Oregon Ballot Measure 101—Election Forum
Please join The League of Women Voters of Portland for an election forum on Oregon Ballet Measure 101. The public and free forum will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 7-8 p.m. in the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
The panel will include a speaker to present the factual information on the ballot measure (Peter Graven, OHSU), a speaker for the Yes Campaign (Rob Nosse, State Representative and Yes for Healthcare) and a speaker representing the opponents (TBD from opposing group).
Ballot Measure 101. Measure 101 is a Veto Referendum to repeal parts of the bill (HB2391) passed by the 2017 Legislature to provide funding for health care for low-income Oregonians, through a temporary assessment on insurers and some hospitals.
A YES vote retains the funding and the federal matching funds.
A NO vote removes the funding provisions in the bill.
Some Important dates for this Oregon Special Election:
December 27, 2017 – Voters’ Pamphlet mailed by Secretary of State
January 2, 2018 – Voter Registration deadline
January 3, 2018 – Ballots Mailed
January 23, 2018 – Special Election Day
Parking is available on the street. Multnomah County Building is easily accessed by public transportation. Trimet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 and the Portland Streetcar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media. It will be available for viewing online via www.lwvpdx.org and YouTube, as well as on the LWVOR website – www.lwvor.org.
A LWV of Portland speaker on Ballot Measure 101 can be scheduled by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The LWVOR online Voters’ Guide for Ballot Measure 101 is available at http://lwvor.org/standard-voters-guide-special-election-january-2018/