Representatives of the Better Oregon coalition came together the week of the election and decided that we would stay together for the long haul. While we are disappointed about the outcome on Measure 97, we are proud of what we did. We took on the some of the biggest and most powerful corporations in the country. They outspent us 2:1, breaking campaign finance records. We didn’t win, but we did change the debate about the massive gap between where we are — because Oregon is 50th in the nation in corporate taxes — and where we need to be to fund education, health care and senior services.
Oregon has a choice: we can ask corporations to pay their fair share or we can allow our schools and services to suffer. To us, the choice is clear. Please join us in our movement to keep pushing for real investments in our kids, in our families, and in our communities. Please join us in holding corporations accountable, because we know that’s how we build a better Oregon.