2020 Oregon Election
Vote and Make Your Voice Count. Register to vote online on the Oregon Secretary of State website at sos.oregon.gov/voting or turn in a voter registration card to any county election office within five calendar days after signing the card. The last day to register is Oct. 13. A registered voter who has moved, changed address or changed their name must re-register. Ballots will begin to be mailed to voters on Oct. 14. Voters can use any official ballot drop site in Oregon to return their voted ballot during the 20-day voting period. Locate Oregon ballot drop boxes at sos.oregon.gov. Ballots may also be returned in person or by mail to a county election office by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.
To schedule a virtual Ballot Measure Forum with our advocacy team for your faith community or organization, please contact Olivia Asato, EMO public policy associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back soon for current schedule of virtual Ballot Measure Forums.
And what does the Lord require of you … but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Public Policy Advocacy is rooted in the moral teachings of the Bible and the diverse religious traditions of our members and interfaith partners. We strive to live out the words of Jesus: “… whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
The voice of the faith community is crucial to the public discourse on issues facing our society, and public policy advocacy is an effective and vital method for people of faith to express their beliefs. Without our voices, many decisions would be made without regard to those who are less fortunate, ill, marginalized or disenfranchised. We are committed to bringing the faith community’s voice to the policy-making process at the Oregon Legislature, as well as advocating in communities statewide, to create systems, institutions and public policies that ensure a life of possibility for all Oregonians.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s policy work is guided by our Statement of Social Principles.
Faith in Action
Our goal is to empower people of faith with the advocacy tools they need to put their faith into action. To this end, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon:
>> Advocates for the concerns of the religious community during Oregon’s Legislative Sessions.
>> Cosponsors Interfaith Advocacy Day in Salem.
>> Provides people of faith with timely information about issues and policies, key votes, opportunities to meet with legislators, and upcoming events through our Peace & Justice electronic action alerts and grass-roots advocacy network. Sign up for EMO's Peace & Justice e-news.
>> Arranges meetings with legislators on behalf of local congregations or clergy.
>> Encourages you to invite our staff to meet with your members to discuss issues of social concern.
>> Publishes EMO’s Guide to Oregon Ballot Measures during each general election. View 2018 Voters Guide to Oregon Ballot Measures. View previous issues of The Guide in our Archives.
Note: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon releases all public policy statements through the Oregon Catholic Conference. For more information about the Oregon Catholic Conference priorities, call (503) 234-5334.