By Charlie Burr of Portland, Oregon. These days, Charlie is campaign manager for the Coalition for Real Insurance Reform (No on 35).
Earlier today, Oregon's top election officer, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury issued an emergency voters' alert to warn voters about a misleading document arriving in their mailboxes.
Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians have received fake Voters' Pamphlets. The front cover reads "VOTERS' GUIDE FOR THE STATE OF OREGON" and contains many inaccurate statements.
Do not be fooled - this is NOT an official "Voters' Pamphlet." Instead, it is a deceptive and misleading attempt to deceive voters by the sponsors of Measure 35, which would limit Oregonians' jury rights.
"Voters should put this piece of trash where it belongs: in the recycling bin," said Bradbury.
Constitutional Amendment 35 is opposed by over 40 organizations, including the Oregon Consumer League, AARP, Fire Fighters, Teachers, Injured Workers' Alliance, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Brain Injury Association of Oregon, and many others because it limits a basic, fundamental right: the right to trial by jury. To get more information, visit realinsurancereform.com.
But most importantly, don't be fooled by this cheap and dishonest political stunt by the measure 35 campaign. Please VOTE NO on Constitutional Amendment 35.
Please warn everyone you know about this scam.