2018 Endorsements

National Organization for Women PAC Endorsements

U.S. House Dist. 1 – Suzanne Bonamici

U.S. House Dist. 2 – Jamie McLeod Skinner

U.S. House Dist. 3 – Earl Blumenauer

Oregon NOW Endorsements – State Candidates

Governor – Kate Brown

House of Representatives Dist. 10 – David Gomberg

Central Oregon Coast NOW – Local Candidates

Lincoln County Commissioner Position 1 – Doug Hunt

Mayor of Newport – Dietmar Goebel

Newport City Council – CM Hall

Oregon & Central Oregon Coast NOW – 2018 Ballot Measures

YES on 102

NO on 103

NO on 104

NO on 105

NO on 106

Central Oregon Coast NOW – Lincoln County Ballot Measure

NO on 21-189 “Lincoln County Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance”

Central Oregon Coast NOW underwrote an Opposition Argument for the Voters Pamphlet to oppose this measure:

Vote NO on Measure 21-189

Keep Lincoln County Safe

If passed, Measure 21-189 will make it illegal for law enforcement in Lincoln County to enforce federal and state laws that keep us safe. It will allow convicted felons, domestic abusers, and children to purchase, possess, transfer, manufacture, etc. firearms and ammunition in any public location. It will make it legal for a child in Lincoln County to purchase a firearm and take it to school!

Measure 21-189 applies only to Lincoln County, not state law. Once challenged in court, it will most certainly be declared void under the U.S. Constitution Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Section 2) and specifically ORS 166.170(2):

“Except as expressly authorized by state statute, no county, city or other municipal corporation or district may enact civil or criminal ordinances, … to regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition. Ordinances that are contrary to this subsection are void.” [Emphasis added]

Measure 21-189 broadens the definition of “right to bear arms”, giving anyone in Lincoln County an unlimited right, regardless of age or status, to carry a gun in any public place. It requires the Sheriff to violate his oath of office and not enforce federal or state firearms laws. It requires the Sheriff, rather than courts, to interpret laws for constitutionality. If passed, it exposes the county to having to defend the ordinance in court, in a lawsuit it will most certainly lose, to be paid for by taxpayers.

NO on Measure 21-189

Claire Hall, Lincoln County Commissioner

Curtis Landers, Sheriff Lincoln County

Sandra Roumagoux

Bill Dalbey, Toledo City Council member

Cynthia Jacobi

Dianne Eckstein

Franki Trujillo-Dalbey

Tom Swinford

Debra Jones

Nancy Campbell Mead

Carolyn Crandall, Chair, Lincoln County Democrats

Jeanne St. John

Kay Moxness

Barbara Turrill

Sheila Swinford, President, Central Oregon Coast NOW