2016 General Election Recommendations

Please note that election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016! Click below to access quick links on this page:

YES on 97

OEA Recommends a YES VOTE on MEASURE 97! 

Oregon needs Measure 97. After decades of underfunding, our schools are suffering while corporations pay lower taxes here than anywhere else. By making Comcast, Monsanto and Wells Fargo pay their fair share, like they do in other states, we can build the Oregon that working families deserve. Measure 97 will make large, out-of-state corporations with more than $25 million in Oregon sales pay their fair share. Measure 97 requires the revenue be directed to schools, health care and services for senior citizens. 

Download OEA's Voter Guide

For a full list of recommendations on ballot measure, statewide candidates, and local school funding measures, download OEA's Voter Guide!

Calling all Political Activists!

Sign up to help pass Measure 97 by phonebanking and canvassing in your community. Click here to find an event near you.

2016 Recommended Candidates

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Local Bond/Levy Endorsements

OEA Locals have endorsed a YES VOTE on the following local bond/levy campaigns:

  • Measure 3-487 YES — PASSED
    North Clackamas School District 
  • Measure 34-248 YES — PASSED
    Tigard Tualatin School District 
  • Measure 3-504 YES — FAILED
    Molalla River School District 
  • Measure 24-417 YES  — FAILED
    ​Jefferson School District
  • Measure 34-254 YES — PASSED 
    Sherwood School District
  • Measure 2-104 YES — PASSED
    Corvallis School District 
  • Measure 3-501 YES — FAILED
    Estacada School District 
  • Measure 26-187 — PASSED
    Gresham-Barlow School District

If you have any questions about the 2016 General election process, contact OEA Statewide Political Organizer Jenny Smith.

Join our Political Cadre!

If you're interested in learning more about how to successfully lead a local election effort, please contact OEA's Government Relations Department and become an OEA Political Activist through OEA's Political Cadre program!

Become a Member of OEA-PIE!

OEA-PIE is OEA’s political action committee – made up every OEA member who makes a voluntary contribution.  Together with The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, it allows you to combine your investment with thousands of other members to elect lawmakers who care about public education as much as we do.  Go here to learn more and donate to OEA-PIE.

Information on Voting

To date, nearly thousands of Oregon educators have already voted. You should be one of them! Stick your ballot in the mail today, or if you'd rather drop of your ballot go here for a map of drop-off sites in your area.

For more information on voting in Oregon and to view the Voter's Pamphlet online, visit the Secretary of State's website here.