This fall, we’re building a better Oregon

The first week of fall is behind us. It was a great week, and not just because we finally got to break out our sweaters and apple cider! The Yes on 97 campaign hit the streets and the phones, and with the help of our volunteers and community partners we talked to more than 7,400… Read more »

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You are the company you keep

We already know that Oregon ranks 50th for corporate taxes in the nation. This week we got some insight into where the corporate campaign against Measure 97 would like to take Oregon. On Wednesday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback visited Oregon to talk tax policy. In a meeting with officials from the Oregon Republican Party, the… Read more »

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Big Oil can’t buy Oregon

Our mission at the Oregon League of Conservation Voters is simple: to protect Oregon’s environmental legacy by passing laws that promote environmental protection, electing pro-environment leaders, and holding all of our elected officials accountable when it comes to conservation. For decades, we’ve stood up against large corporations willing to put their profits over the well-being… Read more »

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The corporate campaign by the numbers

This week, the campaign opposing Measure 97 passed $10 million in reported contributions, thanks to the help of some of the world’s largest corporations. It’s a milestone worth noting because the opposition has gone out of its way to pretend to be a campaign driven by small businesses and Oregonians, but the facts show that’s… Read more »

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Rain or shine, we’re committed to A Better Oregon!

It may have rained throughout Oregon this weekend, but it didn’t rain on Measure 97! Despite the classic Oregon weather, Measure 97 supporters had more than 1,700 conversations with voters this weekend — and lawn signs started sprouting up around the state! Couldn’t make it this weekend? You can still help! Click here to get… Read more »

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Corporate campaign: Give back the money!

It’s bad enough that the corporate-backed campaign against Measure 97 is being funded almost entirely by out-of-state corporations. But to make it even worse, a surprising number of those contributions came from big corporations accused of defrauding customers or dodging the taxes they owe. Wells Fargo’s $50,000 contribution came after the bank ripped off hundreds… Read more »

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Yes on 97 is on the air!

The Yes on 97 campaign has been communicating with Oregon voters about the importance of holding large and out-of-state corporations accountable since 2015. This week, we took it to the next level — we’re spreading our message on the radio! Click below to listen to our brand new radio ad, which calls on large and out-of-state corporations… Read more »

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Major contributor to No on 97 fined For scamming millions of customers

When Measure 97 talks about holding corporations accountable to pay their fair share, we’re talking about companies like Wells Fargo. You might have missed it, but Wells Fargo just got caught ripping off millions of its customers. Wells Fargo employees created as many as 1.5 million accounts without customers’ knowledge, and funds transferred into those… Read more »

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The alarming decline of school nurses in Oregon

  Unhealthy Schools: The Alarming Decline of School Nurses in Oregon demonstrates yet another area in which Oregon is falling short. The report, which was released this week by the Oregon School Employee Association, the Oregon School Nurse Association and the Oregon Nurses Association, shows the startling cuts to school nursing programs in Oregon: Since… Read more »

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 Check for yourself: Corporate taxes don’t drive consumer prices

We’ve heard a lot from big corporations trying to scare consumers into believing that even though Measure 97 only taxes large and out-of-state corporations, prices for consumers, not corporations, will go up once Measure 97 passes. It’s hardly surprising that big business is turning to the same old corporate playbook of bogus economic numbers and… Read more »

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