by NW Spotlight
Two major newspaper editorials in two days have hit on the lack of real PERS reform coming out of the Democrat-controlled Oregon Legislature. Yesterday the Oregonian editorial board wrote that the Democrats’ proposed PERS reform was “about as bold as khaki pants.” Today a Eugene Register-Guard editorial called the Democrats tepid approach to PERS reform “a disappointment.”
Last fall someone who had been a lifelong Democrat wrote an opinion piece for the Hillsboro Argus. In it, he said that because public employee unions have “proved a willingness to punish Democratic candidates who don’t adopt their agenda,” he advised voting Republican in 2012 to send a message to the Democratic Party “that PERS reform, tax reform, and fully funding education have to go hand in hand.” Voters made a different choice in 2012. They’ll have another chance next year, in 2014.
Until then, here’s what you can do to demand action on PERS reform.