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EOP: Common Core Speaker

From Heather at EOP…

I have a speaker coming to Enterprise on June 10, Monday. She will tell us about the dumbing down and propaganda education plan for our children and grandchildren…Common Core. Our children are the future of America and our most important resource. She will explain what it is, who is behind it and what we can do about it. Depending on the response, the place is TBD, time will be 1 p.m., tentatively. The speaker will be leaving for Walla Walla immediately following our meeting. We are so lucky to be able to have her here. We must protect our children, so please send this out to your contacts, call others and ask those interested to RSVP to this email address or call me so I can make arrangements for a place that will accommodate us. I will need RSVP’s next week by May 28, please. EVERYONE is welcome! What we learn and what we do about it will help determine the future of America. If you would like to help with this in any way, let me know. We can all help get this done together. Thanks, Vicki541-432-8635 or 541-263-0846fleshmanangusranch@gmail.com (additional email)
God Bless and keep all of you in these troubled times.

EOP: End to recreational mining in Oregon?

Oregon Bill would end recreational prospecting and Freedom from Religion is at is again.

First of all, The Freedom from Religion Foundation is suing the city of Coos Bay to have its one and only Vietnam Memorial removed. They are doing so because it has a cross on it. I have set up a websitewww.savethemingusmemorial.com. the site is very simple, but it serves as a rallying point for the people down here in Coos Bay. It would be nice if we can get thousands of signatures on our petition from all of the Counties in Oregon the in support of the people that are trying to save the Vietnam Memorial.

Secondly, The North Bend Prospectors Association, our most active social groups on the south coast of Oregon faces extinction because of five proposed Senate bills. However, it’s not just this particular prospecting club… this is a statewide issue. One senator, in the name of environmentalism is trying to end all recreational mining and prospecting on rivers in Oregon. if any two of these five bills pass he will have accomplished that goal. I have set up a website about this particular issue as well: www.savetheoregonprospectors.com. This issue is a statewide issue and the implications are far-reaching. For example, one of the bills has in it a provision that will make where someone cannot cut any trees within a quarter-mile of water. I know on the south coast of Oregon that would mean you couldn’t cut trees on any private property.

I hope that you can share these two issues and the two websites with fellow leaders around the state. I’m confident that if we all work together we can defeat most of these issues. However, on the flip side if we stay within our small groups they will pick us apart one by one.

Cheers,
Jason Payne
xiphos@mac.com
541.513.9955
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EOP: OR Education Bills this week

Oregon Citizens Lobby Alert release March 18, 2013

Please share this alert! Your voice counts! 
The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions. -Abraham Lincoln
 
 
Report from Oregon Citizens Lobby Education Team
Contact for more information or to make comments:education@oregoncitizenslobby.org
NO HB 2153 Allows school district board to place limitations on proposals for public charter schools that board will evaluate if specified percentage of students of school district are enrolled in public charter schools.
Public Hearing: House Education Committee on March 22 at 1:00HR D.https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Overview/HB2153

This bill could deal a major blow to public charter schools in Oregon by potentially limiting a district’s enrollment in public charter schools to 3%, by allowing school districts to limit consideration of public charter schools to only those supporting the district’s selected educational goals, and by allowing districts to close public schools if they do not meet these selected goals. 
 
NO HB 3232 Directs Oregon Education Investment Board to design and implement programs that make strategic investments related to education. 
This bill further centralizes education decision making and funding in Oregon. The bill launches a strategic investment program aimed at early childhood education and career awareness development.
First, early childhood investments have been found to be ineffective.
Second, decisions on what will be funded will be controlled by the OEIB and the State Board of Education and will be a potentially highly political and manipulative approach.
Finally, funding of this program will have to come from other, perhaps, more deserving areas of school funding. This is one piece in the State’s plan to overhaul pre-school to higher education in a centrally controlled fashion. It appears to bypass input of students and their parents.

Public Hearing: House Education Committee on March 18 at 1:00HR Dhttps://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Overview/HB3232

 
YES HB 3093 which allows sponsor of public charter school to terminate charter for failure of school to have audit prepared or failure of public charter school to forward other information to sponsor.

