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Measure 64: Prohibits public employees from using voluntary payroll deductions to donate to non-profits, charities, unions, and organizations of their choice.
Oregonians have already said no to this this unclear, unfair, and unnecessary measure from Bill Sizemore – three separate times.
Measure 64 is Unclear:
This poorly written and flawed measure is so broad and unclear that it will certainly be overturned in court, forcing taxpayers to foot the bill. Oregon has too many real needs and priorities to be wasting time and money in court over this measure.
Measure 64 is Unfair:
This flawed proposal curtails the individual rights of tens of thousands of hard-working Oregonians—like teachers, nurses, firefighters and police officers—by denying them the ability to make their own decisions about payroll deductions. It limits the voices of charities, but provides a large loophole for lobbyists. And it does nothing to limit the political influence of corporate special interests.
Measure 64 is Unnecessary:
The US Supreme Court has already ruled that union workers can choose to prevent their dues from being used for politics – just by filling out a simple form.
Measure 64 is Sponsored by Bill Sizemore:
This measure’s sponsor, Bill Sizemore, has been caught repeatedly committing fraud and forgery, and abusing Oregon’s initiative system. His initiative campaigns are currently under investigation by the Oregon Secretary of State for engaging in signature fraud.
Oregonians Have Already Said No – Three Separate Times:
This will be the fourth time Bill Sizemore has tried to pass this measure; Oregonians have defeated it three times already. Yet it’s on the ballot again due to his shady tactics, and Sizemore has even filed an identical measure for 2010.