Stumping for 4 revolutionary, progressive initiatives & Free Breakfast
On Saturday, October 12 from 9 AM to Noon activists and volunteers of Measures 23, 25, and 27 AND volunteers from the PUD initiative will join forces to leaflet the neighborhoods of Portland. (Summaries of each measure follows). The event is sponsored by the Multnomah county chapter of the Pacific Green Party and will be held at their headquarters, 3534 SE Main.
We will meet at SE Uplift Pacific Green headquarters, eat some breakfast, pickup campaign materials of each Ballot measure, and head out into the neighborhoods to leaflet.
A free breakfast will be served for those willing to help.
Each of these measures has many volunteers but little money. We will not be able to spend advertising money on corporate media. Media opposition to these measures is fully funded by corporate interests. We are asking people to join us in this last big push to educate the public before the November 5th election.
Voter material will be sent out next week from the state elections division. NOW is the time to act!
Please Join us in helping to pass Measures 23 (Healthcare for all Oregon), Measure 25 (raises minimum wage to $6.90 in 2003), Measure 27(Label GMO Foods).
Summary of Measures and PUD initiatives
Measure 23 - Healthcare for All Oregon -Health Care for All: Ensures access to affordable quality health care for all Oregon residents. www.hcao.org
Measure 25 - Raises the minimum wage in Oregon to $6.90 an hour.
Measure 27 - Requires labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Oregon is the first state in the United States to get an initiative on the ballot that will allow voters to decide whether they want genetically engineered foods to be labeled. Labeling of genetically engineered food and food additives shall be required in order to create and enforce the fundamental right of people in Oregon to know if they are buying or eating genetically engineered food and to have the choice in buying or eating foods that have been altered through genetic engineering.
PUD initiative - Efforts Underway to Create a People's Utility District from Current PGE Territory Oregon citizens have the opportunity to take PGE, Enron's chief asset, out of corporate control and put it back in the hands of the people. Visit www.oppc.net for more information. This initiative is in the process of collecting signatures to get it on the ballot next year.
Multnomah Chapter of the Pacific Green Party - http://www.pdxgreens.org/campaigns.html
Pacific Green Party Website http://www.pacificgreens.org/