3 things you can do in 5 minutes to fight political corruption
On 4 different occasions, Oregonians have passed some of our nation's strongest campaign finance laws. Every time, politicians and bureaucrats have either repealed those laws, have struck them down, or have refused to implement them. The result is one of the most expensive campaign finance systems in the country (studies say second only to New Jersey, per capita), with contested state legislative races costing a candidate between $300,000 and $1 million (for a job that pays $25,000).
The result is a state government that places the interests of the powerful above the rest of us and an election system that is rigged to benefit special interests.
You can help make things better by joining the fight to pass an Oregon constitutional amendment that states, once and for all, that our elections are not for sale to the highest bidder. This would help to restore a state government that serves the public interests rather than serve large corporations, the super-wealthy, and shadowy "dark money" operations.
Here are three simple steps you can take to change Oregon for the better:
1. Click the links below to download, sign and return our petition sheet by mail. (You will need a printer.)
Click Here for the single signature petition sheet - Download this sheet if you would like sign the petition but not gather additional signatures or if you want to forward the petition to your friends. These sheets are also good to use at a place of business where signatures are being gathered.
Click here for the10 signature sheet - Download this sheet if you are collecting multiple signatures from friends and family or at a public event. Please make sure that all signatures are gathered in the presence of the person gathering the signatures. If that is not possible, plese use the single signer sheet.
Petitions may be returned by mailing to any of the chief petitioner addresses listed on the sheet or to:
Independent Party of Oregon c/o Sal Peralta
925 SE Davis St.
McMinnville, OR 97128
Note: All instructions are on the petitiPon sheets. The 10 signature sheet must be printed on both sides of the paper, with the signatures on one side and the explanation of the measure on the other side.
2. Share this page on your facebook or twitter and ask your friends to sign.
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