OFIR Alerts and Updates
Alot has happened since OFIR's last meeting. We have reason to be optimistic for what the future may hold regarding enforcement of our immigration laws.
Plan to attend OFIR"s meeting this Saturday, January 14 at from 2 - 4pm.
We will talk about the 2016 election results and how they will impact us nationally and here in Oregon.
The Oregon Legislature will open their 2017 session next month. We'll talk about the new legislation OFIR is proposing and also the likely oppositions legislation we will be tracking.
OFIR President, Cynthia Kendoll will share photos and experiences about her week long exploration of the northeast US / Canadian border with Center for Immigration Studies.
We have a packed agenda! Invite a friend and learn what you can do to get involved in 2017!
Attendance is free and there is plenty of free parking!
On Election Day, American immigration patriots won a remarkable victory.
And thanks to our state's generous political tax credit -- explained below -- you can help amplify that victory right here in Oregon.
First, though, consider what we've achieved. For the first time in years, we will have a friend rather than a foe in the White House -- a presidential administration whose immigration policies will put the interests of Americans, and not illegal aliens, first.
President-elect Trump has pledged to secure our border and end the disastrous "catch and release" policy that has unleashed criminal aliens inside our country.
He has vowed to reverse the Obama executive orders that have given de facto amnesties to millions of illegal aliens.
And he'll work to push through Congress a law that will require employers, via E-Verify, to vet their new hires for proof of legal U.S. presence.
In short, he has pledged to take the actions that we at OFIR have urged on our leaders for years -- and worked hard to achieve at the state and local levels.
With your help, OFIR will continue that work -- to, among other things, repeal Oregon's illegal-alien sanctuary law, keep driver licenses out of the hands of illegal aliens, and assure that only U.S. citizens in Oregon register to vote.
But to pursue these goals, we need your financial help. And Oregon tax law gives you an easy way to provide that help without it costing you a dime if you owe Oregon income tax.
In Oregon, when filing their tax returns, taxpayers may contribute a certain portion of their state tax payment to an Oregon political action committee (PAC) -- $50 for those filing an individual return and $100 for those filing a joint return. In other words, you may elect to give money to a political action committee (PAC) that otherwise would go to the state government -- where it would be controlled by Kate Brown and the amnesty-supporting majority in the state legislature.
But here's the catch: To take that state tax credit, you must make the contribution by the end of that tax year -- no later than Dec. 31, 2016. So before then, we hope you'll write a check or make an online contribution to OFIR PAC. If contributing by check, please write the check to OFIR PAC. Contributions to OFIR are not tax-deductible. Mail checks to OFIR PAC, PO Box 7354, Salem OR 97303. Thank you!
Two years ago, by spearheading the successful charge against illegal-alien driver cards, OFIR helped set in motion the great patriotic wave that culminated on Nov. 8. We believe we've earned your trust -- and your ongoing support. During this historic time -- this new dawn for America -- help us continue our efforts with your donation today.
The map below shows state and county voting results for the 2016 election (as of November 11, 2016):
The above map is available as an interactive map showing US presidential election results by county, 1952-2016 - see the article A country divided by counties, The Economist, November 11, 2016.
Key states in the 2016 election (as of November 10, 2016):
The above chart is from the New York Times - see the article Live Presidential Forecast, New York Times.
NOTE: It's too late to MAIL your ballot. You must deliver it to an authorized, secure dropsite.
If you have not yet voted, read this one article before casting your vote:
The media takes great pride in claiming to be unbiased, all the while very obviously omitting valuable coverage of pertinent campaign information.
Breitbart chose to include the video of candidate Donald Trump's powerful speech last week in historic Gettysburg. Mainstream media had no wide spread coverage of the event.
Watch this before you mark your ballot:
To activate and educate Oregon's undecided voters in this pivotal election, OFIR has placed a billboard on a busy street somewhere in Oregon!
Can you identify the location? Go to OFIR"s Facebook page and post your idea on where the billboard is located.
To learn more about the policies of candidates regarding immigration - in races from President, Governor and Secretary of State to Congress, State Representatives and Attorney General and everything in between, visit OFIR"s Immigration Topics page - "General election 2016"
Don't forget to vote your entire ballot. Many good, well qualified candidates need your vote to win!
Join us this Saturday, October 15th for OFIR's annual Pizza and Politics event. Meet many of Oregon's best candidates that have been invited to participate in this popular event.
All candidates are welcome to attend. Candidates that would like to speak to the group, must confirm their attendance with OFIR prior to the meeting by calling 503.435.0141.
Candidates, please bring campaign literature, lawn signs, bumper stickers etc. for distribution to interested OFIR members.
We look forward to seeing you at Pizza and Politics - Saturday, October 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn - across from Costco in Salem, OR.
Invite a friend to come along and join us for slice of Pizza and Politics!
Cynthia Kendoll, President of Oregonians for Immigration Reform will be the featured speaker at an upcoming meeting of the South West Corridor GOP in King City, OR, Wednesday evening, October 12th.
The upcoming elections are looming and decisions that will impact the future of our state and our country hang in the balance. Never before has immigration played such a pivotal role in an election.
Plan to attend and learn how Oregon's and our nation's immigration policies will impact you - and your children's future.
Several candidates will also attend - and you'll learn more about upcoming ballot measures, too.
The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the King City Civic Association Club House, 15245 SW 116th Street, King City, OR
Come at 6:30pm to enjoy sandwiches and cookies. The meeting starts at 7:00pm
If you haven't paid a visit to the annual Oregon State Fair, Monday will be your last chance! The weather is supposed to be perfect!
Plan to stop by the OFIR booth, located in the Jackman Long building. We've hosted some very special guests!
We hope to see you there!