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Action Alert

CG912Project members and Friends,

On Wednesday April 1st, there will be a Public Hearing in Room 50 at 8:00AM, be there if you can to testify: You can also email your testimony.
Details at the website below.

There will be folks in Salem early at 7:00AM
Stop SB 941
(Universal Background Check) 
Please meet the Pro 2nd Amendment Group* at the 
State Capitol Steps
(RIGHT side of the front doors at 7:00; room 50 after 8:00)  
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 7:00 AM
This is NO JOKE

WE need you! Every able bodied person should be there to counter protest the anti-gunners.
We can’t let them take away our rights.

Floyd Prozanski is willing to make this law even though it won’t prevent criminals from getting firearms.
Our right to self-defense is a right we cannot give up.
This is what separates America from ALL other countries.
All dictators register guns, then they take them.
We NEED YOU to make a stand!
Silence makes them think you agree, then they pass the bill.
Don’t let them tread on YOU!

Summary and Talking Points against SB 941 (Universal background checks) 
Requires private person to complete transfer of firearm by appearing with transferee before gun dealer to request criminal background check.
Specifies exceptions for family members, law enforcement, inherited firearms and certain temporary transfers. Punishes violation by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both, or maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both, for second or subsequent offense.
Requires Department of State Police to notify local law enforcement agency when, during criminal background check performed prior to transfer of firearm, department determines that recipient is prohibited from possessing firearm.
Authorizes court to prohibit person ordered to participate in assisted outpatient treatment from purchasing or possessing firearm during period of treatment if certain criteria are met.     Declares emergency, effective on passage.

  • Oregon already has background check laws.
  • Oregon already has laws requiring background checks by private parties at gun shows (since 2000), no evidence shows this has decreased crime rates in Oregon.
  • No evidence shows this will decrease crime rates in Oregon.
  • In states that have passed laws like this – statistics show this has not increased public safety.
  • It will not prevent criminals from getting guns.
  • Creates gun registry which is forbidden by Federal law

History: Any government which had such lists always used it to enable firearms confiscation.

  • Fiscal impact has not yet been determined – they have no idea how much money this will cost us.
  • This is about controlling people, NOT controlling guns.

Whether you attend or not, please use the list below of all the sponsors/co-sponsors and tell them the best way they can represent you.  Let them know how you feel about what they are trying to accomplish with this bill.

Chief sponsors:
Senator Prozanski Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704
Senator Burdick  Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1718
Representative Williamson Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1436
Representative Hoyle Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1414

Regular sponsors: 
Senator Bates Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703
Senator Dembrow  Email:   Capitol Phone:503-986-1723
Senator Hass Email:  Capitol?& District?Phone: 503-986-1714
Senator Monnes Anderson  Email: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1725
Senator Monroe  Email:   Capitol Phone: 503-986-1724
Senator Riley  Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Senator Rosenbaum   Email:  Capitol Phone:503-986-1700
Senator Steiner Hayward Email: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1717
Representative Barnhart  Email:   Capitol Phone:503-986-1411
Representative Buckley  Email: Capitol Phone:503-986-1405
Representative Doherty  Email:   Capitol Phone: 503-986-1435
Representative Fagan  Email:  Capitol Phone:503-986-1451
Representative Frederick   Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1443
Representative Gorsek  Email:  Capitol Phone:503-986-1433
Representative Greenlick  Email: Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.usCapitol Phone: 503-986-1433
Representative Holvey  Email:    Capitol Phone:503-986-1408
Representative Keny-Guyer  Email:  Capitol Phone: 503-986-1446
Representative Lininger  Email:  Capitol Phone:503-986-1438
Representative McLain  Email:  Capitol Phone:503-986-1429
Representative Smith Warner  Email: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1445
Representative Vega Pederson  Email: Capitol Phone: 503-986-1447

* This Pro 2nd Amendment Group is simply anybody who supports the 2nd Amendment.  It is a spontaneous event to protect our rights, join us!


OCL: Gun Background Checks



Oregon Citizens Lobby

Senate Judiciary Committee
Public Hearing Scheduled.

Wednesday April 1st at 8:00AM room HR50
Meeting Details April 1, 2015 8:00 a.m. HR50
Those that can, please attend and give your testimony for the record and or Email materials  to: and copy your Senator!
Work Session scheduled.  details 4/2/2015 8:00 AM, HR 50

 NO on SB941 requires background check at dealer for all private firearm sales
Posted HERESB941 will require a background check in person at gun dealer for all private firearm sales and transfers except at gun shows where the seller may still do the background check directly with OSP by phone.  Allows limited exceptions for family members and short term transfers for firearm instruction, hunting, target shooting and to prohibit imminent threat of serious injury or death.

