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Voter Forums 2020: Measure 107(OR)

Measure 107 State

Measure 107: Amends Constitution: Allows laws limiting political campaign contributions and expenditures, requiring disclosure of political campaign contributions and expenditures, and requiring political campaign advertisements to identify who paid for them
  • Result of “Yes” Vote: 'Yes' vote allows laws, created by the Legislative Assembly, local governments or voters that limit contributions and expenditures made to influence an election. Allows laws that require disclosure of contributions and expenditures made to influence an election. Allows laws that require campaign or election advertisements to identify who paid for them. Campaign contribution limits cannot prevent effective advocacy. Applies to laws enacted or approved on or after January 1, 2016.
  • Result of “No” Vote: “'No' vote retains current law. Courts currently find the Oregon Constitution does not allow laws limiting campaign expenditures. Laws limiting contributions are allowed if the text of the law does not target expression.

General Notes about Researching Ballot Measures

Reminders when researching Ballot Measure Information

  1. Read arguments from multiple perspectives, not just the arguments of the perspective you are presenting.
  2. Be aware of your own (Confirmation) Bias:  what you personally believe will affect  both WHAT and HOW you search for information, and HOW you interpret the information you find, whether you intend it to or not.
  3. Use original sources whenever possible:  if someone quotes a statistic, WHERE did they get that information? This is especially true for comments in the Voters' Pamphlet, or information on BallotPedia.
  4. Research your sources....:  WHO is the person or organization making the claim?  WHAT might their reason  be for making those claims? WHAT, if anything, gives them credibility?
  5. ...but Don't Take Their Word For It : when researching a source, don't trust the "about us" page of the person or organization's website. Read laterally.  WHAT do other people say about the source?


Note on Voters Guides

Note: anyone may file an argument in the voters pamphlet, rules and fees for doing so are here (Multnomah County), and here (Statewide). Rules for for what is prohibited are here .  Postings are not Checked or Edited for accuracy.

Note: on rare occasions, citizens will file "Arguments in Opposition" as "Arguments in Support" (and vice versa) but phrased in a way as to resemble the type filed as. 

Example:  "Vote YES on Measure 24-601 if you think STEALING bread from hardworking small business owners should be legal."

Arguments AGAINST