Since taking office, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has systematically tried to undermine the integrity of our elections to benefit fringe groups like Oregonians for Immigration Reform and Oregon Life United. Oregonians have fought back every time: Since this summer, Oregonians have submitted over 1,000 comments against Richardson’s changes to our democratic initiative process.
Now Richardson wants to fast-track these changes in hopes that you won’t notice. Yesterday, Secretary of State Richardson announced that he is reviving an elections rule change that Oregonians have overwhelmingly rejected. And he’s trying to do it right before the holidays, with only a week’s notice.
We can’t let him get away with this: Our democracy is on the line. Send Dennis Richardson a message and tell him that fast-tracking attacks on our initiative process and hoping we won’t notice is just plain wrong.