The Oregon Education Association carefully monitors what issues might be on the ballot in 2018 including statewide measures. Over 30 initiative petitions have been filed and are actively working toward approved for the 2018 General Election. Here are a list of the issues we are monitoring. Click here for a full list of current ballot measures.
Measure 105 - OEA Opposes
Anti-immigrant Measure 105 would throw out Oregon’s existing “sanctuary” law. This law passed with broad support from Republicans and Democrats and has been protecting Oregonians from unfair racial profiling for more than 30 years.
A No vote on Measure 105 will keep the law in place, ensuring that:
- Local police personnel, funds, equipment and facilities are not used to pursue and detain people suspected only of violating federal immigration law.
- Oregonians cannot be stopped, detained or interrogated just because someone thinks they might be an undocumented immigrant.
- Local police can continue to hold people accountable, including both immigrants and non-immigrants, if they commit crimes and harm our community.
- Oregon taxpayer money will be kept in our communities and won’t be diverted to do the job of federal law enforcement.