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At the State Fair Sunday - candidate Mike Nearman

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August 30, 2014
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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!


Rep. Kim Thatcher to Volunteer in PODL booth

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August 26, 2014
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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!

Thank you for "making" our argument

The Oregonian's August 23, 2014 Guest Opinion, 'Oregonians should support driver card measure'  by Juan Carlos Valle clearly spelled out every reason Oregonians should not support the ballot measure and Vote NO on Ballot Measure 88.

Take a moment to read some of the 130+ comments and you'll discover that Mr. Valle didn't make a very convincing case.

Let me address just a few of the key points of the piece:

"Driving to work in order to feed your family is a privilege" - by reading through the comments, one quickly realizes that Oregonians don't think people who pick and choose which of our laws to obey and which to break, should be given even more privileges - like a driver card.

"We risk our lives by driving to a place of employment" - again, Mr. Valle points out that illegal aliens choose to break two laws at the same time.  It's against the law for those illegally in our country to also work in our country and it is illegal for them to drive to those jobs, or anywhere else.  Yet, they do both. 

 "...(SB 833) gave hope to hundreds of individuals across Oregon" - I think this must be a typo because thousands will likely apply for driver cards if Ballot Measure 88 is not defeated.

"...this measure could generate revenue of $5.3 million in 2013-15 and $2.7 million in 2015-17 to the state DMV" - If only hundreds are applying, as Mr. Valle indicates, how will the DMV generate millions of dollars?  Should our laws be for sale to the highest revenue generator?

"We cannot continue to deny driver licenses to individuals who might be here without proper documentation" - Yes, we can. Vote NO on Ballot Measure 88. Vote NO in November!

A few sidenotes:

1.)  New Mexico, under extreme pressure from special interest groups (just like here in Oregon) and suffering with one of the highest uninsured driver rates in the country, in 2003 passed a law granting driver licenses to illegal aliens.  Eleven years and 80,000 driver licenses to illegal aliens later, they still suffer with one of the highest uninsured driver rates in the country. The argument that insurance will now be purchased is the straw man for putting a state issued ID in the hands of people in our country illegally.

2.)  Find out who is really behind the driver card bill.  Since when has the SEIU, ACLU, Oregon Association of Nurseries and others been so concerned about your public safety?  Only when their illegal workforce is inconvenienced with not being able to get a driver card.
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Sunday - Candidate Greg Barreto to volunteer for PODL at State Fair

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August 24, 2014
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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.


It's FAIR time!

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August 21, 2014
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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,, 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!


Find out who's behind the campaign for driver cards for illegal aliens

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August 14, 2014
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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

Redmond Patriots to welcome OFIR President

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August 10, 2014
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For all our OFIR and PODL friends in the Bend and Redmond area - please plan to attend the upcoming Redmond Patriots meeting.  OFIR President and Authorized Agent of the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizens veto referendum Cynthia Kendoll will be the featured speaker of the evening.

Date: Monday, August 11  Time: 6pm

Location: Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland Ave., Redmond OR            


OFIR President to address Salem 9-12 group

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August 5, 2014
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From the Salem 9-12 meeting announcement:

With the recent crisis on the border, with thousands of unaccompanied minors coming over in floods, with our government turning a blind eye and literally hiding their actions from public scrutiny, it's more important than ever for us to not turn a blind eye ourselves. We need to be aware of how Illegal Immigration is being addressed here in Oregon.

Salem 912 Project
Friday August 8 - 6:30 pm
Scottish Rite Center
4090 Commercial St SE
Salem, Oregon

Our guest speaker will be Cynthia Kendoll, from Oregonians for Immigration Reform. She will speak to us about the upcoming Ballot Measure 88 - Protect Oregon Driver Licenses referendum, as well as the recent nation-wide invasions and what we can do here in Oregon. If we don't stand up here, we might as well sit and turn that blind eye.

Cynthia Kendoll is President of Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR), Authorized Agent and Statewide Campaign manager for the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses (PODL) citizen's veto referendum and an Advisory Board member of Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform (CAIRCO).

Ongoing efforts to stay up-to-date with what's happening regarding immigration issues takes Cynthia to our southern border for the third time this September to attend National Sheriffs Border School and often to Washington DC to lobby Congress and meet with National immigration group leaders. In October, she will be a keynote speaker at a conference in DC.

For the past 14 months, Cynthia spearheaded the efforts to overturn SB 833 - the bill granting state issued ID - in the form of driver cards - to illegal aliens. Running a successful citizens veto referendum and now working toward the upcoming election campaign fills all of Cynthia's time.

Cynthia Kendoll

Authorized Agent and Statewide Campaign Manager - Protect Oregon Driver Licenses http ://

President - Oregonians for Immigration Reform

Advisory Board - Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform -

Cynthia Kendoll, PODL Authorized Agent to be featured guest on the Oregon PCP News Tele-Town Hall

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August 1, 2014
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On Saturday, August 2nd at 9:00am, Cynthia Kendoll will be the featured guest on the Oregon PCP News Tele-Town Hall.

Join the conversation and learn why Oregon voters should VOTE NO on Ballot Measure 88 to reject the new law granting state issued ID in the form of driver cards, to illegal aliens.

Cynthia, OFIR President and Protect Oregon Driver Licenses Authorized Agent and Statewide Campaign Manager, will answer your questions about the myriad of issues surrounding the issuance of driver cards to those who can't prove they are legally present in the country. Find out who is behind the push to attract even more illegal aliens to Oregon, as well.

To participate in the tele-town hall, you must pre-register. Please join us, learn more and get your questions answered, too.

You must pre-register to participate.

Citizen activists and educated voters will be the deciding factor in our success in November! Remember to Vote NO on Ballot Measure 88.  Pass it on...


In political sea change, immigrants in the US illegally can get driver's licenses in Colorado

DENVER — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.

Now, thousands of immigrants are waiting to get cards they hope will add a degree of legitimacy to their residency...

Last year, Colorado was among eight states that passed laws allowing identification documents for people in the country illegally. Two of those states, Illinois and Nevada, have already started issuing the documents. California plans to start in January....

"It's going to help us so that, for example, we're not put in the hands of immigration officials, so police don't view us as if we were criminals," she said in an interview in Spanish. "I think it's going to give us a valid identification to show police."...

The documents must be renewed every three years, and the cards will be marked to say they can't be used for voting or to obtain federal benefits.

In Oregon, one of the eight states that passed a driver's license legislation last year, opponents collected enough signatures to put the law on hold and ask voters in November whether it should be implemented.

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