Public Hearing: House Education Committee on March 22 at 1:00HR D.https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Overview/HB2153

We support this bill because charter schools that do not get audits to prove they accurately track their financial records should not continue to receive taxpayer money. Requiring charter schools to have prudent and orderly finances is as close to free market discipline as we can get. It is also essential for the public to have confidence in charter schools.

 
Contact the House Committee On Education Let them know you are watching and informed!
 
 
OCL have analyzed these bills, view athttp://www.tracktheirvote.org/ttv/TrackBill.aspx
TTV requires to enter the bill number.
 
Regards,
 
Rick Hoffine
OCL Communications

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”–Thomas Jefferson

Oregon Citizens Lobby Alert release March 16, 2013

Please share this alert! Your voice counts! 
The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions. -Abraham Lincoln
 
Report from Oregon Citizens Lobby Elections, Initiatives and Referenda Team
Please URGE A NO VOTE on all these bills.
There are several proposed elections bills which will Constitutionally change the way we choose and recall our governing bodies!
HB 2738–FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Elected PCPs.  Changes name of office of “precinct committee person” to “precinct representative.”  Modifies manner in which precinct representatives may be elected. Ask for a NO VOTE!!  This bill doubles the amount of PCPs which will now be named PCRs, and sets for a system where their election is virtually eliminated.  HB 2738 also takes away certain voting rights of elected PCPs vs. appointed PCPs.
 
HB 3304 **–FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Creates Commission on Fitness of County Clerks to appoint county clerks, hold hearings upon complaint concerning conduct of county clerk and censure or remove county clerks for cause.  Ask for a NO VOTE!! 
Only takes affect if HJR 32 is approved by the people. 
Clerks are locally elected and accountable to local citizens.  This bill calls for a drastic change in the way we choose and recall the office of County Clerk.  A total assault on Local Control, it creates an expensive and potentially abusive bureaucracy to oversee County Clerks.  All of the current selection and discipline of these Clerks is changed.  They are subject to a hearing on the accusation of One citizen and some of the information that is presented in the hearings done by the ‘Masters’ may be hidden from the public (See Section 5 of this bill).  Please read the draconian language of this bill for yourself.
 
HJR 32–FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to remove county clerks from elective officials of county.  Ask for a NO VOTE!!
This bill calls for drastic change in the way we choose and recall the office of County Clerk and it is a total assault on Local Control.  This bill is subject to the public vote. Currently these Clerks are locally elected and accountable to local citizens through the election and recall process.  Recalls are already set forth inArticle ll Section 18 of our Oregon Constitution (***or see quotation at bottom of this letter).  This is anExtraordinary Assault on our Constitutional rights!!


HB 2198–FIRST PUBL

EOP – Upcoming

Here is a preview of what is coming to the Oregon Legislature this session February 4th.
 
Join in being a part of the solution by signing up at Oregon Citizen Lobby Brochure attached.
 
 

The following are gun bills released so far. Bills with an “X” before them are anti-gun bills. Those with a “+” before them are pro-gun bills, and those with nothing before them are either neutral or simply make no sense.

X SB 346 Creates crime of unlawfully transferring large capacity magazine. Punishes by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both

X SB 347 Modifies crime applicable to possession of firearm, or instrument used as dangerous weapon, while in or on school grounds. Requires entity controlling school grounds to adopt written policy before concealed handgun licensees may assert affirmative defense to crime.

+ HB 2365.Authorizes county sheriff to waive residency requirement for concealed handgun license if applicant resides in another state. (Allows residents of any state to apply for a CHL in Oregon)

+ HB 2367 Provides nonresidents who are authorized to carry concealed handgun in another state with protections provided to persons with Oregon concealed handgun license

+ HB 2368 Modifies circumstances under which public body may disclose concealed handgun license information.

+ HB 2369.Provides honorably retired law enforcement officers with protections provided to Oregon con- cealed handgun license holders

+ HB 2376 Modifie s authority of county sheriff related to issuance and revocation of concealed handgun license.

