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 102 - OEA Supports
Throughout Oregon, rents and housing costs have skyrocketed. People and families are struggling to afford their homes. Too many hard-working Oregonians worry that they are being priced out of their community. Measure 102 would lift the ban that currently exists on government working with non-profits and local businesses to build affordable housing with bond funds.
MEASURE 103 - OEA Opposes
Measure 103 is a risky and dangerous experiment that would lock an unprecedented, unnecessary and flawed tax loophole into Oregon’s constitution. This measure would retroactively ban a so-called “grocery tax” that doesn’t exist in Oregon. No other state has a massive tax exemption for one industry in their Constitution.
MEASURE 104 - OEA Opposes
Measure 104 is a wasteful and unnecessary constitutional amendment that would lock in tax loopholes and perks for special interests and increase political gridlock. It would risk a government shutdown and threaten Oregon’s schools and healthcare. Oregon already has a supermajority requirement to protect taxpayers from needless taxes. Measure 104 is designed to protect special interests, not taxpayers.
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.
MEASURE 106 - OEA Opposes
Measure 106 would roll back health care coverage for over 77,000 women who are covered under public employee benefits such as PEBB and OEBB. It would eliminate some coverage for over 250,000 women currently on the Oregon Health Plan. This bill would eliminate certain reproductive coverages.