Personal Choice

SB941 interferes with and makes much more difficult, the sale of goods between private citizens in a way no other legally possessed goods are regulated.  The claimed intent is ‘for the public good’ i.e., safety, but the stats on states which have done this do not show that this increases public safety, as is supported by the experience and statements of most law enforcement officers and organizations including the 36 members of the Oregon State Sheriffs Association who opposed SB 1551 in 2014 and the 4500 members of Washington State’s WaCOPS who opposed Measure I-594 there also in 2014.

Oregon is one of only a few states which requires background checks by private parties at gun shows, as a result of a law passed in 2000.  There has been no evidence put forward that this has decreased crime rates in Oregon.  This evidence should be required before expanding this requirement to all private sales.

Limited Government

SB941 creates a registry, which is forbidden by Federal law.  When a background check is run via the FBI’s NICS, the records of allowed sales are to be destroyed prior to the next business day.  However, in Oregon, background checks are run by Oregon State Police who are allowed to keep the sales records for ‘up to five years,’ but there has been no confirmation that the records are ever permanently deleted.  Therefore the state government will amass a listing of all firearms held by all citizens in Oregon.  This is forbidden in Federal law because experience has shown that any government that amasses such a list always uses it later to facilitate firearms confiscation.

Check out the OCL website.
Their are training and volunteer opportunities, events and the War Room schedule.
You can Volunteer to:
1. Analyze or Advise on bills for Track Their Vote website and scoring legislators.
2. Call and email legislators on posted bills.
3. Testify and write testimony on bills at committees.
4. Participate the War Room efforts.
5. Join the Twitter Brigade @ORcitizen #orocl
6. Sign up for TEXT

Mission of the Oregon Citizens Lobby

Our mission is to help empower Oregonians by monitoring the legislative process in this state. We analyze bills and track them throughout their life cycle. We also track the actions of state representatives and senators as they work through and vote on these bills. The bills and legislators receive a grade based upon the 5 core principles of OCL. If a politician votes in a manner that violates one or more of these principles it is up to them to explain why they did so. We leave the politics to the politicians.The result of our work is posted atTrack Their Vote for the public to review.

Our hope is that this information will help citizens better understand proposed legislation which will in turn allow them to give relevant testimony on bills, lobby their legislators, and hold these politicians accountable for their actions.

Five Core Principles

Fiscal Responsibility
Government should have a limited budget that reflects the vitality of the state’s economy.
Local Control
Governmental power and functions should be as close to the citizens as possible for maximum oversight, control, and responsiveness.
Free Markets
Production and prices should be dictated by the laws of supply and demand without the interference of government in the way of subsidies, price controls, or over-burdensome regulation.
Limited Government
Our government should be charged with administering only those functions essential to society and that cannot be performed by private entities.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Citizens must be free to pursue life, liberty, and property without undue government interference and to reap the rewards or bear the consequences of their decisions.

Oregon Citizens lobby

Update From Greg Walden

Recently, the House of Representatives passed two bills to rein in bureaucratic red tape coming out of government agencies, especially the EPA. These bills, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) and the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030), will help to increase transparency and accountability of government agencies to the public and small businesses.

In 1978, Congress established the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to carefully review and examine data and science on which the EPA bases new regulations. However, according to the Congressional Research Service, more than half of the board members have received research grants from the EPA, often to do some of the same research they are supposed to be reviewing, a clear conflict of interest. Additionally, the EPA continues to severely limit public participation during most SAB meetings and often excludes state or private sector researchers from contributing.

The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) would address these concerns by reinforcing peer review requirements to ensure dissenting voices from the SAB are heard. The reforms would reduce conflicts of interest by board members, and improve the make-up of SAB panels by ensuring they include researchers from outside of the federal government. This legislation empowers the SAB to provide meaningful and unbiased scientific advice.

To further increase transparency, the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030) would prohibit the EPA from proposing or finalizing new rules or regulations until the science that those rules are based on have been made publically available.

These bills have been endorsed by a number of trade associations, including the American Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

As a small business owner in Oregon for over 20 years, I know how government red tape can hinder economic activity and job growth. Oregonians deserve transparency from government as to why new regulations are scientifically necessary. Bills like the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act and the Secret Science Reform Act would do just that.

