Action Alert
05 01 15

Support Paid Sick Leave in Oregon

PAID SICK LEAVE A Basic Famiy Need Good for Business Good for us All Paid Sick Leave (also called Paid Sick Time) is being debated in the Oregon legislature. Paid sick leave is a critical "family value" that improves worker productivity, worker health, and family security. Paid Sick Leave

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Action Alert
04 07 15

Tell Senator Wyden to Oppose Fast-Tracking Free Trade Agreement

The Obama Administration is negotiating a massive commercial agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 11 other Pacific Rim nations: Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore,Vietnam, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Brunei. They are asking Congress to approve a “Fast Track” procedure for the TPP. Please email or phone (202-224-5244) Senator…

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Informational Alert
10 22 14

Onward Oregon 2014 Voter Guide

Onward Oregon 2014 Voter Guide Recommended Votes for Statewide Ballot Measures In one of the more exciting off-year elections in recent memory, a number of important measures are on the ballot.  The team at Onward Oregon has pored over the arguments on both sides of each measure, and is ready…

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Informational Alert
09 27 14

Benefit Companies in Oregon

Businesses Working for People, Planet (and Profit) Last summer, Governor Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2296 into law, which created a new business type in Oregon: the Benefit Company. What Is a Benefit Company (“B-Corp”)? A Benefit Company, or “B-Corp,” is a corporation that legally institutes social goals beyond financial profits…

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Action Alert
08 25 14

Consider the Intel Decision

DO YOU LIVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY? MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW The Washington County Commission and Hillsboro City Council are considering the new 30 Year Intel Investment Proposal and are taking comments up through Tuesday, August 26th. This is a BIG DEAL and more time is needed to review the proposal.…

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The Open Internet is Threatened by the Federal Communications Commission Onward Oregon and Portland Radio Station X-Ray FM ask you to help save Net Neutrality by submitting your comments to the FCC. Submit your comments by August 31. The internet is a critical part of America’s infrastructure, almost as important…

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Action Alert
05 09 14

Allen Amabisca for Washington County Chair

You have an opportunity to change the priorities of Washington County. The current County Chair, Andy Duyck, has been on the Board for 20 years.  Career politicians tend to become more comfortable and less creative the longer they’re in that position.  It’s time for a change at the top. You deserve someone…

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Action Alert
04 22 14

Oppose Oregon Fossil Fuel Exports

Veresen, a Canadian company, seeks to export natural gas to Asian markets from Coos Bay, Oregon.  In order to do so it must obtain conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Energy for a pipeline to Coos Bay. Unfortunately Oregon Senator Ron Wyden supports this approval. Call Senator Wyden at (202)…

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Informational Alert
04 08 14

The Thin Green Line Can Fight Climate Change

Climate change is already occurring, with sea level rise, ocean acidification and greatly increased frequency and intensity of droughts, floods, forest fires and other extreme weather events. If carbon pollution is allowed to increase and world temperatures rise beyond a 3.6 degree Fahrenheit target, the frequency and intensity of such natural disasters will…

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