Tell the Ways and Means Committee don't cut services-raise revenue!

With a $1.8 billion state budget deficit, Oregon families are facing massive cuts to schools, health care, and the services they rely on daily. We may see nearly 350,000 people lose their insurance through the Oregon health plan, and tens of thousands may lose access to their mental health and dental care. Thousands of seniors and people with disabilities will likely lose access to services that help them live independently and with dignity in their homes. And we will likely see funding for early education programs slashed. This is unacceptable so long as the world’s largest corporations pay the lowest corporate taxes in the entire nation.

In the next few weeks, the Ways and Means committee will be hitting the road, traveling to various different cities around Oregon. This is the one and only time that legislators will be coming to us and not the other way around. At every stop, from Ashland to Tillamook, from Umatilla to Portland, we need YOU to show up and tell them:

Cuts to schools, health care and critical services are unacceptable so long as the world’s largest corporations pay the lowest corporate taxes in the entire nation here in Oregon.

Saturday, February 11 -- Portland Noon to 2 p.m. Main Mall, Amo DeBernardis CC Building PCC, Sylvania campus 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland

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If you are interested in joining SJCO, see our calendar for the next meeting.

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