Oregon Contribution Limits Initiative Halted - State and Federal Communications

February 8, 2022  •  

Oregon Contribution Limits Initiative Halted

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Honest Elections Oregon has hit an administrative roadblock in their crusade to bring campaign contribution limits to the state.

Oregon, one of five states without campaign contribution limits, has seen municipalities take matters into their own hands.

Honest Elections Oregon ran successful campaigns in Portland and Multnomah County, establishing campaign finance limits and is now seeking a bigger prize, statewide limits.

However, Secretary of State Shemia Fagan has rejected the proposed ballot initiatives because the initiatives did not include the full text of the Oregon Laws the proposed initiatives would change.

If rejected, Honest Elections Oregon will need to start the ballot initiative process over again.

The process, including regathering 112,020 signatures, would need to be completed before July 8.

Jason Kafoury, one of the organizers of Honest Election Oregon, has stated the rejection would be the death knell for the proposition.

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