CLICK HERE to print, sign, and mail in a single-signer petition sheet to help put a $15 minimum wage on Oregon’s November 2016 ballot! You must be registered to vote to sign. If you register to vote right now, you must then wait 72 hours before signing the petition.
Petition 41 raises the minimum wage in Oregon to $15 per hour over three years, increasing to $11.50 in 2017, $13.25 in 2018, and $15 in 2019. You can read the full text of the $15 ballot measure Here.
Make sure you print both pages of the petition sheet on one page, front and back.
Sign your name and put the date, then print your name and address LEGIBLY. If they can’t read it, it won’t count!
When writing your address, please make sure you include your city and zip code. Please do not abbreviate the name of your city. Write it out completely.
You must sign, date, print your name, and write your address out completely. If you do not provide all of this information in full, then the Elections Division may not count your signature.
Please DO NOT write on the “Sheet Number” line. That is for the Chief Petitioners to fill out.
Once you have printed and filled out the single-signer petition sheet, please it mail it to Chief Petitioner Jamie Partridge at the address listed on the petition sheet.
The Fight for $15 has inspired working people and swept the nation over the last two years. Tens of thousands of low-wage workers have gone on strike for $15 and a union in hundreds of cities throughout the country. Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have won citywide $15 minimum wages. 35,000 home care workers in Massachusetts won $15. Multnomah County employees won $15 and the City of Portland passed a $15 Fair Wage Policy affecting full-time city workers as well as security guards, janitors, and parking attendants who work for private companies that contract with the city.
Here in Oregon, a vibrant, strong, grassroots campaign has been built to make Oregon the first to win a statewide $15 minimum wage. The $15 bill in the state legislature garnered 16 sponsors and put $15 front and center in the statewide minimum wage debate taking place in both the capitol and in the media.
When it became clear that the state legislature would fail to pass a minimum wage increase for working families this session, representatives from 15 Now Oregon, PCUN, and Rural Organizing Project filed for a ballot measure for a $15 minimum wage. With national momentum driving us forward, and polls showing that a majority of Oregonians support $15, the fight to win a $15 minimum wage for all working Oregonians off to amazing start.
But make no mistake, big business is not going to lay down and let us win without a fight. The national repercussions of the first statewide $15 minimum wage are so huge that big business is likely going to make this one of the most expensive ballot measure campaigns ever fought in Oregon. We don’t take money from big business and corporations like the opposition does. This campaign is going to win by being led and funded by working people, and so we need your help fund this campaign and win $15 for Oregon. Fight for Oregon’s working families today by contributing $15, $25, $100, $1,000 to the Oregonians for 15.