THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Oregon

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN OREGON 

An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR OREGON

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters.  Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN OREGON

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN OREGON

Twenty-six states, including Oregon & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached.  LEARN MORE!

Oregon DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

THE SENATE MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Protect our freedom to vote! Urge your Senators to pass the For the People Act (S.1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and add your name to demand that the Senate support our democracy — and pass the For the People Act.

 

TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!

Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.

 

Success Stories

OREGON PASSES MEASURE 107

Measure 107 amends the state constitution to allow laws that limit campaign contributions and expenditures; requires disclosure of donors; and that campaign ads identify who paid for them.

Diverse Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Give Small Donors a Bigger Voice

A diverse coalition representing Oregonians from across the state will urge the Senate Committee on Campaign Finance to support a small donor election system that reduces the power of big money in state politics by limiting big campaign contributions and increasing small ones.

Push for Portland Contribution Limits Could Impact Council Race

Honest Elections, an Oregon-based democracy organization, gathers signatures in an effort to limit campaign contributions.