|Major donations to Yes for Fair and Honest Elections|
|09/28/2020||North Star Action Center||$3,000|
|09/11/2020||Team Oregon Victory Fund (19420)||$5,000|
|09/04/2020||End Citizen's United||$1,200|
|08/31/2020||Alliance for Democracy Portland||$1,200|
|08/17/2020||Oregon AFSCME council 75||$5,000|
|08/16/2020||Kafoury & McDougal||$2,000|
|08/07/2020||End Citizen's United||$14,000|
|07/27/2020||Voters' Right to Know||$14,000|
|06/29/2020||Team Oregon Victory Fund (19420)||$5,000|
|06/02/2020||Honest Elections Oregon||$5,000|
|05/22/2020||Kafoury & McDougal||$2,500|
|04/20/2020||AFSCME Council 75||$10,000|
"The ACLU of Oregon has a particular interest in this case because in recent years, the organization’s understanding of the relationship between campaign finance regulation and the freedom of expression enshrined in both the U.S. and Oregon Constitutions has evolved. This reckoning started in 2011, in the wake of Citizens United. ACLU National came to recognize the multiple, deleterious effects of excessive money in politics – including its negative impact on communities historically excluded from meaningful political participation – and reconsidered its previous absolute opposition to any regulation of campaign finance."This is the official title for the measure, as provided by the Attorney General, as it will appear on the ballot:
Result of “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote allows laws, created by the Legislative Assembly, local governments or voters that limit contributions and expenditures made to influence an election. Allows laws that require disclosure of contributions and expenditures made to influence an election. Allows laws that require campaign or election advertisements to identify who paid for them. Campaign contribution limits cannot prevent effective advocacy. Applies to laws enacted or approved on or after January 1, 2016.
Result of “No” Vote: “No” vote retains current law. Courts currently find the Oregon Constitution does not allow laws limiting campaign expenditures. Laws limiting contributions are allowed if the text of the law does not target expression.
Summary: The Oregon Supreme Court has interpreted the Oregon Constitution to prohibit limits on expenditures made in connection with a political campaign or to influence the outcome of an election. Limits on contributions are allowed if the text of the law does not target expression. The proposed measure amends the Oregon Constitution to allow the Oregon Legislative Assembly, local governments, and the voters by initiative to pass laws that limit contributions and expenditures made in connection with a political campaign and contributions and expenditures made to influence an election. The measure would allow laws that require disclosure of political campaign and election contributions and expenditures. The measure would allow laws that require political campaign and election advertisements to identify who paid for them. Laws limiting campaign contributions cannot prevent effective advocacy. Measure applies to all laws enacted or approved on or after January 1, 2016.
|Post Date: 2020-10-05 11:42:14||Last Update: 2020-10-04 07:51:46|