Take Action: Oregon Legislative Session
Message from CAROLYN OAKLEY, LEGISLATIVE CHAIR, OREGON FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN
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Both the Democrat and Republican parties adopted their platforms during conventions held earlier this summer. Those platforms reveal a great deal regarding the agendas and priorities of each political party. They represent a roadmap of how each party plans to govern if they are elected.
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Dear GOP county leadership, PCP's and central committee/republican women members,
For those of you whom I have not yet had the pleasure to meet or speak with, my name is Andrea Raffle and I am the Field Director with the Bud Pierce for Governor campaign. This letter has a lot of important information for all of you and hopefully it will answer many of the questions that you may have. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support of our campaign and all of the hard work you have already put into this election cycle.
First I am going to touch on all of the Volunteer opportunities that we have within our campaign. I’ll start with yard signs. I know that yard signs are being asked for by lots of people. At the current moment we are totally out of yard signs but just put in our first huge order of 1000+ yard signs and around 600 4x4 and 4x8 signs. If someone would like you place their name on our list for a sign they can do that here
We will be contacting everyone on our list as soon as we have signs in our office. As for the 4x4 and 4x8 signs, PLEASE let us know of any good areas in your county that we should be putting them. We are putting a map together of places so that once it’s time they can just go up.
Next we have canvassing. We are planning on hitting lots of doors over these next few months and working with our other republican candidates so that we all cover as many doors as possible. We are cutting walk books and also using the i-360 phone app for our door knocking. If you know of anyone that is ready to start door knocking please send them my way email@example.com so that I can get them set up within our program and with literature. We already have volunteers walking daily and can always use more.
As of this week our call from home portal is ready to go. For those in the Salem area our office is open daily (2001 Front St NE) where we are making calls but we now have the ability for everyone across the state to make calls from the comfort of their home. This easy to use portal works on either your computer with a microphone, a laptop or smart phone if you have one which contains the script and dials the numbers for you. If anyone has problems with the portal, we are able to send printed scripts and lists as well. We have a goal of 25,000 calls this month and would love some extra help to go above and beyond that monthly goal.
Even though we’ve been recently getting some great press we are starting a letter to the editor campaign to introduce all Oregonians to Bud’s message. I have attached a spread sheet with many of the Oregon newspapers information of where to send your letters to. If anyone is interested in drafting up some letters for others to use as a template, please let me know so that I can get you in contact with our communications director as she would love to have some help with drafting those.
The parade/fair/market season is upon us and our Bud Pierce ground force is trying to cover as many of these events across the state as possible. If you are interested in tabling at your local market or a community event, let us get you set up with literature and pins to distribute when you meet supporters!
Winning this election is going to be hard work from all of us, but we can certainly turn much of Oregon red this election with your help. If you are interested in helping in any of these capacities or have another way in which you would like to help out our team, we are excited for all and any ideas. To get involved fill out this form http://www.budpierce.com/get-involved/ and a member of our staff will get in touch with you or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org . We also have a volunteer Facebook page which all of you are welcome in requesting to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/143564432717132/ . I look forward to working with each and every one of you through the election!
Andrea Raffle Bud Pierce for Governor Office
Field Director 2001 Front St. NE Salem OR 973001
Cell – 267.679.4387 503.991.5238
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Bud Pierce For Governor
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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
The good news is that the petition to protect your Right to Vote on bad laws by ending Emergency Clause abuse has gathered over 115,000 signatures. The bad news is that the campaign is 4,300 signatures short of the June goal.
The deadline is June 29th to get it in the mail (in time for us to process them). The fact that this year alone, Governor Kate Brown passed nearly 70% of all bills with an emergency clause even though there is no emergency to justify most of these bills and the fake emergency had the effect of blocking our ability to repeal their bad law. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to end this abuse by politicians who are engaged in rampant abuse of our rights as voters.
Please help us gather 4,300 signatures in the next 20 days.