It’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
Member of Congress

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2nd Amendment

Received this recently. Suggest responding to surveys of this nature as just another way of making your voice heard.


My name is Rachel Coyle – I am a student at American University. I’m doing my capstone class project on gun control and the Second Amendment, and I was wondering if you’d be able to help.

My project includes a survey on specific aspects of the gun rights debate, to gauge public opinion and look for overlap. The survey questions are drawn from conversations with several hundred gun rights supporters on social media.
Would you mind sending the survey ( around to your county GOP leadership and asking a few people to pass it on? Perhaps you could discuss sending it out to your membership as well?


ALL survey responses will be completely confidential. I will have no way of telling who responded to the survey or what any particular individual said.

My professor would like me to get a few hundred responses, so I need all the help I can get!


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Thank You So Much,

Rachel Coyle

Action Alert: BOLI HB2386 VOTE UPDATE


Republican Rapid Response Action Alert

HB 2386-9 Engrossed

FLOOR VOTE on HOUSE side of the Legislature 3/24/2015What is in this bill?
Currently, wage & hour disputes between empolyees and employers are handled with the involvement of the Circuit Court having jurisdiction. The Bureau of Labor and Industries ( BOLI) brings the complaint to the court.

HB 2386 expands the authority of the BOLI Commissioner to issue cease and desist orders on a business, potentially closing it’s doors AND the business would have no right or method to appeal the decision until after BOLI completed it’s investigation and issued it’s final order.
That final order may not be available for an entire year.

Another expansion of authority would be for BOLI to set the dollar amount for a “bond” to be paid by the employer within 10 days. The bill has NO limit on the amount of the bond and if the business thinks it’s excessive, guess who is 100% responsible to prove it. Not BOLI.
“Pay up or we shut you down Mr. Employer”.

Current Situation

The House Committee on Business and Labor “DO PASS” recommendation was a straight party line vote .  No Republican House member voted for this bill.

HB2386-9 is heading for a FLOOR VOTE on HOUSE side of the Legislature on Tuesday 3/24/2015
ACTION you can take now.          Deadline: Monday 3/23/2015 Email and Call Your Representative, no matter what their party may be.
You could use any of these points to support your opposition to HB 2386:

  • The substitution of the commissioner for the court grants an executive branch agency judicial authority.  If BOLI is already fulfilling the roles of investigation and prosecutor in any dispute, how is it fair to the employee and the employer if BOLI also serves as the judge?


  • If BOLI establishes a requirement for a bond that is excessive, the employer assumes 100% of the responsibility to prove that the amount is excessive. That is contrary to the principle of innocent until proven guilty.


  • BOLI “may commence an action in the circuit court”, which is great for BOLI, but the employers seems to be left at the mercy of an agency.  BOLI may take up to a year to issue it’s final orders, and by then the business may no longer exist.
  • Our American system of justice is based on fairness to all parties and the role of our courts is

how we achieve that in our society.
Find your Representative on the Oregon Legislature website

If you know your House District number already:
Your Representative’s phone number is: (503) 986 – 14 XX     XX is your District number.


  • In your County e-mail news blasts.
  • On your County Party facebook pages, twitter feeds and other social media tools.
  • With friends and colleagues in business organizations like Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations.
  • With friends and family members who need to be aware of what is going on in Salem.

Join Us

The Oregon Republican Party invites you to join our efforts to support or oppose legislative action that is important to you and your family. We care about your concerns and are taking action to help solve problems. We are here for ALL Oregonians and hope that if you agree with our approaches to solving problems, that you would register as a Republican and support Republican candidates who share your values.

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Thank you for your help and doing what we know is fair and right. We’re in this together.

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OSUGOP Winter Newsletter


College Republican Winter Newsletter

Dear Union County Republicans ,The Oregon State University College Republicans had a fantastic Winter Term. We successfully completed all our First Amendment Week activities at the beginning of the term and took a trip to the Oregon Capitol to meet with legislators. This weekend we are bringing 12 students to Seaside for the 51st Dorchester Conference. Stop by our booth and say hello if you are attending.Now we are working on our 10th Annual Second Amendment Week. April 20th – 24th we have a jam packed week where we will be selling tickets, hosting a concealed cary class, debating the College Democrats, and having Lars Larson do his live radio show from campus. There are a lot of activities so feel free to join us and buy tickets for our Firearm Drawing Fundraiser.We would like to thank all our supporters. We couldn’t accomplish a fraction of what we do without your support.

Donald Handeland


Buy Firearm Drawing Tickets!

