Anti-driver's card rally lines up along Mission Street SE

Article author: 
Joce DeWitt
Article publisher: 
Statesman Journal
Article date: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Article category: 
Oregon Issues
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Members and supporters of Oregonians for Immigration Reform lined the sidewalk of busy Mission Street SE on Saturday holding signs to encourage people to vote against Ballot Measure 88.

OFIR president Cynthia Kendoll said that it was meant to be a brief reminder to the public to vote "no" on the measure, or the Oregon Alternative Driver Licenses Referendum.

"Measure 88 is the citizen's veto referendum to overturn the Senate Bill 833 which gives driver's cards to people in the country illegally," Kendoll said.

Saturday brought a good turnout, much like Kendoll was expecting.

Prior to the rally, the group met at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn for a meeting and to hear from speaker Derek Hernandez, vice president of the western region of the National Border Patrol Council. The council is a union that represents non-supervisory border patrol agents.

"We don't query people on why they're here but we have great participation and we're really happy about that," Kendoll said.