income. Measure 66 is designed to help. Measure 66 eliminates income taxes on the first $2,400 of unemployment benefits received last year, providing a break for over 270,000 Oregonians who were unemployed in 2009. This is real relief for those who have been hit hardest by the economic crisis.

Together, Measures 66 & 67 also protect:

Remember, whether you've been unemployedin the past year, or you know someone who has, voting YES will protect the services we need more than ever.

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The Vote Yes Special Election Guides

Jan 8, 2010

Get informed and Vote Yes!

Click here to Download Vote Yes Special Election Guide

The campaign is reaching out in many ways. Get the Seniors and Services Special Election Guide and the Oregon Schools and Children Special Election Guide.

Vote Yes Voter Guide 

Vote Yes Voter Guide 2 



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Newspapers around the state examine the real impacts of Measures 66 & 67

Dec 29, 2009

Measure 66 sides agree: A tax hike is a matter of fairness

The Oregonian -- December 20 By Harry Esteve

"Wondering whether you'll pay more taxes under Measure 66 is a little like pondering whether you can afford that new Porsche: If you have to ask, the answer is usually "no..."

Register Guard -- December 23 By David Steves

"Oregon is home to 400,000 businesses, from the smallest of mom and pops to the world’s biggest makers of microchips and athletic shoes.  And under next month’s Ballot Measure 67, most of those 400,000 businesses would not pay a penny more in taxes, while a quarter would see their taxes increase by $150..."


Passage of tax measures would provide funding stability

The News-Review -- December 27 By DD Bixby

"Public safety, health care, social services and education are what proponents of Measures 66 and 67 say are at stake if the two tax proposals fail..."


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What's at Stake: Education

Nov 10, 2009

SchoolRaisedHands We all want what's best for our children. Voting Yes on Measures 66 & 67 will help protect what's best for our kids by preserving funding for schools.

Here are the basics:

Measures 66 and 67 protect the equivalent of:

  • $285.5 million for K-12 education: enough to pay for 1,610 teachers and 1,057 hourly employees such as custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers.
  • $24.4 million for Oregon's community colleges, preventing tuition and fee increases.
  • $39.9 million for the Oregon University System, keeping higher education and professional training accessible.
  • $5.1 million for student assistance.
  • $4.1 million for Oregon Health and Science University, training tomorrow's health care providers.

It’s time to protect critical services and middle class taxpayers. This January, voters can protect education at every level by voting YES on Measures 66 & 67. By voting YES to raise the corporate minimum and the tax rates on households with income above $250,000, we can preserve essential services like K-12 education, in-home care for seniors, and the Oregon Health Plan through these tough economic times. 

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