The last three months have challenged Oregon’s businesses. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis forced many businesses to shut their doors, resulting in the layoff of hundreds of thousands of Oregon workers. Now, as the economy starts the slow re-opening process, Oregon businesses and other entities face a new threat that could threaten their ability to put people back to work: the potential for costly and opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Please contact Gov. Brown and your legislators to tell them that the Oregon Legislature must act now to pass temporary and targeted measures to protect businesses and other entities from litigation abuse.
If you haven’t yet sent an email telling your legislators about the challenges business face right now please do so today.
Brighter Oregon is a broad and growing statewide coalition of Oregon consumers, taxpayers, small and large businesses, associations and organizations who have come together to work with policy leaders on issues Oregonians care about such as better high school graduation rates, improved college completion rates, transportation investments, health care access and more efficient government spending.
Join our coalition to get involved and communicate with Oregon’s legislators that our long-term budget deficits will only be fixed if lawmakers bring spending under control FIRST.
Economic growth or higher taxes won’t fix the state’s long-term budget deficits unless lawmakers first get major overhead costs under control and demand accountability.
It’s important that we continue to have a serious conversation about controlling runaway state spending.
Our legislators must learn to live within their budget — just like we do. The state’s current shortfall stems from rapidly rising government spending, not a lack of revenue.
Once our lawmakers bring government costs under control, we can invest our tax dollars on things that matter most. Growing the economy? Check. Better results for our children? Check.