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.
How often does an awesome win – win opportunity come your way? You can help your favorite Oregon Political Action Committee and it won't cost you a dime! But, you must hurry – this opportunity ends December 31, 2013.
Oregon residents can make a contribution to one Oregon Political Action Committee per year. Through Oregon's political tax credit, married couples filing joint Oregon Income Tax Returns receive a dollar for dollar credit of up to $100 - (it's $50 for singles and married couples filing separately) - for contributions to a Political Action Committee like OFIR PAC.
This is not a tax deduction but a credit. If you owe money on your tax return, you would owe $100 less. Of course, you may contribute in excess of the deductible amount, and we encourage you to do so, but you may only deduct the allowable limit.
The choice is yours - you can do nothing and let the government take that money and do what they do best. Better yet, you can send your contribution to OFIR PAC and let us put it to work for you in the fight against illegal immigration here in Oregon and across the country.
The New Year promises to bring a new fight in the continuous effort by Congress to pass a mass amnesty bill. Active, grassroots organizations like OFIR have been successful in stopping any bills from getting through Congress again this year. Contributions from our members have kept us involved and in the fight.
OFIR has become one of the most active immigration groups in the country.
Please send your PAC contribution to:
P.O. Box 7354
Salem, OR 97303
For even greater convenience, you can contribute online at: http://www.oregonir.org/donate-ofir
You know how OFIR will squeeze every dime out of your contribution! We have an all volunteer Board and incredible members who volunteer their time and talents to OFIR!
If you have not yet taken advantage of this unique opportunity, please do so before the end of the year so that you can get credit for your OFIR PAC contribution against any taxes you owe in 2013. Don't miss out - it's a win – win for everyone!
The holiday season is when some of the dirtiest tricks in Congress are played on the American public - they hope you aren't paying attention and are too busy thinking about Christmas shopping and holiday parties.
Congress has just nine work days left in 2013 and many American loyalists are heartened by the white flags being raised by illegal alien amnesty supporters, indicating that "immigration reform" amnesty will not take place in 2013. DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT!
Now is not the time for us to relax, let down our guard, and start slapping each other on the back in congratulations. Now is the time for us to focus, intensify, and advance on the white flags of our illegal alien invasion and amnesty supporting opponents.
We need to prepare for the possibility that the white flags we see are subterfuge designed to put American defenders at ease in order to pass amnesty rapidly without as much public backlash, or to try to diffuse the growing backlash the GOP will face in the 2014 primaries.
In 2013 Americans were terribly defeated when the Senate passed amnesty. Now the House version of the Senate bill has over 190 sponsors including at least 3 Republicans! They only need about 20 more votes to pass amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens to Obama's desk.
Illegal alien amnesty disguised as "immigration reform" is the coup de grace to America. Sure, they will keep the name America for awhile, but those of us loyal to the traditions, heritage, and principles that made America great will be buried beneath an unending wave of humanity that does not share our beliefs and that is coming to take every thing of value they can take from us. They will come in such great numbers until America becomes the same kind of hell hole many illegal aliens are already fleeing.
American activists need to increase our activism and make a major move against amnesty during these final legislative days of 2013!
Pick up the phone or send an email to your Congressman today. Remind them who they are working for and what they need to do. They need to hear from YOU!
As the busy holiday season approaches, please mark you calendar and plan to attend the upcoming OFIR meeting Saturday, December 7 at 2:00pm.
Susan Tully - National Field Representative from FAIR will be traveling from Washington DC and will be our very special guest . She will be joining us to help celebrate our success with the SB 833 referendum petition drive.
Susan will also speak about the looming threat of an amnesty bill in Congress. The House of Representatives currently has the hot potato in their court and your Reps. need to hear from you - NO amnesty, NO conference (a sneaky way to hand the bill back to the senate), NO way. As always, when you contact your Congressman, be respectful, firm, brief and to the point. Remind them that you are a registered voter and will work hard to have them voted out of office if they betray American citizens with a massive amnesty bill.
