Oregonians say “NO” to Citizens United
GET INVOLVED! – Join fellow Oregonians and a growing movement nationwide to stop the devastating consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Ensure that our constitution is no longer misinterpreted to equate money with speech or corporations with real people, and that our election system is not sold to the highest bidder. The following local efforts are underway. Click on the links to learn more:
2013 State Legislative Resolution
Multnomah County Commission Resolution
Beaverton City Council Resolution
Report on ALEC Legislators and Contributions
updated June 1, 2012: Common Cause releases report, American Exchange Council in Oregon: Campaign Contributions and Legislators.
Follow 2012 Campaign Contributions
May 2012: Big money, big stakes in Portland Mayoral Race.
April 2012: Lopsided Fundraising in Portland's City Council Postion 4 Race.
February 2012: Fundraising in Portland's City Council Postion 1 Race.
January 2012: Fundraising in Portland's mayoral race.
2010 Contributions to State Ballot Measures and the Governor's Race
September 2010: Check out top donors to both sides of the gubernatorial contest that is setting fundraising records. State ballot measure contests are lower profile this year but a summary of fundraising is also available.
Follow Measures 66 and 67 Campaign Contributions
December 2009: This analysis summarizes who paid to put Meaures 66 and 67 on the ballot and tracks campaign contributions to both the Yes and No campaigns in this January 26, 2010 special election.
A Political History of Russ Walker and FreedomWorks
October 2009: This analysis focuses on Russ Walker's state and national political allies, the impact of his ballot measures on Oregon politics and policies, and whether the state or national office of FreedomWorks is calling the shots.
Improving Voter Participation: Oregon Challenges and Opportunities
August 2009: This report discusses a wide range of Oregon-specific options to facilitate voter registration, keep Oregonians accurately registered, make elections meaningful and expand opportunities for providing more information for voters.
Money in Oregon Politics: History, Trends, and Reform
April 2009: This report and its more detailed appendices, indicates that both contributors and candidates in Oregon are stuck in a broken system illustrating the need for comprehensive campaign finance reform.