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Measure 30 campaign - volunteer in Portland and statewide

How to get involved in the campaign.
You can volunteer to help with the campaign in Portland and statewide at the Our Oregon Coalition website:
 http://www.ouroregoncoalition.com/

Some info from their website is copied below.

To volunteer in Lane County, please see:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/01/277740.shtml
 http://www.Stand.org

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Our Oregon Coalition

The balanced budget plan enacted by a supermajority in the legislature will keep school doors open for thousands of Oregon children and prepare them for the jobs that will get our economy back on track. On February 3, you can voice your support for this sensible plan with a yes vote on Measure 30.

What does Measure 30 buy us?
Measure 30 guarantees a full school year for most Oregon children, and prevents cuts that could result in larger class sizes and fewer educational opportunities.

Measure 30 helps seniors and the disabled stay independent and healthy by preserving funding for Oregon's Project Independence and prescription drug assistance programs.

Most of all, Measure 30 gives Oregon businesses and families the certainty and stability they need to put our state back on track. It's the only plan that protects schools, seniors and public safety without mortgaging our future with irresponsible borrow-and-spend schemes.

What's at stake
If Measure 30 fails, schools could lose more than $400 million, 85,000 people could lose their health care through the Oregon Health Plan, and 300 to 350 inmates could be released each month from Oregon prisons. Get more details about what's at stake.

Who pays?
Measure 30 is progressive AND fair: those who earn less, pay less. Most Oregonians will still pay less in taxes than they did last year, while dozens of profitable corporations will finally pay their fair share - more than the $10 many paid last year - to support vital public services.

What about the "secret plan"?
On December 9, 2003, the Oregonian newspaper wrote:

"Mannix's approach is not a complete or responsible plan for balancing the state budget. He claims to identify $1 billion in state savings, but nearly half would come from slashing spending on education, even though he artfully tries to disguise the impact on schools."

"...Kevin Mannix does not have a silver bullet. All he has is a plan that would cut $450 million in school spending."