Mandamus Proceeding: Kristof v. Fagan (Feb 2022)
Filed: February 17, 2022
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON
See this news story (among others) for example: “Oregon Senate Republicans protest COVID restrictions with delay tactics,” by Dirk VanderHart (OPB), April 28, 2021.
So, a little Oregon history, in Three Parts (the last being the most interesting one):
They should! There are lots of ways to learn: e.g. while in a public sector job that takes an active role in the agency’s budget process, by working for an elected official, by volunteering on a government committee or for a non-profit that takes part in a local or state government budget process, or, even by reading and self-study.
For example, there is a “Local Budgeting Manual,” among many other useful training and guidance documents on public websites for anyone who wants to learn about budget timelines, requirements, and laws.
Hope you enjoyed another year of voting at your kitchen table or in the wild, aka Vote by Mail in Oregon.
If you want to make sure your election ballot was received and counted or if you want to update your registration, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office makes that easy:
Link to the My Vote page
The Oregonian’s 4-part series (starting 2/22/19) on money in Oregon politics:
Part One of Four was published on Feb. 22, 2019.
The Psilocybin Service Initiative of Oregon is expected to appear on the 2020 general election ballot.
(If you want to know more about psilocybin, read Michael Pollan’s 2018 book, “How to change your mind.” See also books about LSD microdosing (e.g. Ayelet Waldman’s 2017 “A really good day.”) Compare with Jill Bolte Taylor’s 2006 book (and her TED talk), “My Stroke of Insight,” and her description of how the world looked from her right brain (while her left brain was incapacitated due to a massive stroke.) There is also the Psilocybin Wikipedia page and the Denver, CO, psilocybin ballot measure.)
You can also read the full text of the Psilocybin Service Initiative of Oregon LC (legislative concept) at the Initiatives, Referendums and Referrals database (from the Oregon Secretary of State, Voting and Election website).
You must register to vote by Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, if you want to vote in the Oregon primary.
View the 2018 Election Timeline (PDF) at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Election Division website. (If the link to the Timeline PDF fails, link to the Election Division’s URL and search there.)
If you like to calculate your own election registration deadline:
Last May I blogged about this article:
One Woman, One Vote x 26 Equals the First Woman Mayor, All Woman City Council in 1916 Umatilla, Oregon
And just saw this on Yahoo News about 1920 Yoncalla, Oregon:
Laugh and cheer in this excellent article about the Oregon women who took over, and cleaned up, the city of Umatilla, Oregon, in 1916:
“The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916,” by Jennifer Colton-Jones.
Excerpts: “…. By the time the polls closed that evening, the women of Umatilla had pulled off a strange sort of conspiracy unlike anything the country had ever seen….