SAVE THE OREGON VOTERS PAMPHLET BY VOTING NO ON 59!
Don't Let Bill Sizemore put Voters in the Dark about All Candidates and All Ballot Measures
Coalition for Initiative Rights Urges "NO" Vote on Measure 59
Measure 59 would gut the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet, deleting from it all statements supporting or opposing any candidate or any ballot measure. That's about 90% of the Pamphlet.
Under Measure 59, the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet will contain:
What's left is a list of candidate names, a list of the ballot titles for the measures, a list of polling places, an absentee ballot coupon, and some "general" information about voting.
The chief sponsor of Measure 59, Bill Sizemore, has said that gutting the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet was not his intention [Oregonian, August 23, 1998], butSizemore has also stated that "paid advertisements in the Voters' Pamphlet could be affected because they are about 90 percent taxpayer- subsidized." [Oregonian, August 9, 1998]. All of the candidate statements and all of the ballot measure arguments are "paid" for by the candidates, by the argument authors, and by the taxpayers. Measure 59 would delete them all.
The Oregon Voters' Pamphlet was created by voter initiative in 1908. Measure 59 would turn back the clock on political reform by 90 years!
Don't put Oregon voters in the dark about all candidates and all ballot measures!
Join us in saving the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet.
VOTE NO ON MEASURE 59
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