OFIR Alerts and Updates
Welcome to the "what's hot" news and alerts section. This section includes important OFIR action alerts and informational updates that have been sent out in the recent past, as well as hot news items.
Plan to attend one of these meetings in early January.
Upcoming Town Hall Meetings
Jan 2 2015 10:00AM
Deschutes County Services Building – Barnes/Sawyer Rooms
1300 NW Wall
Jan 3 2015 11:00AM
15300 SE Minuteman Way
Jan 3 2015 2:30PM
PCC Southeast Campus
2305 SE 82nd and Division
Jan 4 2015 1:00PM
Marion County Courthouse
555 Court St. NE
Jan 4 2015 4:00PM
Beaverton City Library (Main Branch) – Auditorium
12375 SW 5th St
Jan 5 2015 10:00AM
Philomath High School – Auditorium
2054 Applegate St
Jan 5 2015 2:00PM
Sheldon High School – Auditorium
2455 Willakenzie Rd
Last night, Congressional Leaders unveiled a $1 trillion spending bill (a.k.a. "CRomnibus") that they hope to pass before the end of the week. As currently written, the bill will fully fund Pres. Obama's executive amnesty and work permits for 5 million illegal aliens.
The powerful House Rules Committee will set the rules for debate for the bill later today, setting up a likely floor vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow.
We need your urgent phone calls to your U.S. Representative Schrader - telling him to executive actions.oppose the CRomnibus unless it defunds Pres. Obama's
Call the Capitol Switchboard and ask for Rep. Schrader at 202-224-3121 or call his regional offices here in Oregon - Salem office: T (503) 588-9100 or the Oregon City office: T (503) 557-1324.
This is it - we have just today, Wednesday and Thursday before Congress adjourns for the holidays, to swamp Congress with calls - raise the roof, beat the drum and clang the bell. This is a 5 alarm alert that needs your immediate attention.
Please - as you are busy preparing for the upcoming Christmas season, take just a few minutes out of your busy day and call each one of the Congress members listed.
Tell them the election of 2014 was a powerful warning - Americans do NOT support what President Obama is attempting to do by granting amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens.
Despite the President’s claim that his actions are not an amnesty, they will result in green cards and citizenship for many of the 5 million illegal aliens covered by his orders. Congress must act immediately to stop these lawless executive actions. Your voice is critical.
Tell them to DEFUND NOW any executive actions to reward illegal entry into our country.
You can call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell the operator which legislator you wish to speak to, or you can call members directly at the following numbers.
Please call these members of the House of Representatives:
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23) - 202-225-4000
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA25) 202-225-1956
Rep. John Campbell (R-CA45) 202-225-5611
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA6) 202-225-3901
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA6) 202-225-5431
Please call these Senators: There is NO reason that these vulnerable Democrats should not feel the heat, as well. Call them and tell them they may very well LOSE their seats in 2016 if they don't DEFUND Obama's Executive order. Call today!
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) - (202) 224-2043
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) - (202) 224-6154
Senator John Tester (D-Montana) - (202) 224-2644
Senator Angus King (I-Maine) - (202) 224-5344
Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) (202) 224-3954
Reject any long-term omnibus spending bill that takes away your ability to stop an executive amnesty early next year.
HERE'S THE DIRE DANGER WE ARE IN
...when our staff and the staff of our allies in Congress look at the words of the Republican leaders -- particularly of Senate Minority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Boehner -- they fail to find any promise to take away all funding from Pres. Obama to carry out his executive amnesty.
Right now, it looks like the GOP leaders are prepared to make political hay in vocally opposing the President. But they also are planning to take away the ability of Congress to defund his actions.
Yes, you read that right. Outrageous. But we have no reason to believe otherwise at this moment. Surely you won't let them get away with that.
How would Sen. McConnell and Speaker Boehner do it?
By allowing passage of an omnibus spending bill over the next few weeks that would fund the government through next September. During that time, opponents of amnesty would lose the one tool that is available to them to stop President Obama's amnesty before millions more illegal aliens get work permits.
You can call 1-866-220-0044 and ask to be connected with any Congressman - the operator will ring you through.
OFIR and PODL members, supporters and friends, we have all worked so very hard to defeat Ballot Measure 88. Congratulations to all of you!
Please plan to join us for our next OFIR general membership meeting is Saturday, December 6th - 2:00 pm, Salem.
We will have a victory celebration, a very special guest speaker and our annual Christmas Party - all at one very special meeting!
Please - invite someone NEW to come to the meeting with you! We have worked hard and earned a tremendous amount of respect and notoriety from citizen's across the state and from coast to coast. Now is the time to grow interest in OFIR and the work we do.
Mark your calendar: Saturday, December 6th at 2:00pm. We will meet at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn - across from Costco in Salem, OR.
Please bring your favorite holiday finger food snack to share with the group. Beverages will be provided!
Oregon voters, by a 2 to 1 margin, said NO to state issued ID - in the form of driver cards - to people in our country illegally.
It's been reported that more people voted NO on 88 than voted on any other issue or for any other candidate in Oregon. Read more about Ballot Measure 88's demise.
The Secretary of State’s Elections Calendar for November 4 says: “Official drop sites open 8 hours or more and until 8 PM for depositing cast ballots. County Clerk’s office open 7 AM - 8 PM for issuing and depositing ballots.”
Want to find a drop site near you? You can visit http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/ and see an interactive map showing ballot drop box locations all over Oregon.
Candidate Tootie Smith sent out a list of links to drop box locations in the following counties. If you live in any of these counties, you can click on name of the county and get a list of locations for drop boxes in that county.
Most other county government websites also list locations of drop boxes in that county. You might enter in an internet search box, the name of your county and state, and when you see the homepage for the county government, use their search box to enter the term ballot drop sites, or browse the Elections section. For example,
Yamhill County, http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/ballot-drop-sites
OFIR has now added to the website a section on candidates in the Nov. 4 general election. Please visit it to see the latest information on candidates’ positions on benefits to illegal aliens, use of E-Verify, and related issues. Click here: http://www.oregonir.org/immigration-topics/2014-general-election.
Salem City Club Luncheon
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
Ballot Measure 88
Debate: Should Oregon Voters Approve Alternative Driver Cards for Those Who Cannot Prove
Legal Presence in the United States?
Cynthia Kendoll - Authorized Agent for Protect Oregon Driver Licenses will be representing the NO on 88 position.
Representing YES on 88 will be Matt Swanson of SEIU
Doors Open at 11:15
Noon - Friday, October 24, 2014
Wednesday at Noon on the week of the program