2018 OREGON AFL-CIO ENDORSEMENTS
The Oregon AFL-CIO represents over 300,000 working Oregonians, through over 40 affiliated unions and our community affiliate, Working America. We represent working people from Klamath Falls to Portland, the Wallowas to Coos Bay. Our membership is diverse and includes everyone from teachers, firefighters and grocery store workers to electricians and aerospace workers. We come together as the Oregon AFL-CIO because we believe in one simple idea: when working people stand together, we can create positive changes for everyone.
The Oregon AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education votes to endorse candidates and ballot measures based on how they will impact not only our unions, but all working people in the state of Oregon. We carefully consider what each candidate and ballot measure will do to help communities across our state, including schools, healthcare, the right to form a union, trade policies, and much more.
Voting is our chance as working people to support those who support us. Who you vote for is your personal decision, but we hope that you will take the Oregon AFL-CIO’s endorsements into consideration as you fill out your ballot.
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important election dates:
- Oct 16, 2018 - Voter Registration deadline
- Oct 17, 2018 - Ballots mailed to voters
- Nov. 6, 2018 - General Election Day
AS OF AUGUST 4 2018, THE OREGON AFL-CIO HAS ENDORSED THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES & POSITIONS ON BALLOT MEASURES. CLICK ON CANDIDATE PICTURES FOR LINKS TO THEIR WEBSITES.
- Support Constitutional Amendment 102
The constitutional amendment would make affordable housing bond dollars go farther by allowing Local governments to partner with non-profit and private housing providers.
- Oppose Constitutional Amendment 103
Tax carve out for corporations like Walmart who want to avoid paying their fair share. Blocks the ability of voters and local governments to make their own decisions about local issues and address public health crises.
- Oppose Constitutional Amendment 104
Would make it harder to eliminate tax loopholes or hold corporations and the wealthy accountable for paying their fair share.
- Oppose Ballot Measure 105
Repeals 30-year-old sanctuary state law. Backed by a known hate group, it would increase racial profiling, harm immigrant communities, and jeopardize public safety.
- Oppose Ballot Measure 106
Backed by anti-choice extremists, it would reduce access to abortion by eliminating funding for abortion and women’s healthcare for people on Medicaid and public employees.