Measures 66 & 67 Pass

POLST Emergency Registry

Oregon POLST Registry

Contact the Registry: 503-418-4083 / toll free: 877-367-7657

Fax or eFax POLST form to Registry: 503-418-2161

The Oregon POLST Registry is an electronic record of POLST forms designed to provide orders to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) if the POLST form cannot be immediately found.

What is the Oregon POLST Registry?
It is a secure electronic record of your POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) orders. The registry allows emergency health care professionals treating you to access your POLST if the original POLST form cannot be found.

How does the registry work?
Emergency healthcare professionals can call trained emergency communication specialists who will relay your POLST orders once they have confirmed your identity.

Do I have to send my POLST to the Registry?
No one is required to have a POLST form and you may opt out of the Registry by checking the “opt out” box on the back side of the form. If you do not opt out, your POLST form will be placed in the Registry to be sure your wishes are followed in a crisis.

How do I get my form into the Registry?
You or your health care professional may fax or mail a copy of both sides of your POLST form. New POLST forms include your address, lass four digits of your social security number and your gender.

How will I know my POLST is in the electronic Registry?
You will receive a confirmation letter with your Registry ID Cumber when your POLST form has been added to the Registry.

Where should my Registry ID magnet go?
Your mailed confirmation packet will have a Registry ID magnet. We recommend you place this on your refrigerator.

Free Voting Workshop This Wednesday

Self Advocates as Leaders, The Arc of Multnomah Clackamas and Disability Rights Oregon present a FREE VOTING WORKSHOP Wednesday January 20th.

Topics covered:

  • Learn more about voting
  • Getting assistance with voting
  • What are the issues?
  • Are they important to you?
  • How can you get easy-to-understand information?
  • How can voters get assistance

Wednesday January 20th.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Arc of Multnomah Clackamas
619 SW 11th Avenue in Portland
For more information, please call Marcie at 503.367.2106.

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Over 700 People Turn Out Statewide for Canvassing

From Portland Mercury:

News editor Matt Davis just leapt up on an empty desk here in the newsroom, threw open the window and called out across the street to three familiar faces: young progressive politicos Henry Kraemer, Mollie Ruskin and Mariana Lindsay were outside loading up their car to canvass for Measure 66 and 67.

The three reported that over 400 people had gathered this morning at the Defend Oregon office (which is just around the corner from our own) for the kickoff of a county-wide canvass in support of the tax measures.

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“I think it’s great and really inspiring that so many people would come out to support the measures on their day off,” Lindsay, 22, told us through the window. As discussed in in our endorsement, young voters are the most likely to support the tax measures, but also the least likely to turn in their ballots. Lindsay spent last week phonebanking for the measures with NARAL and had conversations that were across the board from one woman who said the taxes would “literally kill” her small-business-owning son to a Republican schoolteacher whose whole family planned to sit down and fill out their ballots as “yes” together.

Kraemer, political director for the Oregon Bus Project chimed in that his organization will be running pro-measure phone banks every night (except Saturday) from now until January 26th. Phone banking starts at 6 pm at the Bus HQ (333 SE 2nd Avenue), where there will be free beer and juice for volunteers. With that, the three packed their clipboards into their car and took off.

Congratulations, too, to Yes for Oregon communications director (and former Mercury reporter) Scott Moore, whose son Thurston Edward Apodaca Moore was born at 8:30 this morning, weighing in at 7 pounds 8 ounces. Moore Junior was expected after the election, but we hope his early arrival is an auspicious sign for the state.

Update 11:58 am: The Yes for Oregon campaign puts their official tally of canvassers out on the streets today at closer to 500 people.

Update 2:51 pm: The official Yes for Oregon canvasser tally across the county today is 700. Yikes. Are 700 canvassers more powerful than a front-page wrap around ad in the Oregonian?

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