Oregon Legislature

A novel approach to get petition signatures: the drive-through

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2013-08-23
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A group dedicated to overturning a new Oregon law that grants driver-privilege cards to people without conventional documentation has come up with a quick way to gather petition signatures.

It’s encouraging motorists to participate in drive-through democracy.

“You don’t even need to get out of your car,” said Jim Ludwick, the group’s communications director. “Just drive up, sign the petition and drive away.”

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Drive-thru signature gathering event Friday, Agust 23

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2013-08-22
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If you haven't had the opportunity to sign the referendum petition to overturn SB833 - the new law giving driver privilege cards to people in the country illegally - it doesn't get any easier than this.  Just drive up, sign the petition and drive away.  You don't even need to get out of your car!

Protect Oregon Driver Licenses will be hosting a DRIVE-THRU signature gathering event this FRIDAY, August 23, from 12 noon until 8:00pm in the parking lot at Market St. and Savage Rd., just west of the freeway at exit 213. Watch for the signs guiding you in.

Volunteers will be available if you have any questions, or if you would like to pick up supplies so that you can collect signatures of your friends, neighbors and family members, too. The deadline of October 4th is rapidly approaching and we need 58,142 valid signatures.

PODL will also be hosting a booth at the Oregon State Fair - just outside the southeast corner of the Columbia Exhibit Hall. Please drop by and say hello!

 

 


 

Beaverton police arrest man allegedly transporting 7 pounds of

A traffic stop Saturday afternoon led to an arrest of a 30-year-old man allegedly carrying seven pounds of methamphetamine through Beaverton.

Jose Ortiz-Ledezma, from Mexico, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, and manufacturing of a controlled substance, according to Beaverton police. He is being held at the Washington County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
 

Jose Ortiz-Ledezma  - ICE HOLD

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5 views on immigration reform, Oregon 'driver cards'


Members of Congress may be away from the nation's capital during their August recess, but that doesn't mean the debate about federal immigration debate has simmered down.

Same goes for the Oregon Legislature, which adjourned last month, leaving in its wake strong feelings about a new law authorizing undocumented immigrants to obtain Oregon driver cards.

In recent days, a variety of guest columnists have weighed in on the issues.

Read the complete article.

Is your city or town represented?

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2013-08-18
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Protect Oregon Driver Licenses has just six weeks left to collect the signatures we need to get on the ballot and overturn SB 833 - the new law giving driver privilege cards to illegal aliens.  Below is a list of cities and towns whose residents have requested signature gathering supplies to help us succeed.  If your town isn't on the list then perhaps you should call and request supplies, too!

We would love to see every city and town in the state represented in this fight to overturn this harmful legislation.  Go to: www.ProtectOregonDL.org to request signature gathering supplies.

Find your city or town on this list:

Albany

Aloha

Amity

Ashland

Aumsville

Baker City

Bandon

Beaverton

Beaver Creek

Bend

Boring

Bridgeport

Brookings

Canby

Carlton

Cannon Beach

Central Point

Cheshire

Chiloquin

Clackamas

Clatskanie

Cloverdale

Cottage Grove

Corbet

Coos Bay

Coquille

Corvallis

Creswell

Crooked River

Dallas

Dayton

Damascus

Dufur

Florence

Forest Grove

Eugene

Eagle Point

Estacada

Gaston

Gladstone

Gleneden Beach

Grants Pass

Grass Valley

Gresham

Halsey

Happy Valley

Hebo

Hermiston

Hillsboro

Hood River

Ione

Jefferson

Joseph

Junction City

King City

Klamath Falls

Keizer

La Grande

Lafayette

Lake Oswego

Lakeview

La Pine

Lebannon

Madras

Mapleton

McKenzie Bridge

McMinnville

Medford

Milton-Freewater

Milwaukie

Molalla

Monmouth

Myrtle Creek

Nehalem

Newport

North Bend

North Plains

North Powder

Oakland

Ontario

Oregon City

Pendleton

Pilot Rock

Portland

Powell Butte

Prineville

Rainer

Redmond

Roseburg

Saint Helens

Salem

Scappose

Scio

Seaside

Shady Cove

Sherwood

Silverton

Siletz

Springfield

Stanfield

Stayton

Sublimity

Sun River

Sutherland

The Dalles

Tigard

Timber

Tualatin

Turner

Umatilla

Union

Vale

Veneta

Warren

Warrenton

Welches

West Linn

White City

Woodburn

Yoncalla


 

Oregon minority, immigrant rights groups shape legislative agenda for 2014 and beyond

SALEM -- After a string of high-profile victories this legislative session, minority and immigrant rights groups plan to use their growing political sophistication to tackle even more in 2014 and beyond.

Legislation on sentencing reforms, racial profiling, hate crimes and policies to address racial gaps in education achievement, housing and employment are some of the topics the groups hope to advance.

These more ambitious goals come on the heels of several new state laws they pushed, including legislation that grants in-state tuition to certain undocumented Oregon high school graduates and four-year driving privileges to Oregonians who can't prove they're in the country legally. One group opposed to driver cards is gathering signatures for a possible referendum.

