Oregon Liberty Alliance
Dinesh D’Souza, Michelle Malkin, Todd Starnes and Congressman Greg Walden!
Oregon Liberty Alliance member organizations are hosting the 2016 Freedom Rally on February 6th, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Join with fellow conservatives to show your support for Life, Common Sense Governance, Family Values, and our 1st Amendment Rights.
Hear from acclaimed filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza, nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, Todd Starnes of Fox News and Commentary, and Congressman Greg Walden as they address today’s most pressing issues from a conservative perspective. Also, enjoy a catered lunch, book signing opportunities, and networking with hundreds of conservatives from around the state. Continue reading
Guest Speaker: Dr. Bud Pierce
Oregon Executive Club
7:00 pm • Wed. Feb. 3rd
Portland Airport Shilo Inn
Meet our February speaker, Dr. Bud Pierce, candidate for Governor of Oregon. Bud’s bio reads like an ad for commitment to God, Family, Country, and a career of service. Valedictorian in High School, Phi Beta Kappa in College Alpha Omega Alpha in Med School…while courting his bride…and being a Marine. Then, in 1994, Oregon pulled him north. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Hematology, Dr. Pierce practices in Salem, and teaches at OHSU in Portland and Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon. And serves on boards at his church, as well. Continue reading
by NW Spotlight
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the Republican winner in last night’s Iowa caucuses, winning 27.65% of the vote and 8 delegates. Donald Trump took second with 24.31% of the vote, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took third with 23.09% of the vote. Trump and Rubio tied for second in delegate count – both gaining 7 delegates. Ben Carson came in fourth with 9.31% of the vote and 3 delegates.
That makes 3 of the top 4 Republican winners in Iowa ethnic minority candidates – Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio are Hispanic, and Dr. Ben Carson is African-American – something that likely won’t get much attention from a very biased media because it doesn’t fit a narrative they espouse. Continue reading
by NW Spotlight
The 2016 Regular Session of the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly convened today. This session is the ‘short session’ of the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly.
The Oregon State Legislature web site explains “Regular sessions convene each February and may last 160 days in odd-numbered years and 35 days in even-numbered years.” This ‘short session’ will end on March 5, 2016, or sooner.
Prior to Measure 71 which passed in 2010, the Oregon Legislature met every two years – except when special sessions were called.
By Bobbie Jager
On Sunday the fifth-annual National School Choice Week concluded, and states across the nation have had much to celebrate. In the past decade, choice advocates across the political spectrum have worked to pass legislation including full funding for online and charter schools, education savings accounts, scholarship tax credits for children with disabilities, and open enrollment, which allows children to register freely beyond school district borders. School choice advocates in states like Indiana, Colorado, and Florida are also working to break down the walls between the K-12 education system and higher education so students not only earn a high school diploma, but are well on their way to earning an associate’s degree.
When our state decided to create a Common School Fund, it was with the belief that a successful society was dependent upon having a skilled and educated citizenry, and that it was in the public’s interest to pay for public education. But the Common School Fund was merely a funding mechanism. It was agnostic on the delivery mechanism. Continue reading
by NW Spotlight
Great KATU coverage of Republican House Minority Leader Mike McLane (Powell Butte) absolutely owning Oregon Democrats on their abuse of the upcoming legislative short session!
NRA-ILA (NRA Institute for Legislative Action)
On Monday, February 1, the Oregon Legislative Assembly will convene its 2016 legislative session. With a shortened session this year, anti-gun legislators are working fast to push their misguided gun-control agendas through the legislative process. Advisory agendas for both the Senate and the House of Representatives already show several anti-gun bills scheduled for committee hearings this week. Continue reading