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					                    Ballot Measure Endorsements:


At the Central Committee meeting last week, the Endorsement Task Force made its
report and the Central Committee voted on ballot measure endorsements for the
November election. A "YES" or "NO" endorsement required a 2/3 vote of the members
present. Here is a summary of the results:


Statewide Measures

Measure #70 : (Legislative Referral) Amends Constitution: Expands availability of
home ownership loans for Oregon veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund.
Endorsed: YES


Measure #71 : (Legislative Referral) Amends Constitution: Requires legislature to
meet annually; limits length of legislative sessions; provides exceptions.
Endorsed: YES


Measure #72 : (Legislative Referral) Amends Constitution: Authorizes exception to
$50,000 state borrowing limit for state's real and personal property projects.
Endorsed: YES


Measure #73 : Requires increased minimum sentences for certain repeated sex crimes,
incarceration for repeated driving under influence.
Endorsed: NO


Measure #74 : Establishes medical marijuana supply system and assistance and
research programs; allows limited selling of marijuana.
Endorsed: YES


Measure #75 : Authorizes Multnomah County casino; casino to contribute monthly
revenue
percentage to state for specified purposes
Endorsed: NO


Measure #76 : Amends Constitution: Continues lottery funding for parks, beaches,
wildlife habitat, watershed protection beyond 2014; modifies funding process
No Position


City of Portland Measures

26-108 Continues City public campaign financing for Mayoral, Commissioner, Auditor
candidates [“Voter Owned Elections" / "VOE”]
Endorsed: YES


26-117 General obligation bonds for fire vehicles and emergency response infrastructure.
Endorsed: YES



Additional Local Measures will be considered at the September meeting:

26-109 County Term Limits
26-110 Multnomah County Official Running for Office Midterm
26-111 Salary Commission
26-112 Vacancy in Office
26-113 Multnomah County Election to fill Vacancies
26-114 Multnomah County Library District


Ballot Measure endorsements will be included on our “slate card” and distributed to
voters during the voting period. Please contact us at info@multdems.org to join the effort,
one of our most effective means of bringing in the Democratic vote in November.

				
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