+ HB 2377 Authorizes issuance of concealed handgun license to person convicted or diverted for certain marijuana offenses in another jurisdiction, if conviction or diversion is equivalent to conviction or diversion that does not operate as bar to obtaining license under Oregon law.
Expands class of marijuana convictions that do not operate as bar to obtaining concealed handgun license to include misdemeanor conviction for possession of marijuana that was committed before possession of less than one ounce was made punishable solely by fine under Oregon law.

HB 2588 Directs Department of State Police to identify states that recognize Oregon concealed handgun licenses and that impose eligibility requirements for issuing concealed handgun licenses that are substantially similar to Oregon requirements.
Provides nonresidents who are licensed to carry concealed handgun in state identified by De- partment of State Police with defenses provided to persons with Oregon concealed handgun license. Prohibits arrest of nonresidents who possess valid concealed handgun license issued in state whose license is verifiable through use of national law enforcement data system.
Prohibits issuance of Oregon concealed handgun license to person convicted of, or found guilty except for insanity of, misdemeanor involving violence.

HB 2589 Eliminates requirement that concealed handgun licensee be resident of county in which license is issued.
Modifies fees related to issuance of concealed handgun license.

+ HB 2605 Modifies certain law enforcement defenses applicable to certain firearms-related crimes

Provided by Oregon Firearms Federation

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links: http://www.oregoncitizenlobby.org/

Training:  Join us at one of the following OCL trainings where we will teach you some basics on how to analyze and grade a bill. This will include how to use the technology we have designed to help make this citizen effort easier.

Trainings will be around the state as follows:

Monday, January 21st from 6pm to 8pm at The Saddle Restaurant: 2220 SE Court Ave.Pendleton

Tuesday, January 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at Shilo Inn: 3105 O.B. Riley Road. Bend

Wednesday, January 23rd from 6pm to 8pm at the Medford Public Library: 205 South Central Ave. Medford

Thursday, January 24th from 6pm to 8pm at the Springfield Utility Board (SUB): 223 “A” Str.,Springfield

Monday, January 28th from 6pm to 8pm at the West End Building, Willamette Rm.: 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego

The Monday, January 28th training in Lake Oswego will also be available live via the web in case anyone was unable to attend a prior training in person. To register to attend the webinar training go to http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E951DB86854938

EOP: 2016: Obama’s America – at the Granada Theater in La Grande

Many of you will be interested to know about a movie “2016: Obama’s America” 
It will be in La Grande this Friday through next Thursday at the Granada.  Here’s a link to the showtimes and they are listed below  http://www.lagrandemovies.com/?p=movie&id=2016_Obamas_America
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30 8/31 9/1
(4:20) 7:10 9:15 (1:50) (4:20) 7:10 9:15
9/2 9/3 9/4 9/5 9/6 9/7 9/8
(1:50) (4:20) 7:10 9:15 (1:50) (4:20) 7:10 9:15 (4:20) 7:10 9:15 (4:20) 7:10 9:15 (4:20) 7:10 9:15
Official Website of movie:
2016: Obama’s America” Box Office Grows By 341% As It Expands To More Movie Screens

EOP: The Federal Government and Our Public Lands

NOTE:

Due to some unforeseen events our speaker for July 12 needs to cancel. We will let you know when we can reschedule Mr. Stephen Pratt as many of you were looking forward to hearing his research and action items.  His topic was the Constitutional conditions/authority of the federal government to own public lands.

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What
: The Federal Government and Our Public Lands
When: Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:00 PM

Where: Flying J
63276 Highway 203
La Grande, OR 97850

The Federal Government and Our Public Lands   Thursday, July 12th from 6PM to 8:30PM Flying J, La Grande, OR   Eastern Oregon Patriots will present Stephen Pratt to speak on the Constitutional conditions/authority of the federal government to own public lands. He will also touch on action that can be taken on this topic.

