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Measure 114 Hearing Alert

The Legislature hid this upcoming hearing about the Oregon State Police's administrative rules process on M114 by holding it under the "Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary and M110 Implementation" - so nobody is observing this is where the actual M114 work is taking place.

To watch the livestream at 8:30am 12/7 go to this link: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021I1/Committees/SJD110/Overview

We are being informed this will be taking place in Hearing room B.

We are also just now hearing that OFF's motion to get an injunction has been denied.

The Authoritarians have come for your right to bear arms. We must work together to stop them.

Judge Raschio GRANTED the 10 day Temporary Restraining Order on BOTH the magazine ban and the Permit to Purchase requirement. The  Temporary Restraining Order will last from Dec. 8th to Dec. 18th.

A hearing had been set for next Tuesday (12/13) at 9:00am for Plantiffs' motion for a Preliminary Injunction on the magazine ban and Permit to Purchase

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Resolution 22-05 Concerning Oregon Measure 114

Whereas,

The Libertarian Party of Oregon Finds:

  • Measure 114 is incompatible with the Constitution of Oregon, Article 1, Section 27 and the Constitution of the United States, Amendment 2; and
  • Measure 114 is poor public policy and runs contrary to Libertarian Principles; and
  • Measure 114 is poorly written, unfunded, and was unfairly presented to the voters.

It is thereby resolved the chair of the Public Policy Board may designate individuals to speak for the Libertarian Party of Oregon to the contents of this resolution in the administrative rulemaking process for Measure 114 and before legislative committees considering revision, modification, or repeal of all or parts of Measure 114.

It is further resolved the Libertarian Party of Oregon supports the legal action of the Oregon Firearms Federation and the Sherman County Sheriff against Measure 114 and the Libertarian Party of Oregon is authorized to submit an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit.

Resolution 22-02 Concerning the Oregon Medical Board

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, the Libertarian Party of Oregon has NO CONFIDENCE in the Oregon Medical Board and its authorizing statute;

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, it is the Public Policy of the Libertarian Party of Oregon to support reform of the state's occupational licensing practices inclusive of the establishment of true due process and judicial relief and sunset clauses for all occupational and professional Licensing boards;

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, the Libertarian Party of Oregon supports Dr. Thomas's $35 Million Federal defamation lawsuit against the members of the Oregon Medical Board and authorizes the Libertarian Party of Oregon to coordinate with Dr. Thomas's legal team in filing an amicus brief if requested; and

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, the Secretary/Clerk of the Public Policy Board shall cause a copy of this resolution to be forwarded to the Oregon Medical Board for entry into Public Comment at its next regular meeting and that the Chair of the Public Policy Board may designate Members of the Board to speak to the content of this resolution at Public Comment or to the Media as Official Representatives of the Libertarian Party of Oregon; and

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, the Secretary/Clerk of the Public Policy Board shall cause a copy of this resolution to be forwarded to Dr. Thomas, the Office of the Governor, the Speakers of the Oregon House and Senate, The Children's Health Defense, the HighWire, and media outlets and shall cause a copy of this resolution be posted to the Libertarian Party of Oregon website with accompanying public relations materials. 

Adopted date: 10/22/22  SECRETARY attest: 

Resolution 22-03 Concerning Defending the Guard

Resolution 22-03 Concerning Defending the Guard

Resolved that the Libertarian Party of Oregon;
1. Calls upon the State Legislature to enact legislation to prohibit the States’ National Guard and any member thereof to be deployed overseas in service of combat operations unless the U.S. Congress has declared war pursuant to Article I, § 8, Clause 15 of the U.S. Constitution, and only for the express and explicit purposes enumerated in the Constitution: to “execute the Laws of the Union,” repel an invasion, or suppress an insurrection;
 2. Calls upon the Governor of Oregon not to comply with any order from the federal government to release the Oregon National Guard into federal service unless the U.S. Congress has declared war pursuant to Article I, § 8, Clause 15 of the U.S. Constitution, and only for the express and explicit purposes enumerated in the Constitution: to “execute the Laws of the Union,” repel an invasion, or suppress an insurrection; and
3. Further, calls upon the State to bring home said National Guard troops already so deployed to foreign conflicts immediately.
Adopted date: 10/22/22 SECRETARY attest: 

Resolution 22-04 Concerning the Death Penalty

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED the Public Policy of the Libertarian Party of Oregon is to appeal to Governor Brown to commute all current death sentences before the end of her term of office; and, 

It is FURTHER RESOLVED the Secretary of the Public Policy Board shall cause a copy of this resolution to be forwarded to Governor Brown, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Oregon American Civil Liberties Union, the Death Penalty Information Center, Oregonians for Alternatives for the Death Penalty, the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon, The Catholic Archbishop of Oregon, the Chair of the Oregon Board of Rabbis, and the Chair of the Libertarian National Committee; and, 

It is FURTHER RESOLVED the Libertarian Party of Oregon may initiate or sign onto a joint public statement calling for a mass commutation of Oregon’s current death sentences and the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Oregon or others designated by the Chair of the Public Policy Board may submit Op/Eds to newspapers and speak to electronic media about this resolution.

Adopted date: 10/22/22

The Libertarian Party of Oregon calls for the end of all US Support for Saudi Arabia’s horrific war in Yemen

Statement of the Public Policy Board: 

We, the Libertarian Party of Oregon Public Policy Board, hereby support H.J. Res. 87 and S.J. Res. 56 to end all US support for Saudi Arabia’s horrific war in Yemen. Link to resolutions below. 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/56/text

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/56

Writing for Just Security, Priyanka Motaparthy, director of the Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights Project at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, and SFM’s Tony Wilson noted Saturday (06/04/2022) “during seven years of war, coalition airstrikes have killed nearly 9,000 civilians in Yemen.”

“Human rights groups and the United Nations-mandated Group of Eminent Experts have documented more than 300 airstrikes that are likely war crimes or violations of the laws of war,” they continued. “These strikes have hit hospitals and other medical facilities, markets, a school bus filled with children, and a funeral hall filled with mourners.”

According to The Washington Post – which along with the Security Force Monitor (SFM) at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute analyzed thousands of news reports and images to identify warplanes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that have attacked Yemen – “a substantial portion of the air raids were carried out by jets developed, maintained, and sold by US companies, and by pilots who were trained by the US military.”

This, despite a February 2021 pledge by President Joe Biden to end US support for “offensive operations” in the Saudi-led war – a promise that has been repeatedly sidestepped via arms sales and a $500 million maintenance contract.

None of this is to comment on the still unknown but much higher number of people who have died from Cholera, malnutrition, or outright starvation due to the Saudi-led blockade of the country that has existed for most of the war. Unicef reports that, “Yemen remains one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world, with around 23.7 million people in need of assistance, including almost 13 million children. Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, the country has become a living hell for the country’s children. Less than half of health facilities are functioning, and many that remain operational lack basic equipment. Many health workers have not received a regular salary in several years.”

Credit: https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2022/06/07/new-demands-for-yemen-war-powers-resolution-as-report-reveals-depth-of-us-complicity-in-airstrike/

https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/yemen-crisis

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