Check out the latest issue of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities’ GO! Bulletin here.

What's in this issue:
A Message from the Oregon DD Coalition Chair
State Issues
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Occasionally, people ask why the DD Coalition takes positions on Ballot Measures and whether we are actually allowed to legally take these positions.

The answer to the question of whether we are legally allowed to take positions on Ballot Measures is YES. A 501c3 is allowed to take positions on ballot measures. We are not allowed to take positions on candidates running for office.

Why does the DD Coalition care about these Measures?

The DD Coalition is comprised of nearly 30 organizations representing individuals with developmental disabilities, families, providers, and advocacy groups focused on issues of importance to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Ballot Measures 66 & 67 will affect the DD community profoundly and it is important that our voice is heard. Services for people with developmental disabilities have already been cut and additional cuts will be devastating.

The DD Coalition believes that individuals with developmental disabilities, families, and those who provide support and services have a right to know about and participate in the decisions that will affect their lives. The outcome of the vote on Measures 66 & 67 will overwhelmingly affect the DD community and the quality of life for all Oregonians.

For these reasons, the DD Coalition urges you to get informed, educate your friends and neighbors, and Vote Yes on Measures 66 &67.

Margaret Theisen, Chair
Oregon DD Coalition