A short introduction to Stephen Pratt:

Stephen Pratt grew up on a backwoods ranch in the State of Washington. His family was still using draft horses until he was about twelve years old. Steve graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in education. He did further post graduate studies at the University of California at Berkley in the 1960’s. He taught full- time in the public school system for six years and then taught for one year in a private school. Seven years were spent working for the National Center for Constitutional Studies under the direction of renowned historian, W. Cleon Skousen, where Pratt devoted his time to research and teaching in many locations in the United States and two foreign countries.

During the spring of 2005 Stephen was urged by friends to teach a class devoted to American principles and problems. The very successful 16 week course has developed into a program called “Liberty and Learning.” The lessons focus on understanding our history and how it relates to current events. A web site has been established under the name “libertyandlearning.com.”

With his wife, Belva Gae, they are the parents of four children and reside on a sixty acre “ranch” at Cove Fort, Utah. Stephen Pratt is an accomplished craftsman and for the past 20 plus years has earned a living with his hands in a family business called Pratt Wagon Works, where he with his son, Ben, build historic wagons, printing presses and other old fashioned reproductions.

He is working with the Utah legislator that crafted HB 148 that was signed in to law in Utah. Steve Pratt has developed his program that will help all of us get up to speed. He also has credibility with many County Sheriffs and that can only be good for the cause. Sheriff Palmer in Grant County and Sheriff Gil Gilbertson in Josephine county is a part of this group.

 

His presentation here will be different than the videos below…but there will be similar information included.

Stephen Pratt Videos:

4min Teaser: http://youtu.be/h8DG8f3xVo8

part 1of3: http://youtu.be/bfTSYe72KsI
part 2of3: http://youtu.be/-au5DJZ7x1c
part 3of3: http://youtu.be/Gk4oF4-laEI


Eastern Oregon Patriots – 9/12 Project
www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

Check it out!

EOP: End OR DEATH TAX

END ORGON DEATH TAX Petitions need to be in by July 5th.  Go to their website to sign the petition.

They are in the final push and need collectors.  Please contact them if you can help.

http://endoregondeathtax.com/


Eastern Oregon Patriots – 9/12 Project
www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

EOP: Politics Vs Business–Bank Of America

From: McMillan Group International facebook page

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing and McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today (April 19, 2012) Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.
At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possible save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer what my business.”
“That is correct” he says.
I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?”
“You have to do what you must” he said.
“So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?”
Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing left for him to say.

I think it is import for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms should know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position I can not in good conscience support them.

EOP: Final Candidate Forum for Primaries

Primary Finale Forum

May 2nd, 7pm
EOU Ackerman Alumni Room

Sponsored by the EOU College Republicans
and
Union County Republican Central Committee

Please join us in hearing the candidates and asking YOUR questions for the
final vetting here in Union County.

Those participating:
Irene Gilbert
Mark Davidson
Bill Hansell
Brent Smith
Jack Esp
Bob Jenson

Let’s enjoy an evening getting informed!

If you need more information, please contact either:
Evan Bryan-EOU Republicans: bryane@eou.edu
or
Greg Barreto- UCRCC Chair- 541-910-5246


Eastern Oregon Patriots – 9/12 Project
www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

EOP: Make the FS have TRUE Public Notice!

From Karla Davenport…

If you listened to the I Spy Radio Show on Saturday you heard Karen Budd-Falen, Atty., discuss the ability of the Forest Service to be able to close forest roads without true public notification. If you are interested in hearing her explanation go to www.ispyradio.com and listen to the current show.

Attached are two letter templates that you can use to stop their ability to close roads using the Federal Registry without true public notification. If you chose to use the attached templates be sure to date and fill in your personal names and addresses. The first letter is to the Forest Service requesting a personal notification for any changes or actions (and double check that the Baker City address is correct). The second letter is to your county commissioners requesting they hold only public meetings with the forest service so that community individuals can make public comments. Both letters should become a matter of record so should decisions be made without proper notification it adds strength to having standing at a later date.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Best regards,

Karla Davenport, Co-Producer
www.ispyonsalem.com
www.gripnw.com
503-507-9955
1740 Shaff Rd #226
Stayton, OR 97383

EOP: Tuesday! Special International Speaker – Why all the Regulations? and Candidate Q&A

Forest  Road Closures! More Business Regulations! Wolves!

