|Just days until ballots 'drop' for January vote; campaign in high gear|
With just days remaining until ballots are "dropped" in the mail, the campaigns surrounding Measures 66 and 67 are hitting high gear.
The measures, scheduled for the January 26 ballot, would provide $733 million for Oregon schools, healthcare, public safety and services for seniors and the disadvantaged. Revenue from the corporate and personal income tax measures is already included in the 2009-11 state budget. The 2009 legislature cut education, human services, public safety and other state programs by nearly $2 billion; if the measures are defeated, another $733 million would need to be cut from the state budget, including an estimated $285 million from K-12 budgets.
The COSA Board has adopted a resolution supporting a "yes" vote on ballot measures 66 and 67. Recent polling shows that the measures have a very real chance to pass. As in every campaign, one key to victory is for supporters to do the grass roots work of knocking on doors and making phone calls, as well as to getting the message out, primarily via television. There are plenty of opportunities for supporters to get involved and do their part, including:
COSA has developed a set of resources school leaders can use to learn more about the measures, as well as share information with local audiences:
|This page was last updated on Monday, January 11, 2010 .|