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.

2014-11-25

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!

Dr. Stephen Steinlight - Senior Policy Analyst, will be our very special guest speaker from Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  
 
Dr. Steinlight will be speaking about: "The Plot Against America: Obama's Post - American Immigration Scheme".

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!

2014-11-14
The America we know is being threatened - by President Obama, who has promised to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens as soon as next week.
 
Obama's actions range from deliberate non-enforcement of immigration laws, to DACA via executive fiat, to promising to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. These are not the actions of a weak and distracted administration. Indeed, they are deliberate, calculated actions based on an explicit agenda of "fundamentally transforming the United States" into a dependent immigrant class... who vote Democratic.
 
From NumbersUSA:
 
Don't give away your power of the purse to defund amnesty.  Insist on a SHORT-TERM SPENDING BILL.

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.

 
Don't give away your power of the purse to de-fund amnesty.  Insist on a SHORT-TERM SPENDING BILL.
 
Please call Rep. Greg Walden's DC office at (202) 225-6730 on Monday.

You can call 1-866-220-0044 and ask to be connected with any Congressman - the operator will ring you through.

 

2014-11-05

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.
 

2014-11-02

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.
Lincoln County
Tillamook County
Polk County
Marion County
Clackamas County
Multnomah 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

Washington County, http://www.co.washington.or.us/AssessmentTaxation/Elections/CurrentElection/current-ballot-drop-sites.cfm

Jackson County, http://jacksoncountyor.org/clerk/Elections/Upcoming-Current-Elections/General-Primary-Elections/ArtMID/5084/ArticleID/1095/Official-Drop-Site-Locations

2014-10-27

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.

2014-10-22

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

Register by
Wednesday at Noon on the week of the program

More information.

 

 

2014-10-22

Sunday, October 26 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm Protect Oregon Driver Licenses Authorized Agent - Cynthia Kendoll will be a guest on AM1010 KOOR http://russianradio7.com/  

Ballot Measure 88 will be the topic of discussion - please tune in!

2014-10-22
Protect Oregon Driver Licenses has been invited to participate in a Ballot Measure review this Thursday evening, October 23 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm in Eugene.

Temple Beth Israel will be hosting the event which will be at 1175 E. 29th Avenue in Eugene. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Before you fill out your ballot, join the conversation and learn more about three of the ballot measures. Ballot Measure's 88 (driver cards), 90 (top 2 primary) and 92 (GMO labeling) will be discussed.

Cynthia Kendoll - Authorized Agent for the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses campaign will be encouraging a NO vote on ballot measure 88. 

2014-10-15

Oregon Voters' Digest will host Jim Ludwick and Cynthia Kendoll from the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses - No on 88 campaign.

Tune in to learn the latest about the campaign to overturn a bill granting driver cards to those who can't prove they are legally present in the United States.

Recent revelations are revealing holes in the oppositions campaign mantra - including the statement that driver cards can't be used to board an airplane.  The TSA released a comment stating that driver cards are an acceptable form of identification to baord and airplane.

Tune in:  Bruce Broussard’s Oregon Voters’ Digest, Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4:00PM, Comcast Channel 11.

2014-10-08

OFIR President and the Authorized Agent for the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizen's veto referendum, Cynthia Kendoll, has been invited to speak at the 38th Writer's Workshop in Arlington, VA this weekend.

Nationwide, Oregon is the only state to have the opportunity to vote on the driver card issue and the only state with an immigration issue on the ballot in the upcoming November election. Leaders across the country are interested in our efforts and our great chances for success and will work to stop such legislation from proceeding in other states.

Cynthia will be joining Roy Beck (NumbersUSA), Leon Kolankiewicz (Californians for Population Stabilization), Anne Manetas (NumbersUSA) Peter Kirsanow (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights), Hans von Spakovsky, (Heritage Foundation), Brandon Darby (Managing Editor: Breitbart Texas and many other notable speakers and immigration leaders. 

Cynthia is honored to be invited to participate and looks forward to sharing our Oregon story.

 

 

 

 

 

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