Just last week, we announced the support of Our Revolution, the progressive action organization born out of Senator Bernie Sandersâ€™ presidential campaign. Today, we have even more exciting news to share: Senator Bernie Sanders is endorsing Yes on 97.
Bernie himself described his presidential campaign as a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: “Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires.” He ran a campaign focused on corporate accountability, leveling the playing field, and building a country that works for all of us, not just a few of us. Thatâ€™s what Measure 97 is all about: holding large corporations accountable to their fair share, so we can build the Oregon we all deserve.
Measure 97 is a continuation of Bernie Sandersâ€™ progressive agenda â€” it puts people before profits.
Here is Bernie’s official statement on Measure 97:
At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, it is time for large profitable corporations to start paying their fair share of taxes. That is why I am supporting Oregon 97. Large corporations must help the people of Oregon provide high quality public education, health care and services for seniors. Passing Measure 97 would allow Oregon to fund 7,500 new teachers, provide 16,000 seniors with quality in-home care – without raising taxes on small businesses.
If you believe huge corporations shouldn’t be able to use loopholes to avoid paying taxes, vote for Measure 97. If you believe in moving closer to a nation in which health care is a right not a privilege, vote for Measure 97. If you believe that all people wanting to pursue higher education should be able to do so regardless of their income, vote for Measure 97.
I think quality education, improved health care and the ability to retire in dignity are worth asking the biggest corporations and Wall Street to pay a little more. Please vote yes on Measure 97.
We know that corporate accountability will put Oregon in the right direction â€” and weâ€™re proud to say that Bernie Sanders agrees. With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, we need you to join the movement and help us win. Weâ€™re talking to voters about corporate accountability, everyday, all around the state, and we need you to help us now more than ever.