 Property Rights Taken!

 Environmental Regulations!

 

 Why all the Regulations and more Regulations?

 Our Guest Speaker Might Have Some Answers

 

Trevor Loudon

The the man who exposed Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones.

“Trevor Loudon does the job that few in the media ever even attempt . . . one person really can make a difference,
 especially when they have no agenda other than finding the truth.” – Glen Beck
Trevor Louden, international bestselling author of “Obama, The Enemy Within”, speaker and anti-communist researcher will be our guest to discuss the forces behind the efforts
that encroach upon our property and personal rights all of which are fundamentally changing America.  You probably have noticed that across the nation we are facing more regulations and restrictions from all levels of government.

Want to know why?

Come decide what’s true.
Tuesday, April 24th @ 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

Flying J Banquet Room – 63276 Oregon 203  La Grande, OR 97850

A no host dinner will be available.

*Trevor is ending his U.S. tour and heading home to New Zealand soon after he speaks with us.

 

For more information

www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

or find us on Facebook


Eastern Oregon Patriots – 9/12 Project
There is also a Candidate Q & A meeting at Joe Beans at
5:30 tomorrow night  for Brent Smith, Mark Davidson, and
Mark Hansell

EOP: Wallow Whitman SAMPLE APPEAL LANGUAGE

This is a message from the folks at Forest Access For All:

WE HAVE SAMPLES YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR APPEALS!  Kerry White made this so that everyone can modify the sections as it applies to them  MAKE IT UNIQUE SO THEY CAN’T THROW THEM OUT!  Let our voices be heard!

PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU CAN.  THE DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH.

A list of all the road numbers proposed to be closed or partially closed ON THE ENTIRE WALLOWA WHITMAN NATIONAL FOREST will be coming very soon!

 Here is the reality friends.
This is your opportunity to take an action to protect your home.  Do not worry about whether or not you may have standing in the eyes of the USFS.  If you have a passion and love for Wallowa County, your freedoms, your rights, your customs and culture then you need to file this appeal.
Get all your friends and family to joint us on Saturday and have them file an appeal also. 
The USFS would have folks believe they only have the right to be involved if they commented before.  Thats by USFS  regulations friends, they adopted those rules to make their life easier and no one has the power to tell us we cannot defend our beliefs and our homelands.
The USFS does not know us, The USFS does not know our homelands, and further more the USFS does not want to.
My position friends is that they damn well might take my home from me but I am damn sure not going to just give it to them.
Saturday at the Cloverleaf is our chance to take the fight to the USFS.  Keep in mind that the friends of our enemy are our enemy also, those you know that are saying “I oppose this also” have the chance to stand up and be counted.  Look around Saturday and see who your friends are.
Larry
QUESTIONS CALL OUTLAW 541-426-3491 AND ASK FOR DUSTIN

EOP: Wyden Town Halls Next Week

Mulitple citizens are planning on being there to express their concern over the Wallowa-Whitman Forest Roads Closures.

 

Union County Town Hall
April 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
Union County Senior Center
1504 N. Albany Street
La Grande

 

Umatilla County Town Hall
April 12, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
Blue Mountain Community College
Science & Tech., Room 200
2411 NW Carden Avenue
Pendleton

Wallowa County Town Hall
April 13, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Wallowa Senior Center
204 Second Street
Wallowa

Baker County Town Hall
April 14, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Baker City Hall
1655 First Street
Baker City

Malheur County Town Hall
April 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. (MDT)
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW Fifth Avenue
Ontario


Eastern Oregon Patriots – 9/12 Project
www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

EOP: !!!Attention all who refuse to lose access to their forest

FOREST ACCESS FOR ALL:

