Please take a few minutes to read this important announcement!
May 18, 2013 OFIR members and supporters:
The 10-line signature sheets used for gathering signatures for the Referendum on SB 833 are now available. Our devoted volunteers that are chomping at the bit to get going can now start signature gathering.
These 10-line signature sheets must be obtained from the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses campaign. They cannot be photocopied. This is a strict rule of the Secretary of State which we must follow. If photocopied forms are used, the Secretary of State will not accept them, and the signatures on them will not likely be counted.
This may seem an overly bureaucratic requirement by the Secretary of State’s office, but it’s necessary for us to observe all the guidelines they set forth to get the benefit of all possible signatures.
If you are in the Salem area you can pick up signature gathering packets: Tuesday, May 21 from 11am - 1pm, on the steps of the Capitol in Salem. (Keep your fingers crossed for a dry day)
Signature sheet packets will also be available at the OFIR meeting*, Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 pm in Salem. If you have single signature sheets you have printed out and signed, or filled some 10 signature sheets to turn in, bring them to the meeting, too. When you are finished collecting signatures, please send them to us and, if you could, please send back the copy of the bill we provided to you. We can send it out in another packet. (save paper, save money, too)
If you are interested in gathering signatures for the referendum on SB 833, and you can't attend either event, Send an email to Protect Oregon Driver Licenses and request the 10-line signature sheets. Please include your name and postal mailing address; also tell us how many 10 signature sheets you would like us to send to you.
We are in the process now of mailing the 10-line signature sheets to persons who previously requested them. If you don’t receive your previously-requested sheets within the next few days, please notify us. Send an email to Protect Oregon Driver Licenses. Alternatively, you can query OFIR at email@example.com.
Thanks to everyone who has offered to help gather signatures!!
The single-signature sheets can be downloaded from http://www.protectoregondl.org/ at any time. Please alert friends, relatives and neighbors about being able to download the single-signature sheets. Please DO NOT make multiple copies of the single signature sheet and distribute. It’s a strict requirement of the Secretary of State that the text of the bill, SB 833, be available for viewing when collecting signatures. That is the reason why the single signature sheets cannot be copied and handed out to others. A copy of the full bill is available
on the website: http://www.protectoregondl.org/.
If you are able to collect signatures from others, it’s necessary to use the 10-form signature sheet and have a copy of the text of SB 833 with you to let people read if they wish.
The Secretary of State may not be able to overlook minor infractions of their rules. Signatures must be legible as well as the printed names. The Secretary of State’s office is obligated, for the protection of both sides of the issue, to be certain ALL rules are followed to the letter. So, let's not give them a reason to disqualify any signatures we gather.
Signature gatherers, please DO NOT sign the 10 signature sheet until you are done collecting signatures. Your signature and the date are the LAST things to go on the sheet.
Please leave blank the lower right corner space where the words "Sheet Number" appear. This space is reserved for managers' use at the end of the campaign. At that time, the managers will number all sheets prior to submission to the Secretary of State.
1.) Only Oregon registered voters should sign the petition. They should sign the petition only ONE time.
2.) Remind signers to write legibly and use the same name they used when they registered to vote.
3.) If people aren't registered to vote, DON'T have them sign the petition. Tell them: First, get registered online, then wait 3 business days before signing the petition.
4.) Don't argue immigration issues with potential signers ... save that for another day. If they are hesitant, simply refer them to the Protect Oregon Drivers Licenses website at http://www.protectoregondl.org/
Reaction to OFIR’s announcement of the Referendum has shown an outpouring of widespread public support for rescinding SB 833, the bill passed on April 30 which would grant driver cards to illegal aliens. Check for updates on the OFIR website at http://www.oregonir.org.
If you have the opportunity to call in to a talk show about the referendum, please do. Lars Larsen and Bill Post have been great helping to spread the word.
We need 58.142 valid signatures of registered voters to put this referendum over the top.
We think the signatures are out there for sure! Let’s get them.
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From Lars Larson & Oregonians for Immigration Reform:
Print out one of the petitions...sign it...and send it in
OFIR is going to gather the signatures to put this law, signed by Kitzhaber last month, and put it on the ballot. If it qualifies, then the law is put on hold at least till the election in Nov of next year
At the polls, I’m confident that Oregonians won’t vote for illegal alien driver’s licenses...which will be a boon to drug smugglers too
Lars Facebook The Lars Larson Show
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Update on Progress of the Referendum
May 15, 2013
OFIR members and supporters:
The online signature sheet is now available!
A temporary website is now open containing basic information on the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses referendum. The URL is: http://www.protectoregondl.org/
You can view the petition and referendum documents on the site.
SB 833 signed bill. This is the full bill passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
Petition signature sheet (electronic version) This is a single signature sheet. It includes a summary of SB 833 written in the Secretary of State’s office. To sign the petition, simply print this sheet on white paper only - colored paper is not allowed. Then follow instructions on the sheet. Mail signed petition sheets to the address below. Note: Signature sheets are not to be printed out and distributed. They are for personal use only.
The Signature Sheet may appear confusing at first. It is a form used by the Secretary of State for any bill
passed that citizens wish to have a Referendum on. The top section is supplied by the Secretary of State and identifies the substance of the bill in question. The bottom section is where citizens send a message to the Secretary of State requesting a vote by the people. The reference to “full and correct copy of the text” refers in our case, to SB 833 as passed.
When the longer, 10-signature sheets are available, we will notify members.
Many thanks to members for all the enthusiastic, encouraging messages received about this project. Hopefully, the next OFIR bulletin will be ... On your mark, get set, GO!
Protect Oregon Driver Licenses
PO Box 7354 Salem OR 97303
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