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Protect Our Home

Posted by admin | August 30th, 2007 | Filed under Environmental Change, Personal Reflection, Positive Change, Sustainability

Yes on 49 picture.jpgThe fate of Oregon is on the ballot in less than nine weeks. Measure 49 is the upcoming ballot measure to protect our home — to safeguard those things that make Oregon Oregon. M 49 will fix Measure 37 and protect Oregon from unchecked growth. The work in the next couple of months to pass Measure 49 will determine whether hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland, forestland, mountains, coastal areas and special places in Oregon will be safe, or whether land speculators will turn Oregon into a land of strip malls, sprawling subdivisions, open pit mines and traffic jams.

The passage of Measure 49 is the only way to prevent the destruction of the Oregon we love and the stakes couldn’t be higher…

Measure 37 passed in the 2004 election and not only threatens farms, forest land and open spaces, but has opened up Portland, Bend and other Oregon towns and cities to dangerous, unchecked development such as more Wal-Marts, huge billboards, and buildings without height limits. There are already about 8,000 claims for developments including 6,000 housing subdivisions in the works.

The question is whether or not citizens like you and me will step up to the plate and provide the resources and volunteer hours needed to pass Measure 49. Fighting the misleading campaigns that big land speculators are launching is going to be a challenge, but it’s better than the alternative — unchecked sprawl and the destruction of Oregon’s farms, forests, waterways and open spaces.

I encourage you to visit the Yes on Measure 49 website to learn how you can help.

5 Responses to “Protect Our Home”

  • August 30, 2007 at 5:06 pm | Victoria E says

    If I was living in Oregon already, I’d vote Yes.

  • August 30, 2007 at 10:13 pm | Peter Bray says

    You guys rock. I love your clothes… and I mentioned you guys in my little blog, too.

  • August 31, 2007 at 3:24 pm | Protect Oregon Property Rights says

    Thank you for this post. We love your clothes and we appreciate your support. Our blog about Measure 49 and property rights is another good source of information on this incredibly important election issue.

  • September 13, 2007 at 3:37 pm | ilie mitaru says

    I completely agree. Nice summary. If anyone would like a more in-depth look at what claims are being filed, for how much, and where, check out my site:


  • November 13, 2008 at 12:38 am | Ron says

    Hi! Definitely nice and neat site you got there.

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