Attention to all who refuse to lose access to their forest:  On April 6, 2012 at 6 PM, there will be
a public forum at the Blue Mountain Conference Center (404 Twelfth Street, LaGrande, OR).
Kerry White, of Montana’s Citizens for Balanced Use, is the guest speaker and will be discussing
the appeal process on the Forest Service’s Decision to CLOSE almost 4,000 miles of roads in the
Wallowa Whitman National Forest.  This is an issue to all who use the forest for camping, wood
cutting, berry picking, grazing, mining, etc.  The Forest Service will issue a fine of up to $5,000
and up to 6 months imprionment or both if you are violation of this absurd plan.  We must unite
so our voices are heard.  The appeal deadline is April 30, 2012.  Please Join Us.
“there is also a stihl chainsaw and a 2000 Watt Honda gnerator that will be raffled off”

EOP: Meet the Candidates Night

Meet the Candidates Night
WHERE: LAGANDE MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMONS
1108 4th ST.
LAGRANDE, OREGON
WHEN: APRIL 3, 6:30-9:30 P.M.
This may be the best opprotunity to prep yourself for the upcoming elections. Come and hear the candidates speak and find out where they stand on the issues that we face in Eastern Oregon.
 
Invited Candidates for Contested Races:
Secretary of State
Knute Buehler
Labor Commssion
Bruce Starr
Senate Senate 29th District
Maryl Graybeal Featherstone
Bill Hansell
State Representative 58th District
Jack Esp
Rep. Bob Jensen
Brent Smith
Eli Stephens
County Commissioner Position #3
Mark Davidson
Irene Gilbert
 
Candidates will speak in the order listed. Questions will be allowed from the audience.
Come find out who best lines up with your views!  


EOP: Concealed Handgun Privacy bill

Contact the Governor immediately and urge him to sign HB 4045 for CHL privacy.

As you know, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4045, a bill that would provide limited protections for the privacy of CHL holder’s personal information.  As of today, the Governor has NOT signed the bill into law.

Kitzhaber has never been a friend of gun owners and as such we really cannot predict what he will do with the bill.   Kitzhaber earned a reputation as “Dr. No” because of his alarmingly frequent use of his veto power to undermine the will of the people and the legislature.

We are now at a crossroads. It is very important that we, (one more time) make our voices heard and contact the Governor with the short and simple message, “Sign HB 4045.”

You do not have to send a long message. Just the simple “Sign HB 4045″ will do it.

We have all been working for years to protect the privacy of people with concealed handgun licenses.  License holders deserve far more than the limited protections this bill provides, but they certainly deserve at least that.

Please contact the Governor today: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml
Contact John Kitzhaber

www.governor.oregon.gov
It only takes a couple of minutes to send your message to Governor Kitzhaber, let him know you are watching.

 
Oregon Firearms Federation
PO Box 556
Canby, OR 97013

Voice: (503) 263-5830

http://www.oregonfirearms.org/


Eastern Oregon Patriots – 9/12 Project
www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

EOP: Our Eastern Oregon National Forests are in crisis

National Forest Management provided county funds for schools and roads until the year 2000 when the Secure Rural Schools Act of 2000 was introduced. This act gave money to counties in lieu of the money these counties once received from the harvest on the National Forest. Forest Policy Analyst Lindsay Warness will join the Eastern Oregon Patriots’ meeting to discuss this quagmire in further detail and outline some opportunities for action with regards to fiber supply for the local mills.
Thursday, March 8th, 7 p.m. at the Flying J Restaurant, 63276 Hwy 203, La Grande.


Eastern Oregon Patriots – 9/12 Project
www.meetup.com/Eastern-Oregon-Patriots/

EOP: ACTION ALERT – VOTE NO on HB 1464 and 4165 – – Flood Senate and House NOW

Patriots,

HB 4164 and HB 4165 are being discussed on Senate Floor right now. Both are bad bills. Contact your senator and others NOW. Tell them to VOTE NO on HB4164 and HB 4165.

