Oregon Call To Action: Protect Voters’ Will — M91 Is Being Undermined
I received the following action e-mail from the Oregon legalization campaign. Sorry for any formatting issues – I had to copy and paste this on my lunch break from work, and the e-mail formatting was a bit funky:
Some politicians in Salem want to undermine Oregon voters by making it easy to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. If Senate Bill 964 passes, city councils and county commissions could arbitrarily shut down medical marijuana facilities — without a vote of the people.
That’s not the policy Oregonians voted for when passing Measure 91 with over 56% of the vote. We promised to protect medical marijuana patients who depend on local dispensaries to get life-saving medicine. But Senate Bill 964 would partially dismantle Oregon’s medical marijuana program. It would invite expensive lawsuits that could disrupt implementation of Measure 91. It would feed the criminal market.
Senate Bill 964 is sponsored by Democratic Senator Ginny Burdick and Republican Senator Jeff Kruse.
Both The Oregonian and the Register-Guard have published editorials calling for a public vote, as Measure 91 allows.
CALL TO ACTION:
Please send emails to the Senate and House Democrats right now.
Tell Senate and House Democrats that they should oppose Senate Bill 964 because it is against the will of voters. Under Measure 91 — which 56 percent of Oregonians approved — voters, not politicians, get to decide if state-regulated marijuana businesses can be banned in a particular jurisdiction.
E-mails to copy and paste:
Sen.AlanBates@state.or.us, Sen.LeeBeyer@state.or.us, Sen.GinnyBurdick@state.or.us, Sen.PeterCourtney@state.or.us, Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us, Sen.RichardDevlin@state.or.us, Sen.ChrisEdwards@state.or.us, Sen.SaraGelser@state.or.us, Sen.MarkHass@state.or.us, Sen.BetsyJohnson@state.or.us, Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@state.or.us, Sen.RodMonroe@state.or.us, Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us, Sen.ChuckRiley@state.or.us, Sen.ArnieRoblan@state.or.us, Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us, Sen.ChipShields@state.or.us, Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@state.or.us,Rep.JeffBarker@state.or.us, Rep.PhilBarnhart@state.or.us, Rep.BrentBarton@state.or.us, Rep.DeborahBoone@state.or.us, Rep.PeterBuckley@state.or.us, Rep.BrianClem@state.or.us, Rep.MargaretDoherty@state.or.us,Rep.PaulEvans@state.or.us, Rep.ShemiaFagan@state.or.us, Rep.LewFrederick@state.or.us, Rep.JoeGallegos@state.or.us; Rep.DavidGomberg@state.or.us;Rep.ChrisGorsek@state.or.us; Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.us, Rep.KenHelm@state.or.us, Rep.PaulHolvey@state.or.us, Rep.ValHoyle@state.or.us, Rep.AlissaKenyGuyer@state.or.us,Rep.BettyKomp@state.or.us, Rep.TinaKotek@state.or.us, Rep.AnnLininger@state.or.us, Rep.JohnLively@state.or.us, Rep.CaddyMcKeown@state.or.us, Rep.SusanMclain@state.or.us, Rep.NancyNathanson@state.or.us, Rep.RobNosse@state.or.us, Rep.CarlaPiluso@state.or.us, Rep.DanRayfield@state.or.us, Rep.TobiasRead@state.or.us, Rep.JeffReardon@state.or.us, Rep.BarbaraSmithWarner@state.or.us, Rep.KathleenTaylor@state.or.us, Rep.JessicaVegaPederson@state.or.us, Rep.JenniferWilliamson@state.or.us, Rep.BradWitt@state.or.us
Senate Leadership & Key Senators
Peter Courtney (Salem)
Senate President Pro Tempore & Chair of the Implementing Measure 91 Committee
Ginny Burdick (Portland)
Vice-Chair of the Implementing Measure 91 Committee
Floyd Prozanski (South Lane & Northern Douglas Counties)
Member of the Implementing Measure 91 Committee
Lee Beyer (Springfield)
Senate Majority Leader
Diane Rosenbaum (Portland)
Senate Majority Whip
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (NW Portland/Beaverton)
Senate Assistant Majority Leader
Michael Dembrow (Portland)
House Democratic Leadership
Val Hoyle (West Eugene & Junction City)
Speaker Pro Tempore
Tobias Reed (Beaverton)
Jessica Vega Pederson (East Portland)
Deputy Majority Whip
Jennifer Williamson (Portland’s West Side, Downtown, Northwest, and Southwest Portland)