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.
Please click the link and fill out the form to RSVP to the closest Ways and Means roadshow near you! We are encouraging our members to attend either the Portland Community College or the Lane Community College events. Be sure to wear your AFT-Oregon shirts (if you need one, please contact Jennifer Parrish Taylor, Political Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-888-5665).
Saturday, February 25 — Eugene
1 to 3 p.m.
Rooms 308-309 Building 17 (The Forum)
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene