Oregon GOP Reacts To Congressman Walden Retirement Announcement
Salem, OR – Today, the Oregon Republican Party has released the following statement in response to the announcement by Congressman Greg Walden of his retirement in 2020:
Walden Retirement Video“Congressman Walden has announced today that he will be retiring at the end of his term in 2020,” said Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier. “We recognize and thank Greg for his exemplary record of public service to his district, our state, and our nation. He and his family have sacrificed much over the years and we wish them all the best after decades of dedication to the people of Oregon.”
“Like Congressman Walden, we are very confident of having a strong nominee for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District and winning the seat again, as well as taking back the House of Representatives in 2020 from the unaccomplished and impeachment-obsessed Democrats.”
Oregon GOP Recall Petition Signature Effort Falls Short
Chair Currier Says It’s Often Necessary To Fight Twice To Win Once
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday 10/14/2019 – 4:30 PM PT
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Salem, OR – Today, The Oregon Republican Party has released the following statement:
Today, the Oregon Republican Party announced that it has fallen only 8% short of the 280,000 signatures needed by the 90th day of signature gathering, October 14th, to put the Governor on the ballot to be recalled by a vote of the people.
“We gathered approximately 258,000 signatures as of today, which is insufficient to recall Kate Brown at this time,” said Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier, the Chief Petitioner. “However, it is a record number of signatures for any petition in Oregon’s history and, with nearly 35% of the signatures coming from non-Republicans, it is more powerful evidence that a huge number of Oregonians want a change in Salem, starting with the Governor.”
Here is the status of the Gov. recall.
On Monday morning July 15, ORP Chair Bill Courier filed recall documentation. It was filed 181 days after Brown took office, the first legal day to file. That started the 90 day clock started yesterday.
At 7pm 15 July the ORP Exec committee voted whether or not to support the recall. The vote was 15 yes, 2 abstain.
The next 90 days will require your action.
A link to the the 10-Signature Recall Petition is attached to this email.
Note: If you received petitions from another source that did NOT have Chairman Currier’s signature, please destroy them and do not use them, they aren’t valid!) Please read all of the instructions below and don’t hesitate to ask of you have more questions.
-Make sure when you print the petition, that it is on 20 pound (common printer paper), 8 ½” x 11” uncoated white paper. (NO variants allowed)
-Print the cover sheet and signature sheet back to back on one piece of paper. (NO variants allowed)
-Make sure to have signature gatherers read and understand the Instructions for Circulators on the cover sheet
-Never certify (sign and date at the bottom) until you are done with the page. (10 signatures are not needed to finish the page.) The certified date must be after the last date signed.
-Always ask potential signers if they are a registered Oregon voter before they sign. (give them a Voter Reg card or get them online to the Sec of State website to immediately register.)
-Mail petitions back to ORP at the office: 752 Hawthorne Ave NE, Salem OR 97301
Please remember, only folks registered to vote in Oregon can sign the petition. If they aren’t registered to vote when you’re collecting signatures, don’t have them sign the petition. You should always carry voter registration cards with you, particularly for those wanting to RE-REGISTER as Republicans.
You may also get petitions mailed to you by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your name, address, and how many petitions you’d like sent.
We have 90 days to execute the recall signature gathering. It will take every PCP to take ACTION, and it will take everyone the PCP knows to recruit to get those signatures.