January 18th, 2010 5:33 pm | by Brittany Rogers News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

Hundreds Spend MLK Day Urging Oregon to Vote Yes on 66 & 67 Campaign

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An estimated 500-plus people packed this morning into the Vote Yes on 66-67 campaign office in Northeast Portland, as they readied themselves for a statewide day of canvassing about the mail-in Jan. 26 election.

The effort was part of a statewide push that included Salem, Medford, Bend, Corvallis and Eugene — which together brought in around 200 more volunteers in those cities.

In Portland, everyone from nurses to teachers and whole families went door-to-door with lawn signs and informational packets to educate voters about the potential consequences of this election.

“I really think that if these ballot measures lose,” said Elana Guiney, communications director of the Vote Yes campaign, “it's going to be pretty devastating to our community. It touches everyone.”

Tom Sincic, a resident of Northeast Portland and a nurse for a school-based community health clinic, was among the volunteers this morning. “Big corporations say they need to be treated as citizens,” Sincic said, referring to Measure 67, “so they need to be taxed like citizens.”
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