Here’s the good news. We’re closer than ever before to a revenue solution that will end decades of disinvestment in Oregon’s schools and critical services, with the recent release of the Oregon Education Investment Initiative from legislative leaders.
A plan like this—which asks corporations to pay their fair share—was desperately needed. If we don’t pass something like it soon, the results will be devastating: 3,000 educators could lose their jobs and 350,000 Oregonians would be kicked off their health insurance.
But the plan isn’t law yet, and these massive cuts are still looming.
Join AFT-Oregon, SEIU Local 503, and allies in Salem on Tuesday, June 6 to tell our elected officials “Oregon Can’t Wait” for big business to decide it’s time to pay their fair share.
Now is the time to tell our elected leaders we won’t accept deeper cuts while Oregon has one of the lowest corporate taxes in the nation. We need them to ask corporations to pay more, and we can’t wait.
To make that clear, AFT-Oregon will be joining SEIU Local 503 and the A Better Oregon coalition for our largest event at the capitol ever.
Oregon Can’t Wait Rally
Tuesday, June 6 – Noon
Capitol Steps, Salem
Bus service will be available (leaving at 10 AM) from Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis, and lunch will be provided.
Join us as we storm the steps of the capitol to make sure legislators know that Oregon Can’t Wait for more revenue. We expect this to be one of the largest crowds the capitol has ever seen, with over 1,000 rallying.
This fight has never been more important. Will I see you there?
David Rives, AFT-Oregon President