At the federal level, the Trump administration is threatening to undo decades of progress. As Oregonians, we are working towards a world that is inclusive, affirming and loving. We know that together we will serve as a beacon of hope for the rest of the country, by proudly refusing to allow this hateful administration to divide us.

Take a look at our 2018 Ballot Measure Guide above!

Two of these measures, in particular, are straight out of the Trump administration’s playbook. Right here in Oregon, extremists are targeting our state with a hateful agenda on the ballot this year.

First, there’s ballot Measure 106, which aims to cut access to abortion for the most vulnerable people in our state.

Every Oregonian must be able to decide whether and when to become a parent—regardless of how much money they make or how they are insured.

We know all too well that our health care should not be a political weapon, and so we must vote NO on Measure 106.

And of course, we are on the frontlines of stopping Measure 105—something straight out of Trump’s playbook.

Measure 105 threatens to throw out Oregon’s existing 31-year-old “sanctuary” law, and if it passes, will open the door to more racial profiling and cause more families to be torn apart by using our local police as yet another arm of Trump’s deportation force. This measure adds to a culture of hate and intolerance in our state. 

When we fought for marriage equality, Basic Rights Oregon helped shift the national conversation from one about rights and responsibilities, to one about love and commitment. We want to do the same thing for immigrants in our state.

We are diverse and inclusive. We do not tolerate hate groups. We are part of this intersectional movement to say NO to Measure 105.

Our lives are on the line in this election and we will persevere. Our survival and our resistance will keep changing the narrative, moving us towards the just society that we want to become.