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Ballot Measure 101 – Election Forum January 9

December 15, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Events, News

COMING SOON:  the video recording of the League of Women Voters of Portland election forum on Ballet Measure 101. A shorter Highlights version will follow the full-length recording of the entire forum.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 7 to 8 p.m.,

Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Free and open to the public.

The panel will include a speaker to present the factual information on the ballot measure (Peter Graven, OHSU), a speaker for the Yes Campaign (Rachel Solotaroff, CEO of Central City Concern) and a speaker for the No Campaign (Lindsay Berschauer, Oregonians Against More Healthcare Taxes).

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.

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.

 

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

 

The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media. It will be available for viewing online via this website 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 voterservice@lwvpdx.org. The LWVOR online Voters’ Guide for Ballot Measure 101 is available here.

 

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