Research Center

Yes on Measures 66 and 67  UPDATED January 26-Election Day

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Who Paid to Put Measures 66 and 67 on the ballot?
Follow the Money for "No" on Measures 66 and 67
About Measures 66 and 67

The political committee urging a “yes” vote on Measures 66 and 67 is Vote Yes for Oregon. This PAC has raised $6,849,579 as reported through the morning of election day, January 26, 2010. Its major support comes from public employee unions that represent over 130,000 Oregon workers. (Contribution analysis is based on reports filed with the Oregon Elections Division in ORESTAR and include cash and in-kind contributions.)


The “yes” campaign continues to raise more money than the “no” campaign whose total fundraising is $4.55 million with slightly more than $3.94 million available after deducting this group’s contributions to signature gathering efforts as reported through the September 26th deadline to turn in petitions.


The Oregon Education Association and the National Education Association has contributed $2,093,120 with $34,560 coming as in-kind support from the national group. Local 503 of Service Employees International Union, its national SEIU affiliate, and the SEIU State Council has given $1,870,728 with $850,000 coming from the national office in Washington, DC. Oregon AFSCME Council 75 and its national affiliate AFSCME has given a total of $1,145,009 with $500,000 coming from the DC office. AFSCME stands for American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. PACs affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers have given $500,000.


All contributors of $1,000 or more to Vote Yes for Oregon are summarized below in chart 1.



Chart 1: All Contributors of $1,000 or more to Vote Yes for Oregon



Oregon Education Association – 47,000 members

National Education Association has given $34,560


SEIU Local 503-Oregon Public Employees Union/SEIU State Council– represents 40,000 members in Oregon

SEIU in Washington DC has given $850,000


Oregon AFSCME Council 75 – represents 25,000 workers

AFSCME in Washington DC has given $500,000


American Federation of Teachers-Oregon Issues PAC and Oregon AFT Political and Legislative Action Network PAC – All of the money to these PACs has come from AFT-Oregon Solidarity Fund


Our Oregon – This is a coalition of groups that press reports indicate receives major support from Oregon Education Association and SEIU Local 503


Oregon Health Care Association (represents nursing and retirement homes)


Oregon School Employees Association –20,000 members – and its affiliated PAC School Employees Exercising Democracy (no contribution to this PAC is greater than $100 during this campaign period.)


The Atlantic Advocacy Fund – Based in New York, this group is affiliated with Atlantic Philanthropies that is “dedicated to bringing about lasting changes to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people”


AFL-CIO and Oregon AFL-CIO - $50,000 from Washington DC


CareOregon and Nurses United PAC (no contribution to this PAC is greater than $100)

$50.000 each

Senate Democratic Leadership Fund (PAC dedicated to elections Democrats to the Oregon Senate)


Alida Messinger Messinger is a major donor to Democratic candidates from New York


Peter Courtney for State Senate (PAC of legislator Peter Courtney) and Friends of Richard Devlin (Pac of legislator Richard Devlin)

$20,000 each

Oregon League of Conservation Voters


Mary Nolan for State Representative (PAC of legislator Mary Nolan)


Friends of Jules (PAC of legislator Jules Bailey)


Coalition for a Healthy Oregon, Christopher Findlater, John Kroger for Attorney General, Leland Larson, Opportunity PAC, Oregon Rehabilitation Association, and Oregonians for Reproductive Health

$10,000 each

Ballet Initiative Strategy Center – This is a Washington DC based group with an interest in progressive ballot measure politics


Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon


Phillip Barnhart (a legislator giving as an individual), Friends of Suzanne Bonamici (PAC of legislator Bonamici), Familycare, Inc, James Lace, Oregonians to Maintain Community Standards, UFCW Local 555 (United Food and Commercial Workers)

$5,000 each

Basic Rights Oregon


AFSCME Local 3580 PAC


Democratic Party of Oregon


Christine Vernier


Friends of Tina Kotek (PAC of legislator Tina Kotek)


Full Life, Inc


Scott Rector


Health Center PAC, Arthur Johnson, Jeffey Lang, and Linda Love

$2,000 each

Washington County Democratic Central Committee


C&E Systems, Mary Otten and PAC 483 (PAC of Laborers Union Local 483)

$1,500 each

Rural Organizing Project


William “Chip” Shields and his Senate campaign PAC


Carol Adler, Dorothy Anderson, Friends of Jeff Barker, Committee to Re-Elect Peter Buckley, Rachel Bloom, Community Provider Association of Oregon, Congregation Beth Isreal, DePaul Treatment Centers, Inc, Information Management Services Inc, International Union Painters and Allied Trades, Jack Isselmann, Jim Labbe, Linn-Benton Community College Faculty Assn, MHCC (Mt. Hood Community College) Faculty Assn MHCC (Mt. Hood Community College) Supervisory Assn, Oregon Chapter American Planning Association, Lynn Partin, George Pernsteiner, Sandra Polishuk, John Russell, Charles Tauman, Abby Tibbs, David Vernier and Kirk Walker

$1,000 each

Top Contributors Subtotal – represents 98 percent of total contributions


Miscellaneous Contributions of $100 or less – represents 1 percent of total contributions


Remaining Contributions – represents 1 percent of total contributions


Total Contributions


Based on disclosure reports filed with the Secretary of State through the morning of January 26, 2010. Figures include cash and in-kind contributions.







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