Last week, more than 400 Oregonians flooded the capitol to ask legislators to choose Oregon families over corporate profits. Teachers, homecare workers, parents, and advocates met with their elected officials to share stories of how our budget crisis has affected their students, patients, and families.
They made clear that cutting services while Oregon remains 50th in corporate taxes is unacceptable. Oregon already has the third largest class sizes in the nation, over 280,000 people cannot afford health care and more of our seniors retire into poverty today than a decade ago. The time to invest in our children and families is now. We can’t afford to allow Oregon to be a top corporate welfare state, depriving working Oregonians the fully funded schools and services they deserve.
Legislators from around the state heard our concerns, saw our vision for A Better Oregon, and signed onto our pledge to put Oregon families first!
Our fight continues at town halls around Oregon this month. Hundreds of Oregonians will be coming together in Tillamook, Washington County, and East Multnomah County to stand up and speak out to protect the programs and services that families need. RSVP and join us!