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Your Opinion Needed

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:00

Dear POP Members,

Your help is needed to make sure we get legislation in Oregon we want, and that we don't get legislation we don't want.

The statewide COIN (Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network) Legislative Team has been tracking a number of bills and will continue to do so throughout the 2021 session. So you'll be seeing more requests like this one. There is a fairly rigorous process these bills go through before COIN officially endorses a bill, and the last step is getting approval from at least 10 Indivisible groups in the state and no significant opposition. That's where you come in! Please email YES or NO for all the bills listed below, or YES or NO for specific bills. Our statewide Indivisible groups have a growing influence. Bills supported by COIN will get a big boost and extra publicity, so your participation in this part of the vetting process is really important.

The following bills have been recommended for endorsement by the Legislative Team. For more information about each bill, click this link to a folder with the research done for each bill by the Legislative Team - You can also go on the OLIS website to read the actual bills or just Google them to find out more.

HB2678 - Establishes ranked choice voting for local non-partisan races and for state and federal partisan primary races.

HB2685 - Companion bill for HB2678 allows for ranked choice voting for military and overseas voters.

HB2686 - Companion bill for HB2678 assures new voting equipment will be compliant with ranked choice voting methods.

HB2921 - For Oregon senate and representative races, a candidate opting in to the Small Donor Election program would agree to accept only contributions of $250 or less and each contribution would be matched with public funds up to a maximum cap.

HB2945 - Will expand on and streamline the provisions of a 2015 bill that require the phase out of toxic chemicals in products for children.

HB2842 - The Healthy Homes bill provides grants to assist low income households with home repairs and retrofits.

That's it for now. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of the democratic process!


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