As you may have heard, President Barack Obama will be visiting Portland, this Tuesday, July 24th. AFP-OR would like to welcome him by telling him IT’S TIME TO PUT AMERICA BACK TO WORK! Oregon can no longer allow government to pick our economic winners and losers. So, we will be highlighting the potential creation of [...]
The American Family Business Foundation (AFBF) today released a dynamic report on the economic impact of repealing Oregons estate tax. Following the release, Dick Patten, President of the American Family Business Foundation, stated: Theres a new fairness movement arising across America. After Ohios estate tax repeal and recent actions by Indianas legislature to repeal their inheritance tax, Oregon is the next State aiming to give family businesses a fair shake at growth by eliminating its death tax. Were proud to release this critical report that highlights the benefits of eliminating a tax that on hampers economic growth and public revenue for Oregon.
Youve heard of egregious examples of waste, fraud, and abuse in Oregon and in all levels of government. It seems as though there is a scandal lurking around every capital corner.
But how can we hold our elected officials accountable? Its up to you and I to become citizen watchdogs.
Come to a Citizen Watchdog training session in Salem, and learn how to identify inconsistencies and half-truths in government, and expose them for the lies they are.
Please join AFPF-Oregon, Oregon Capital Watch, and Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Keizer Renaissance Inn for an in-depth training on how to be an effective citizen watchdog. Click here to register.
For only $25 per person, you will learn:
-How to become an information activist
-How to use investigative reporting tools and skills
-How to impact the local government budgeting process
Enough is enough! Of Oregons 61 Million acres, the Federal government owns 53% and the state of Oregon owns 3%. Leaving only 44% in private ownership and available to generate an economy. Yet, government continues to want more land.
The governmnet should be finding ways to reduce costs to help balance budgets, and not be in the business of land aquisition. Government is encroaching upon Oregon's families, businesses, and citizens, and its time to say NO!
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is proposing to purchase 1,075 acres in Malheur County known as the McDaniels Ranch. Read official ODFW public notice [here].
Please attend one of the ODFW public meetings in Ontario, Burns, and Bend. Moreover, tell them NO more acquisitions of private lands in Malheur County or anywhere else in Oregon. Meetings will be held at:
Ontario: Nov. 1, Ontario Grange (3890 Hwy 201) at 7:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Evans
April 6, 2011 503-720-4740
AFP-Oregon Calls on Legislature to "Reform PERS Now!"
Interview Requests - 503-720-4740 or 541-729-6229