Read the entire Oregonian article here.

Opportunity is knocking

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2013-07-17
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Ladies and gentlemen - 'tis the season to collect signatures for the referendum to overturn SB 833 - the new law giving driver privilege cards to illegal aliens.  There are so many great signature gathering opportunities in so many locations across the state.  Check out or Protect Oregon Driver Licenses website for a long list of upcoming events.

2013 Oregon Legislature adjourns

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2013-07-08
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The 2013 Oregon Legislature has just adjourned.  What that means is that we now have only 90 days left to collect 58,142 signatures to get the issue of driver privilege cards for illegal aliens on the ballot so Oregon voters can decide for themselves if this is what we want for Oregon.

SB 833 would provide a state issued ID, in the form of a driver privilege card, to illegal aliens with minimal (and questionable) requirements.

Protect Oregon Driver Licenses has filed a referendum to get the issue on the November 2014 ballot and let voters decide.

To gather signatures to help overturn the bill, please go to:  www.ProtectOregonDL.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

Ninety days sine die - the end is near

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2013-06-30
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The 2013 session of the Oregon Legislature is drawing to a close.  What that means to Protect Oregon Driver Licenses is that we have only 90 days sine die (from adjournment) to gather the 58,142 valid signatures we need to qualify and to get the SB 833 referendum on the November 2014 ballot.

So many of you are working so very hard and PODL appreciates each and every one of you.  But, now we need to really step on the gas and drive this buggy over the finish line with room to spare.

For those of you that have not yet started collecting signatures, I urge you to get started ASAP.  It's amazing to me how easy it is to collect signatures for this particular issue.  Remember, all we are doing is getting the new Legislation, SB 833 - giving driver privilege cards to illegal aliens - on the ballot so that Oregon voters have the opportunity to decide if they want this kind of law in our state.

There is no need to debate the immigration issue (which takes time away from signature gathering, too). 

Simply ask:  Do you think Oregon voters should have the opportunity to vote on SB 833 - a new law giving driver privilege cards to illegal aliens.

Most likely that's all you will need to say.  It's that easy!  So get out there, get going and start collecting signatures!  Our state's future depends on you!

Got to:  http://www.protectoregondl.org/announcements/tips-where-to-gather-signat... or  http://www.protectoregondl.org/announcements/upcoming-signature-gatherin... for great ideas.

Is your city or town on the honor list of signature gatherers?  If not, let us know!  http://www.oregonir.org/alerts/your-city-or-town-honor-list-get-game-today

Is our Legislature really on top of the situation?

According to a recent article in the Oregonian, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has requested additional funding to help fight the cartels in Oregon. The request has gotten new interest in the Legislature because of a recent 5 part series of articles in the Oregonian about the cartel presence in Oregon. 

Last fall, I personally invited every Sheriff in the state to attend National Sheriff's Border School in El Paso, Texas with me.  Only two Oregon law enforcement officers attended.  Sheriff Ken Matlack of Morrow County and Tim Moore, Multnomah County Under-sheriff.  We learned things that were extremely alarming and very disturbing even for the lawmen.  Above all, we learned that what happens on the border doesn't stay on the border!  It was a chilling experience filling me with a sense of responsibility to inform our lawmakers and the public. 

I brought home with me a frightening documentary about the malignant spread of cartels into Oregon and across the country. I personally met with the producer who imbedded himself in a brutal Mexican drug cartel.

Upon my return, I took the documentary to Chris Gibson, HIDTA Director, for his input.  He told me he thought the film would be of great value to the public.  I reserved the Salem Public Library and put up posters all over town.  I printed invitations that I hand delivered to every Legislator with an email follow up invitation.  Not a single Legislator attended the presentation...although about 125 citizens did and they were shocked!  They asked why no Legislators attended.

Over the next month OFIR Board members visited many Legislators and explained what is happening with the invasion of drug cartels. We provided alarming maps showing Salem, OR, our Capitol city, on one of the main cartel routes. The majority of them seemed uninterested in our information.

Because the Legislature had opened the session, I decided to bring the documentary to them.  I showed the film two separate days at the Capitol Building.   Again, personal invitations, emails and phone calls were made and not a single Legislator attended the viewing, although many citizens did. 

Oregon is in serious trouble.  Cartels have established themselves and are conducting business every single day in our state. Yet, our Legislature seems completely clueless...or are they?

In spite of our continued correspondence, personal visits and research, in its infinite wisdom the Oregon Legislature fast tracked SB 833, giving driver privilege cards to illegal aliens.  The unintended consequences were never addressed and were ignored when OFIR pointed them out.  Never discussed publicly by Legislators was that one of the most prized possessions of a cartel operative is a STATE ISSUED ID and that's exactly what we will be giving them. 

Does anyone think this won't attract even more illegal alien criminals into our state, as well?

Protect Oregon Driver Licenses has filed a referendum to overturn SB 833.  Learn more about driver privilege cards for illegal aliens.

Does it take a series of articles in the Oregonian to capture the attention of the Legislature?  It shouldn't.  Legislators have had this information, courtesy of OFIR, for over 8 months now. 

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