Please, invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to this year end holiday celebration. Bring a sweet or savory treat to share (finger food only, please). OFIR will provide paper plates, napkins and drinks.
NOTE: A slate of officers will be presented to OFIR members on which to vote for the 2014-2015 OFIR Board.
Jim will talk about the successful referendum drive to force a vote on Senate Bill 833. There will be a question and answer time following his speech.
What: Executive Club meeting.
Subject: SB 833 referendum campaign.
When: 7:00 pm. Wednesday, November 6. (If you want dinner - come at 6:30).
Where: Shilo Inn Portland
11707 Northeast Airport Way, near the Portland Airport.
The referendum campaign to overturn Senate Bill 833 was a wonderful exercise in citizenship. People from all over Oregon went out in public and collected over 75,000 signatures. Contrast that with how Senate Bill 833 was pushed through the 2013 Oregon Legislature. It was conceived in secret behind closed doors by a select group of people who have as an agenda to diminish the value of American citizenship. It was rushed through the legislature without a hearing by any House committee.
Because of our successful referendum campaign there will be a public debate on whether or not giving an official state driver privilege card to illegal aliens is a good or bad policy.
11707 Northeast Airport Way, Portland
Bring a friend! ~~ $20 buffet option ~~ no host bar
And of course, the cigar room, afterward
The Polk County Republican Women will meet Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30am at the Oak Knoll Golf Course on Hwy. 22 - west of Salem.
Cynthia is the Authorized Agent of Protect Oregon Driver Licenses and will talk about the secret, behind closed doors history of SB 833 - the new law giving state issued ID in the form of driver privilege cards to illegal aliens in our state. She will explain democracy in action with the successful referendum petition drive to force a vote of the people on the new law next November. There will be plenty of time for your questions. Cynthia will also bring us up to speed on the looming amnesty push in Congress and what you can do to help stop it.
Please plan to attend Representative Kurt Schrader's upcoming Townhall meetings when he visits a town near you next week. Ask him why he continues to support the S 744 the massive amnesty bill? Doesn't he care about the nearly 16% unemployment rate here in Oregon? How would an amnesty help that? Ask him!
Invite a friend or neighbor to join you. Remember - he works for YOU!
If you get a response, or he says anything about the immigration issue, jobs or anything else - please tell OFIR about it - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Town Hall
945 SE Jefferson St, Dallas 97338
Newport Town Hall
Pacific City Town Hall
OFIR and PODL would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers, donors and supporters that helped us throughout the summer as we worked diligently on the referendum petition to get SB 833 on the ballot. Our success is sweet!
Now, we take a deep breath and begin preparing for the upcoming campaign. We hope that each and every one of you will, once again, be by our side as we head toward the November 2014 election.
The Protect Oregon Driver License website will be going through a metamorphosis over the next few weeks as it transforms from a signature gathering website into a campaign website loaded with ideas about how you can help with the upcoming campaign.
OFIR and PODL extends a great big thank you to Fred Elbel, our talented web designer.
The PODL website generated more single signer signature sheets than any initiative or referendum campaign in Oregon history. We collected over 10,700 e-sheets just from our website.
OFIR/PODL is thrilled to announce that the referendum petition to place SB 833 on the November 2014 ballot has been approved by the Secretary of State's office.
A great big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to gather signatures. we certainly couldn't have done it without you!
Read about the SB 833 referendum petition approval.
Protect Oregon Driver Licenses has submitted 71,000 signatures (58,142 were required) by the deadline of October 4. The referendum petition #301, if approved, will place the new law granting driver cards to illegal aliens on the ballot in the November 2014 election.
The Secretary of State's office has 30 days to scrutinize the signatures for validity and to be certain that all signature sheets are signed, numbered properly and have no mistakes. It is tedious work and PODL appreciates the professionalism and willingness to answer the questions of those observing the procedure.
Starting Thursday, we will begin the final phase of the approval process. Please watch for updates. As soon as we have confirmation that the referendum has been approved, we will post the good news.