Oregon's Measure 91 And Out-Of-State Money

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Americans do not like to be manipulated, deceived or misled, whether it has to do with buying a car, a house, choosing a candidate for office, or casting an informed vote. Just such a deception will occur in the Measure 91 Campaign promoting recreational use of marijuana, and the people of Oregon will again be the victims of big money special interests.

One example of that deception is found in New Approach Oregon's claim that 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in Oregon in 2012. That claim is patently FALSE and misleading. Politifact reports that 2,754 people were arrested. Indeed, Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis said there are fewer than 100 people in prison in Oregon on marijuana-related crimes.

Should out-of-state billionaires who want to change the drug laws of America determine what only Oregonians should decide? According to Ballotpedia as of July 30, 2014, The Yes on Measure 91 PAC had received more than $1.5 million from 5 contributors, all of whom are major out of state marijuana promoters: New Approach PAC (funded by Peter Lewis and his heirs, as mentioned in The Oregonian), Drug Policy Action, $200,000 and Drug Policy Action Fund for Oregon, $150,000 (both connected to George Soros, according to the Oregonian), Philip Harvey, $100,000 and Henry van Ameringen, $100,000, New York heir to a fragrance fortune.

Do not be deceived again.

Oregon decriminalized marijuana in 1973 and legalized medical marijuana in 1998. The Daily Reporter reports that "Opponents of commercial legalization, mostly law enforcement and the state's district attorneys, argue that full legalization is unnecessary." Marquis argues that "a legal market will immediately make marijuana easier for children to access, and will increase the number of intoxicated drivers." A fact that both Colorado and Washington State have observed.

"The most disturbing thing is the argument that marijuana has absolutely no downside," Marquis said at a debate this month. "Why would we want to introduce another drug?"

Parents opposed to Pot, a Virginia based organization recently said, "The Yes on Measure 91 Campaign is not an example of grass-roots democracy in Oregon, because none of the large donors live in the state. Yet these billionaires wish to have undue influence over the voters of Oregon."

Click here to see a fact sheet on why Oregonians should vote against passage of Measure 91, prepared by the No on 91 PAC. Save it, forward it to your friends, associates, pastor, peers and youth pastors. Make copies to carry with you and post on bulletin boards in your community. Pass it out at your Sunday School Class and home groups.

The Yes on Measure 91 folks have over $2.3 million dollars from out of state marijuana backers of this measure to propagandize Oregonians with direct mail, television, marijuana internet sites and radio spots.

Visit the No on 91 website

Why I am a Republican

Sharon DayEvery day, our College Republicans continue to do a great job of reaching out to their fellow millenials to share why they should be Republican. Their well thought out strategy has included doing survey research, focus groups, town halls and video messaging.

As leaders in our party, I want to share with you their latest video. You may view it here.

But to be honest, just watching this video is not enough…we need to use our social media contacts to get their message out so please share this video on your facebook, twitter, pinterest and with any and all lists you may have.

Also, make sure it’s posted on your State Party website to show that our Republican Party has not lost the trust of the millenials. The more people see what the Republican Party has to offer…especially to young people…and in their voices…the better our chances will be for victory not just in November, but victory for our country’s future.

Don't Mess with the Current Party System. Vote NO on 90.

The Top Two Primary is an attempt to limit the ability of voters to have a say in who represents them. It shuts out minor parties and forces voters to choose from just two major party candidates in the fall election.

Oregon has a rich history of “minor” political parties that provide a voice for voters who don’t identify with either of the two major political parties. These parties cover the full spectrum of political opinions. Since the founding of our state, voters have been able to choose from a diverse list of parties and candidates on their General Election ballots.

No Costly Food Labeling. NO on 92.

Measure 92 is a costly and unreliable food labeling measure that will appear on Oregon’s November 2014 statewide ballot. It would mandate complex new food labeling regulations in Oregon that don’t exist in any other state. Measure 92 would unfairly hurt our state’s farmers, cost Oregon taxpayers millions, and increase grocery costs for Oregon families by hundreds of dollars per year.

Despite these negative impacts, Measure 92’s flawed food labeling system would not do what it claims: It would not give Oregon consumers accurate or reliable information about which foods actually contain “genetically engineered” (GE) ingredients and which don’t. Corn

Measure 92 is so badly written it won’t tell consumers what’s in their food. In fact, two-thirds of the food and beverages sold in Oregon would be exempt from the labeling requirement. Many other foods would have to be labeled even if there are no GE ingredients in them, while thousands of products would be exempt even if they contain or are made with GE ingredients. All these exemptions and poorly written requirements would provide consumers inaccurate and unreliable information about our food.

No Driver Cards for Illegal Aliens. Vote NO on 88.

 

You might remember that last year, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill which would grant official driver cards to persons who cannot prove legal presence in the U.S. Oregonians for Immigration Reform got out the clipboards and was successful in gathering enough signatures to put the bill before voters for a Yes or No vote in the November 2014 general election. Caution

Citizens will have the opportunity to overturn SB 833 by voting NO on Ballot Measure 88, and the result will be that illegal aliens will not be accommodated with official driver cards.

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