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 our meeting this Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2:00 pm at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn - in Salem. It will likely be one of the most important meetings in OFIR - PODL history. 

We will be kicking into high gear our Vote NO on Ballot Measure 88 campaign.  We will have all three of our Chief Petitioners joining us at the meeting.  Rep. Kim Thatcher, Rep. Sal Esquivel and Rick LaMountain.

We will bring everyone up-to-date on what the campaign has accomplished to date and what we still need to do to be certain we WIN BIG in November.  Yard signs will be available for you to take home and display to help spread the word.  Ask your friends and neighbors if they would like you to pick one up for them, too - if they can't attend the meeting.

And there's more! 

Derek Hernandez, Vice President, Western Region, National Border Patrol Council from San Diego, will be our very special guest speaker.  He will connect the dots between the crisis on the border and the attraction of a state issued ID - like a driver card.  There will be time for your related questions, too!  Derek is an endorser of the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses campaign - and has written a Voter Pamphlet Statement in opposition to Ballot Measure 88.

Right after the meeting - we plan to hold a 10 minute rally out on Mission Street to wave our NO on Ballot Measure 88 signs.  If you have American flags you can bring along to wave - please do so!




The Marion County Republicans will meet this evening.  On the agenda - Ballot Measure 88!  Every Marion County Repubican is invited to attend!
September 18, 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
Peoples Church - Rooms A & B
4500 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305




Cynthia Kendoll - Oregonians For Immigration Reform President will be on the Oregon Liberty Coalition's conference call Monday at noon. She will give the highlights of her trip to Federation for Immigration Reform's (FAIR) Border Summit in El Paso, Texas last weekend.

Representative Sal Esquivel from Medford and Sheriff Ken Matlack from Morrow County also represented Oregon at the 3 day event.

Contact Bob Sowdon of the Cottage Grove 912 Project for more information about the OLC.








This evening at the Airport Shilo Inn at 6:30pm - the Multnomah County Republican Central Committee members will meet to hear Cynthia Kendoll - Authorized Agent for the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses campaign as she de-bunks misinformation regarding Ballot Measure 88 and issuing driver cards to people in the US illegally. 

Vote NO on Ballot Measure 88 


For all of our Deschutes County and Central Oregon friends - please plan to attend the Burgers and Politics event at Crooked River Ranch this coming Saturday.  Protect Oregon Driver Licenses will be hosting a booth stocked with information about the NO on Ballot Measure 88 campaign. 

Our new campaign yard signs will be available at our booth for you to take home when you leave. 

Help us spread the word to every corner of the state - Vote NO on Ballot Measure 88 - Vote NO in NOvember!

Our $5,000 matching grant is almost fulfilled - will you be the one to put us over the top? A dollar for dollar matching grant will help us with our campaign expenses. Toss a buck or two in the box - PODL would really appreciate your help!




Mike Nearman - candidate for Oregon House District 23 will be volunteering in the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses booth at the Oregon State Fair Sunday from 2 - 6pm.

Drop by and meet him the PODL booth is located in Columbia Hall - next to the Traeger Grill guys. 

This will be a great opportunity to ask Mike any questions you might have about Ballot Measure 88.  Remember to Vote NO in NOvember.  Vote NO on 88!



Please plan to stop by the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses booth at the Oregon State fair and located in Columbia Hall.  Representative Kim Thatcher will be volunteering in our booth from 10am - 1:30pm. 

Representative Kim Thatcher jumped at the opportunity to help concerned citizens across the state when she agreed to be a Chief Petitioner on the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizen's veto referendum.  Her support - along with that of Representative Sal Esquivel and many others who have endorsed our referendum have been a great support to our efforts to overturn SB 833 - the new law granting state issued ID - in the form of a driver card - to those who can't prove legal presence in our country. 

Please take the time to thank her for all she has done and continues to do for Oregon!


Candidate Greg Barreto, running for State representative - HD 58, will be volunteering in the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses booth at the State Fair this afternoon. Drop by and say hello to Greg and his wife Chris from 4 - 6pm. You'll find us in Columbia Hall.



The Protect Oregon Driver Licenses campaign will host a booth at the Oregon State Fair which is opening Friday, August 22, and continuing through Monday, September 1 (Labor Day).

We’ll be inside this year, in the Columbia Hall building, immediately adjacent to the 17th Street entrance to the Fairgrounds.  Please drop by the PODL booth (Booth #303), say hi and introduce yourselves. 

We'll have informational literature about the PODL campaign to distribute to visitors and will be happy to answer questions or discuss issues.

By Monday, we hope to have yard signs available, too.  You can pick one up for your yard as you head home from the Fair.

Hours:  Mon-Thur: 10:00 am 10:00 pm;  Sunday, August 24: 10:00 am 10:00 pm;  Fri-Sun (except August 24): 10:00 am 11:00 pm

Please visit the Fair’s website, http://oregonstatefair.org/, for general information about the Fair including a downloadable pdf map of Fairgrounds.  The website also contains driving and parking directions, admission fees, descriptions of educational exhibits and entertainment events. 

We'll see you at the Fair!



Contributions to the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses matching grant offered by a generous donor are picking up.  If you have not yet made a contribution, we urge you to do so.  If you have already contributed - thank you.  Would you consider contributing again?  Remember - every dollar donated is matched dollar for dollar - up to $5,000 total!

Our campaign is up against BIG money, and a coalition of organizations that profit from the presence of illegal aliens in our state. 

The coalition has as of August 8, 2014 raised $102,526.93 from eleven different groups

- ACLU of Oregon contributed $2,500.00;
- Basic Rights Oregon contributed $10,000.00;
- CAUSA of Oregon contributed $22,134.00;
- Northwest Health Foundation contributed $10,000.00;
- ORLPAC (193) Restaurant, Lodging & Hospitality Industry contributed $2,500.00;
- Oregon Nurseries Political Action Committee (175) contributed $10,000.00;
- Oregon Voice contributed $18,569.00;
- PCUN Pineros Y. Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Inc contributed $2,500.00;
- SEIU 49 Committee on Political Education (4213) contributed $10,000.00;
- SEIU Local 503 contributed $10,000.00;
- The Bus Project contributed $4,323.93.

Total Contributions: $102,526.93