Minimum Wage Increase
http://oregoncitizenslobby.org/government-operation/sb-1532-minimum-wage-increase/RULE MAKING ALERT
Legislative Alert from Rep. Greg Barreto
Dear friends, business owners and community stakeholders,
The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently released "proposed draft rules" to implement SB 1532 (the minimum wage increases passed in February 2016). The public comment period is now open. The voice of business needs to be represented, so your help is needed!
I ask that you provide comments to BOLI and urge the agency to align the definition of "employer location" with Family Medical Leave Act rule definitions, and especially with legislative intent. (Background information provided below).
Think through how you would implement the proposed rules and then provide details about the burden and unintended consequences those rules would create. In addition to tracking the hours that an employee may spend in a higher-wage tier, in addition to other administrative headaches, these rules would likely create new tensions between employees and managers/owners as they would argue about where an employee was and how long he or she was there.
Take action now! Written comments are due by Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., and may be emailed to Paloma Sparks, legislative director at BOLI, at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your assistance, please find: (1) a sample template for your comments to BOLIhttp://files.ctctcdn.com/482c53af201/892745fc-1fcc-47a4-9e70-7544aea03045.pdf
and (2) the letter OSCC signed to legislators highlighting the problem with BOLI's proposed rules. http://files.ctctcdn.com/482c53af201/c8fca785-bdf1-4b30-bde2-790e660e042f.pdf
Please copy all written comments to: email@example.com
Click here to view BOLI's proposed draft rules.https://www.oregon.gov/boli/Legal/docs/839-020_proposed_rules.pdf
According to the Association of Oregon Industries (AOI) findings, "BOLI's draft rules are a significant overreach. Even though legislators confirmed that an employers' location is determined based on where the employee reports to work, the draft rules ignore legislative intent. Instead, BOLI proposes a confusing regulatory system – requiring employers to track the amount of time EACH employee spends in higher wage tiers and pay different wages based on where employees temporarily work.
The draft rules: •Establish an arbitrary threshold of 4 hours per week to trigger a higher wage and burdensome paperwork requirements.
•Mandate that businesses track and report multiple wages on employees' pay stubs.
•Require extensive paperwork documenting a worker's location unless business pays worker at the highest tier rate for all work (even if most work is done in lower tier).
Voting Issues in Oregon
Salem, Ore. - Senator Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) released the following statement following a press conference held by Governor Kate Brown and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden on their desire to expand vote-by-mail nationwide:
"Oregon's election process should get a strong vote of 'no confidence' after being plagued by issues this Primary election," said Senator Thatcher. "This isn't about one political party. Our vote-by-mail system is strangled with problems like 20,000 duplicate ballots in two counties, voters getting their party registration changed unknowingly, or voters receiving multiple ballots and told to simply 'use the second one.' While we haven't seen election fraud yet, our Secretary of State needs to do more to reassure voters - beyond spouting a Haiku poem - that their ballots are being processed accurately. Oregonians deserve fair and secure elections with safeguards in place to protect the integrity of our voting system.The entire nation should not be pushed to adopt Oregon's plagued vote-by-mail system, when clearly this should be a decision made by individual states."
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
April 12, 2016
Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis
>>> H.R. 2646 <<<
One of NFRW's legislative priorities is HR 2646, Representative Tim Murphy's Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. The legislation has been ordered reported out of subcommittee and is awaiting full committee action.
Our immediate goal is to have key members of the Energy and Commerce Committee co-sponsor the bill. If you are in Virginia, Ohio, Washington or Texas, please call the following Congressmen (if you live in their district, even better; make sure you make that known to the person who answers the phone). Ask them to 1) co-sponsor HR 2646; and 2) vote for the bill when it is considered in the Energy and Commerce Committee:
In addition, if your Congressman's name is on the list below of Democrat members of the Energy and Commerce Committtee, please call them and ask them to co-sponsor (you can call the House Switchboard at (202) 224-3121and ask to be connected to their office):
G. K. Butterfield(NC01)
Paul Tonko (NY20)
TALKING POINTS (when you talk to your Members)
HR 2646 will
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