- Rick Bonetti
Oregon Ballot Measures
Updated: Nov 26, 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 is the deadline for Oregon voter registration for the November 8, 2022 General Election. If you are already registered you will have received a Voter' Pamphlet from the State of Oregon.
Oregon Ecumenical Ministries (EMO) has also published in The Voice it's Voters Guide to 2022 Oregon Ballot Measures where they explain why they recommend YES votes on all four measures:
Right to Health Care - Vote YES on Measure 111
Remove Slavery as Punishment for a Crime - Vote YES on Measure 112
Government Accountability - Vote YES on Measure 113
Reduction of Gun Violence - Vote YES on Measure 114
EMO has adopted a Statement of Social Principles that guides their public policy work. In this statement, they have identified core principles and areas of social concern, including:
Peace and Global Justice
Human Rights & Religious Freedom
Family and Community Well-being
Public Witness and the Common Good
"Our faith traditions call us to be thoughtful and active advocates for peace, social justice, human dignity and environmental stewardship. EMO seeks to empower people of faith and all Oregonians to fulfill their role in the democratic process." Please thoughtfully consider arguments offered by both supporters and opponents of each measure. Engage the wisdom of your own tradition and engage in a thoughtful process of discernment in exercising your civic duty to vote,
"Voting is not only our right, it is our power.” ~ Loung Ung
Oregon League of Conservation Voters has also recommended YES votes on statewide ballot measures 111, 112 and 113 as well as endorsements for other political candidates.
Vote411 brought to us by the League of Women Voters Education Fund has personalized voting information if you enter your address.
Note: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon does not speak for The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon; they release all public policy statements through the Oregon Catholic Conference.