Oregonian Editorial Board calls for 2024 Initiative to Limit Campaign Contributions (July 2, 2023)
Says Oregon Legislature has not acted to curb the massive donations. "Voters should be ready to make their voices known, again, and support efforts to adopt limits by initiative in the 2024 ballot."
Oregon 2020 Measure 107 = Success
Measure 107 (2020) won with a 78% "yes" vote statewide. It removes any barriers to campaign finance reform in the Oregon Constitution, ensuring that Oregon voters can adopt (1) limits on campaign contributions and spending and (2) requirements that political ads name their largest funders, including corporations.
See the remarkable 2019 Oregonian series:
Polluted by Money: How Corporate Cash Corrupted One of the Greenest States in America, by Rob Davis.
The series is available at two places at The Oregonian: HERE and HERE. The first piece documents how Oregon legislators depend on corporate cash and how they reward their donors with lax environmental laws and policies. It includes this powerful 4-minute video-minute video but also much, much more.