Thousands of Oregonians are unemployed, are in foreclosure, are wondering if times are ever going to get better. Thousands are looking for a different way of doing business, and are turning back to what ROPs small town communities know works—investing in our MAIN Streets rather than Wall street, and keeping our money in our communities where we can see the exponential effects of a dollar spent locally.
Modeled after the Bank of North Dakota, an Oregon State Bank would serve public rather than private interests and “get credit flowing” again, by partnering with community banks and supporting small businesses and farmers. While Ted Wheeler’s virtual State Bank is a modest proposal, it is a step in a new direction, a direction people are saying “YES!” to, as proposals for the bank are anxiously waiting for hearings next Wednesday in both the House and the Senate.
Join in community next Wednesday, March 30th at the Capitol to support a new direction for Oregon!
Here is a detailed agenda about this event filled day:
- 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Pre-hearing briefing
State Capitol, 900 Court Street Northeast, Salem, OR
Conference Room 350
Find out what to expect in the hearing, where the bill stands, and what we plan to do to mobilize support for–and counteract big bank opposition to–the bill.
- 1:00 pm: Senate Hearing on the Ted Wheeler’s “virtual” state bank proposal (SB 889)
Hearing Room B
- 3:00 pm: House Hearing on the Ted Wheeler’s “virtual” state bank proposal (HB 3452)
Hearing Room 50
- 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Social Gathering and De-briefing
The Ram Restaurant and Brewery
This will be an informal gathering hosted by the Mid-Valley chapter of the Working Families Party. Everyone is welcome!
NEED A RIDE TO SALEM?
From Eugene–at 10am, meet at Costco in the small parking lot, just south of the gas pumps (2828 Chad Drive, Eugene)
From Portland–at 10am, meet at the Regal Cinemas parking lot near the Lloyd Center at NE 13th Ave and NE Multnomah St.
ROP is working in collaboration with Oregonians for a State Bank