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

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.

The Top Two Primary would end that long tradition, replacing it with a system where only two major party candidates would appear on the November ballot. The growing number of voters who don’t identify with either Republicans or Democrats would no longer be able to choose independent voices to represent them.

Minor Parties

Our nearest neighbors, California and Washington, have both adopted similar Primary Elections schemes in the past decade. The results have meant that a smaller number of voters are making the decisions for a larger part of our electorate.

Primary Election turnout in both states has fallen. In 2014, four years after adopting the Top Two Primary, California set a record for the lowest Primary turnout in the state’s history. The second lowest was their first Top Two Primary in 2012.

Voters in those two states now have fewer choices. Minor parties have disappeared from the ballot and are now struggling just to remain in existence. Many General Election races in both states feature candidates from just one major party, dramatically limiting the choices available to voters.

The Top Two Primary also opens up the system to mischief by political operatives, like Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” in 2008, where he incited Republicans to vote for the perceived weaker Democratic candidate in the Primary Elections.

Top Two Primary schemes do not increase voter participation in Primary Elections, but they do give dramatically more power to Primary Election voters. The voters that participate in primary elections have the power to limit the candidate choices down to just two per race for the General Election. This means a smaller section of the electorate chooses the candidates for the majority of voters in General Elections. Primary voters under a Top Two scheme have much more power in determining who will be on the November ballot and who, ultimately, will hold office.

By limiting General Election choices to only two candidates, the Top Two Primary will effectively banish minor parties from the November ballot. The increasing number of General Election voters who do not identify with either of the two major parties will no longer be able to choose minor party candidates in the fall election.

Measure 90 is funded almost entirely by a small handful of wealthy individuals and business interests. More than 70% of the funding has come from three wealthy individuals, three large corporations, and one of the largest corporate lobbying groups in the state.

Doesn’t this sound familiar? It should. In 2008, Oregon voters rejected this same flawed proposal by a vote of 66%-34%. It was a bad idea then, and it’s a bad idea now. Visit the NO on 90 website

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No Costly Food Labeling. NO on 92. by host

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.

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

 

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

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.

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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.

Opponents claim that if illegal aliens could get official driver cards they could buy auto insurance, reducing the number of uninsured drivers that leave their victims with costly repair or medical bills.
Illegal aliens can buy insurance now - but, most often choose not to. If driver card holders had to buy insurance, don't you think the insurance companies would be all over this campaign as endorsers and financial supporters? They're not. New Mexico, which grants driver licenses to illegal aliens, continues to rank near the top of the list of states with the most uninsured drivers.

There is no way the DMV can accurately certify the identity of the thousands of illegal aliens who will apply for driver cards. Supporters of driver cards claim to have the support of Law Enforcement. But, the Sheriffs of Oregon and many others from several branches of law enforcement, including Border Patrol, have endorsed efforts to overturn this bad law and have thrown their full support behind the NO on 88 coalition. This law makes Oregon less safe.

It is more important now, than ever before, to require proof of citizenship or legal status with recent terrorist threats and the increase of illegal drug activity led by deadly Mexican drug cartels now operating in Oregon. Also illegal immigrants consistently constitute a high percentage of the criminal aliens in Oregon prisons.

Why is a no vote on Ballot Measure 88 important? Illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S. Neglect of enforcement of the immigration laws, over the past several decades as well as currently, has resulted in millions of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. without inspection, a dangerous situation from the standpoint of national security and public health.
For example, the 19 September 11 terrorists carried among them over 30 state driver's licenses and identification cards using over 300 aliases. These documents allowed them to obtain housing, transportation and other accommodations without raising suspicion while they planned and executed their deadly conspiracy that fateful day.

Accommodating illegal aliens invites more to come. Recent history clearly shows this.

Illegal immigration inflates the population, further burdening our already-stressed natural environment. It adversely affects the labor market and swamps our overburdened entitlement programs. Citizens are forced to compete with illegal aliens for jobs, causing significant unemployment and wage depression. Loss of respect for the rule of law grows as a consequence of such legislation. Observance of the rule of law is essential for a successful economy and a civil society.

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August Events by host

Training for Candidates - Friday, August 22 4-6 pm (see attached flier) - Wilsonville Holiday Inn
Central Committee Meeting and Banquet - Saturday, August 23 - Wilsonville Holiday Inn

Oregon GOP Countdown to Victory Banquet - Saturday, August 23rd - Wilsonville Holiday Inn
Sharon Day, Co-Chair Republican National Committee,  will be our featured speaker.
Private Reception and photo op in the Lewis and Clark Room 5pm
No Host Social Hour on the Terrace 5:30 pm

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September Events by host

September 17th - 7:00 P.M. at the King City Clubhouse.

A GREAT GROUP OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES! WOW!

Oregonians you are rich in wonderfully qualified, motivated candidates who are running for election this year both national and state offices!

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Executive Committee opposes Ballot Measure 90: "Top Two Primary" by host

Oregon Republican Party Executive Committee Statement
opposing
Ballot Measure 90: The “Top Two Primary”

"Oregon voters decisively rejected this scheme six years ago. We, along with nearly every political party in Oregon, supported their decision then and oppose second guessing the voters now."

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Meet Jake - Dr. Monica Wehby's son by host

Jake knows that she has the type of dedication and leadership Washington D.C. needs.   Meet Jake

Oregon's candidates for Governor Dennis Richardson and his Opponent - KATU Debate July 18 by host

Watch the Debate in 4 parts here: KATU Gubernatorial Debate

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"Dr. Wehby may make a house call" - George Will by host

"Oregon's Monica Wehby may make a house call on the Senate" - The Washington Post/George F. Will

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