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.

October 22, 2014

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.



October 22, 2014

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!

October 15, 2014

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.

October 8, 2014

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.






October 2, 2014

It all ends when the ballots are counted - all the door-knocking, the meetings, the coffees and neighborhood events.  Let's be absolutely certain that only registered voters are allowed to vote and that all those who voted - are actually counted!  Learn the ins and outs of election law.  Get involved and register today!

Election Observation Training Conference

The People’s Church
4500 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97315

This Saturday - October 4, 2014  10:00am - 4:00pm

Special Guest: Jim Williams
Oregon State’s Election Director

Join citizens from around the state to learn more about the observation of elections.

Hear about the differences in other counties, see what is working to observe the election process.  Learn about the Oregon election laws and your opportunity to observe the process as citizen witnesses.  Get equipped with information for your local organization to help you be more effective in your county.

Conference is FREE! Register at Eventbrite “Election Observation Training”

Check in and Registration starts at 9:30 and the Conference begins at 10:00 AM

Questions or to register by phone or email:  Janice Dysinger - janice@dysinger.info . . . 503-757-0670

Sack lunches will be available from a local business or you can bring your own lunch. Coffee and Water will be provided.

Conference is organized by informal group of citizens at www.ElectionOregon.com , who promote election integrity


October 1, 2014

The League of Women Voters of Linn County, along with the Albany chapter of the AAUW, will be holding a ballot-measures forum, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Albany Public Library. Proponents and opponents will discuss Measure 88, on driver licenses for those who can’t prove legal residence...

Most of the evening will be devoted to questions from the audience.

If you live in the area - we encourage you to attend and participate.  Ask questions such as:

1.) Aren't we simply rewarding illegal behavior by issuing a driver card to people illegally in the country?

2.) Why should we issue driver cards so that people here illegally can more easily get to their jobs - it's illegal for them to work here, too - and they are taking jobs that 140,000 unemployed Oregonians would like to have.

3.) Isn't it true that the real motive behind the driver card is to legitimize the presence of people in the country illegally -  giving them a state issued ID and therefore providing a breeder document to open bank accounts, rent an apartment or perhaps, according to the TSA website - even board a plane?

4.) Isn't it true that a person in the country illegally can borrow a friends car (that has insurance), take a written and driving test, and walk away with a state issued ID - in the form of a driver card and NEVER purchase car insurance?  Insurance goes with the vehicle NOT the person - isn't that correct?

As frustrating as this is, always be polite and respectful - we gain no ground when we behave otherwise.

September 23, 2014

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!




September 18, 2014

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.







September 18, 2014
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



September 15, 2014

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