HB 4164 Healthcare Exchange bill will:

  • Open the door for potential misuse of funds, as well as, inefficient administrative/operational practices
  • It grants the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation discretionary financial authority and license to impose/raise taxes and fees
  • Any excess collected fees can be deposited into any account, to use for any purpose, without any oversight
  • Since the law specifically gives the Corporation the authority to do this, the annual audit by the Secretary of State is useless to stop these practices

HR Bill 4165 will:

  • Remove sunset on Early Learning Council and provides funds for and expands oversight of Early Learning
  • Establish goals and timelines for Early Learning Council to complete specified projects
  • Establish Youth Development Council to oversee unified system that supports academic success and reduces criminal involvement
  • Abolish Juvenile Crime Prevention Advisory Committee and transfers functions to the Youth Development Council 
  • Abolish state and local commissions on children and families and transfers functions to the Early Learning Council and Youth Development Council
  • Abolish Commission for Child Care and transfers functions to Early Learning Council
  • Declare emergency, effective on passage

Read HB 4165 here

Jason Atkinson R   503-986-1702 sen.jasonatkinson@state.or.us
Alan Bates D   503-986-1703 sen.alanbates@state.or.us
Lee Beyer D   503-986-1706 sen.leebeyer@state.or.us
Suzanne Bonamici D   503-986-1717 sen.suzannebonamici@state.or.us
Brian Boquist R   503-986-1712 sen.brianboquist@state.or.us
Peter Courtney D   503-986-1600 sen.petercourtney@state.or.us
Richard Devlin D   503-986-1719 sen.richarddevlin@state.or.us
Jackie Dingfelder D   503-986-1723 sen.jackiedingfelder@state.or.us
Chris Edwards D   503-986-1707 sen.chrisedwards@state.or.us
Ted Ferrioli R   503-986-1950 sen.tedferrioli@state.or.us
Larry George R   503-986-1713 sen.larrygeorge@state.or.us
Fred Girod R   503-986-1709 sen.fredgirod@state.or.us
Mark Hass D   503-986-1714 sen.markhass@state.or.us
Betsy Johnson D   503-986-1716 sen.betsyjohnson@state.or.us
Jeff Kruse R   503-986-1701 sen.jeffkruse@state.or.us
Laurie Monnes Anderson D   503-986-1725 sen.lauriemonnesanderson@state.or.us
Rod Monroe D   503-986-1724 sen.rodmonroe@state.or.us
Frank Morse R   503-986-1708 sen.frankmorse@state.or.us
David Nelson R   503-986-1729 sen.davidnelson@state.or.us
Alan Olsen R   503-986-1720 sen.alanolsen@state.or.us
Floyd Prozanski D   503-986-1704 sen.floydprozanski@state.or.us
Diane Rosenbaum D   503-986-1700 sen.dianerosenbaum@state.or.us
Chip Shields D   503-986-1722 sen.chipshields@state.or.us
Bruce Starr R   503-986-1715 sen.brucestarr@state.or.us
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward D   503-986-1717 Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@state.or.us
Chris Telfer R   503-986-1727 sen.christelfer@state.or.us
Chuck Thomsen R   503-986-1726 sen.chuckthomsen@state.or.us
Joanne Verger D   503-986-1705 sen.joanneverger@state.or.us
Doug Whitsett R   503-986-1728 sen.dougwhitsett@state.or.us
Jackie Winters R   503-986-1710 sen.jackiewinters@state.or.us
           


EOP: Guest Speaker on Eastern Oregon National Forests Crisis

Flying J

63276 Highway 203, La Grande, OR (map)

Our Eastern Oregon National Forests are in crisis. National Forest Management provided county funds for schools and roads until the year 2000 when the Secure Rural Schools Act of 2000 was introduced. This act gave money to counties in lieu of the money these counties once received from the harvest on the National Forest. Forest Policy Analyst Lindsay Warness will join the Eastern Oregon Patriots’ meeting to discuss this quagmire in further detail and outline some opportunities for action with regards to fiber supply for the local mills. Thursday, March 8th, 7 p.m. at the Flying J Restaurant, 63276 Hwy 203, La Grande.

 

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