Second Amendment Tickets

We are selling tickets for our 10th annual Second Amendment Week. All proceeds benefit the Oregon State University College Republicans.

  • Sig Sauer 250SC-380
  • Remington Model 870 Express
  • Ultimate Gun Range Pack
  • and more


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70+ Things only College Students would write on a Free Speech Wall

College Republicans on Oregon State University’s campus had a free speech wall up for a week. Check out the what people wrote, some are hilarious. Read More.



Top 7 Ways to Support the Second Amendment at OSU


College Republicans Visit the Oregon Capitol 

College Republicans set up meetings with legislators to talk about issues important to college students. Thanks to the legislators that took the time out of their day to visit with us. Read more. 


College Republicans host 2015 First Amendment week

OSU College Republican’s annual First Amendment Week was a success. We were in the quad all week with our Free Speech Wall and debated the College Democrats on a variety of issues.  Read more. 


New College Republican Officers Elected.

  • President – Kyle Cottrill
  • Vice President – Riker Kasamoto
  • Vice President of Finance – Matt Perez
  • Vice President of Community Outreach and Development – Catherine Platt
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs – Taylor Ellson
  • Secretary – Sydney Cammann

New officer terms start May 1st 2015

Copyright © 2015 Oregon State University College Republicans, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
Oregon State University College RepublicansP.O. Box 808Corvallis, OR 97339

Action Alert: BOLI looks to circumvent court process


ALERT! HB 2386 has a final work session this Wednesday the 18th at 8am.

We need letters and phone calls to members of the Business and Labor Committee ASAP!! That is unless you want BOLI to shut down businesses without due process.

This bill gives the Labor Commissioner the authority to circumvent the processes already in place that protect businesses from false accusations. HB 2386 will create a pure anti-business climate that will make any accused business automatically guilty until proven innocent.

Labor Commissioner Avakian is asking for ultimate authority for himself.

Assert your opinion and make your voice heard! Tell the House B&L Committee members NO ON HB2386!

Please share with every business you know and encourage them to call:
Chair Holvey 503 986-1408 ; Rep Barton 503 986-1440;
Rep Doherty 503 986-1435 ; Rep Evans 503 986-1420 ; Rep Fagan 503 986-1451
Rep Nosse 503 986-1442

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You are an elected member of the ORP State Central Committee

Our mailing address is:
Oregon Republican Party

PO Box 1586

Lake Oswego, OR 97035


Rand Paul gets Standing Ovation from Liberal Crowd

Conservatism is more than just economic principles. It is social issues also. Here Rand Paul makes the case for respecting the Bill of Rights and preventing government overreach especially for the poor and also makes a strong case for putting decision making power back in the hands of responsible people in terms of less taxation for needy communities. He clearly wins over his audience on the clear fairness of these conservative principles and the great benefits and problems they solve.

Future of Oregon Republican Party in Oregon

Pornography = Sex Trafficking

Besides being harmful and morally wrong at a fundamental level, supporting pornography in any way directly harms young women and children. Don’t do it. Don’t click.

Mark Levin CPAC 2015

An indictment of Barack Obama (and all those who support him)

CJ Pearson’s Viral Video

This 12-year-old middle schooler had his facebook account cancelled because of this video as have many other conservative commentators.

One would wish more conservative politicians would speak up for American values with the same passion as CJ Pearson.

Rudy Giuliani Unbound

This is good stuff. Rare it is to see such passion in a politician on such an important subject.

Oregon Democrat Disgrace

Our Liberal Democrat Rulers in Oregon are a disgrace.  If they can’t exercise honesty and restraint in their personal lives; how can they possibly be expected to govern a great state such as ours?


Governor Kitzhaber resigns amid an ethics scandal after being elected by the low-information voters to a fourth term:


Out of the frying pan into the fire.  Meet the new Governor of Oregon:


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People Places and Politics — Tyler Smith

Good discussion on the Oregon Republican Party.

About John Kitzhaber

The real scoop on governor John, from someone who has known him a lot longer than Oregon has.


Guest Speaker- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

Union County Republicans Monthly Meeting

Wednesday- February 11, 2015
12pm- Noon
Flying J Restaurant

La Grande, OR 9850
No host lunch available

Guest Speaker:   ORP Vice Chair Bill Currier

Call the meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Treasurer Report

Old business:

New Business:


Full agenda will be available at the meeting.

Please call 541-910-4352  if you have any questions.

Mormon Leaders Call for Laws That Protect Religious Freedom