Hundreds Of Oregonians Join Rainy Day Amendment

“We’re seeing tremendous growth in our in-state support,” committee says. “The message is clear: Oregonians want a say in state spending.”

PORTLAND”” Proponents for Oregon’s spending limit measure, the Rainy Day Amendment, announced a growing coalition of in-state support, with more than 350 local donors joining the campaign to put voters back in charge of state spending.

“The signatures of 162,000 people already put the measure on the ballot,” said Matt Evans, spokesman for the Rainy Day Amendment campaign, “and now hundreds more have joined us to make the spending limit a reality. The numbers speak for themselves: Oregonians are fed up with state overspending, and they’re taking action to make a change.”

The most recent growth in the Rainy Day Amendment’s in-state network is expected to be only the beginning.

“I gave both a donation and over 100 hours of volunteer time because I want to protect my family budget from government overspending,” said Lois Obrien, a Rainy Day supporter who hails from Portland.

“Our constantly-growing network of support is, of course, being ignored by the press,” Evans said. “They don’t want to talk about the actual issue. However, despite their obsession with out-of-state money, they’ve conveniently ignored the fact that the NEA has spent $2 million in out-of-state funds to oppose the Rainy Day Amendment. I guess money doesn’t matter when the out-of-state group is on your side.”

“Let’s get back to the heart of the issue,” Evans continued. “Oregonians want a spending limit, and they’re taking charge to implement one. That’s a wholly in-state movement, and it can’t be stopped.”