The measure is a great vehicle for taking big money out of politics and reducing corruption. Of course, the Portland Business Alliance - which likes to purchase their candidates (candidates that then often work against the common good of our community) - is working hard to defeat the Measure 26-108.
Yesterday, the Voter's Pamphlet came out. A group of religious leaders - myself included - had a statement in the pamphlet where we explained why we support measure 26-108:
More faith leaders - including Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon - have since endorsed Measure 26-108. We're joined by many local business groups that don't share the Portland Business Alliance's agenda, neighborhood leaders, good government reform activists, and other citizens who want democracy to be fair and accessible to the people - not just those with deep pockets.
Please join me in voting YES on Measure 26-108.