Exciting news! This week, hundreds of new voices joined our call for investments in schools and services. From prominent Oregon businesses to the editorial board of the state’s largest paper, the message is clear: Oregon can’t wait for investment! With the end of the Legislative session almost upon us, this support is more important than ever. We need bold action from our legislators now.
That’s why it’s so exciting to see some of Oregon’s most beloved businesses showing what business leadership looks like. Together, Nike, the Technology Association of Oregon and Oregon Bioscience Association — which include key Oregon businesses like Genentech and Intel — stepped up and took a stand for Oregon’s schools and family services:
“We support forging a path toward greater stability in the state budget that will strengthen our communities, our workforce and our local and regional economies.”
But these businesses aren’t the only leaders calling for a budget that works for every Oregon family. The Oregonian added its voice too:
“Oregon’s state budget needs to be stabilized now to provide sustained support for those most vulnerable Oregonians in the years to come. The time has come.”
They’re right, and we’re ready to take that message to the Capitol: In less than two weeks, the A Better Oregon Coalition will come together for its largest event ever. On June 6th, more than 1,000 supporters are storming the steps of the Capitol to make sure legislators know that Oregon can’t wait for revenue.
The support of Oregon businesses and opinion leaders brings us closer than ever to the budget Oregon families deserve — but we can’t make it across the finish line without the help of supporters like you. Let’s make history this legislative session. RSVP to join one of the largest rallies the State Capitol has ever seen, and let’s end the wait for the investments our families need. (Lunch and transportation from Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene provided!)