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:

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

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Urge the new Congress to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and Add your name to demand that Congress makes a bold show of support for our democracy — and passes the For the People Act.

 

HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!

 

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.