Sheriffs of Oregon PAC - endorser

Political Action Committee

The Sheriffs of Oregon support the citizens veto referendum #301 to overturn SB 833. We urge a NO vote.

(Salem, OR) — Oregon’s Sheriffs have voted overwhelmingly to oppose measure 301, which provides "drivers cards" to people who cannot prove their legal presence in the united states.

"Offering the privilege to drive to people who are breaking the law makes no sense to those of us who enforce the law," said Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin. "It just doesn’t pass the ‘common sense’ test.

Oregon’s Sheriffs urge voters to oppose measure 301."

In 2013 the Oregon legislature passed a bill creating "drivers cards" for people in Oregon who are unable to provide documentation that they are in the United States legally. The basis for the law was to allow this population the ability to obtain insurance and drive legally.

Thousands of signatures were gathered to refer the new law to a vote. Oregon voters will decide the fate of drivers cards in November, 2014.

The Sheriffs of Oregon political action committee (SOO-PAC) is the voice of Oregon’s 36 elected sheriffs.

Support from a super majority of Sheriffs is required before SOO-PAC takes a position on a measure or supports a candidate for public office.

28 Sheriffs voted to oppose drivers cards. The remaining eight sheriffs have not taken a public position on the measure to our knowledge.

NOTE:  The referendum endorsement is made by the SOO PAC - Sheriff's of Oregon - Political Action Committee

OSSA - Oregon State Sheriffs' Association
The Oregon State Sheriffs' Association was formed in 1916 to give Oregon Sheriffs a single, effective voice – every sheriff working diligently with their fellow Sheriffs through the Oregon State Sheriffs Association to update and improve their profession and to elevate the entire law enforcement system through cooperation with all other enforcement agencies from the FBI to the one-man police departments.

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