It’s Time To Hold Politicians Accountable

Politicians should be held to the same standards as the rest of us.

And that means real consequences when they don’t show up to do the job we elected them to do.

When politicians are elected, they take an oath of office, promising to follow the constitution, do their job, and serve Oregonians. But for the past several years, certain politicians in Salem have repeatedly walked off the job, refused to show up to work and shut down the legislature, stopping laws to fund our schools, provide wildfire relief, address climate change, prevent gun violence, and more. 
      
Oregonians have had enough! It’s time to hold no-show politicians accountable. The Hold Politicians Accountable campaign will ensure that any politician who has ten unexcused absences from the job they were elected to do won’t be able to run for re-election. Ten strikes, and you’re out!

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In The News

July 5, 2022

Oregon voters will decide whether to punish lawmakers who participate in walkouts

Oregonian

May 7, 2019

Oregon Republicans No-Show At Vote On $2 Billion Tax, Shutting Senate Down

OPB

January 23, 2019

Oregon Republicans are still on the lam to avoid voting on a major climate change bill

Vox

June 28, 2019

Oregon Climate Walkout Left Republicans in Hiding, Statehouse in Disarray

The New York Times

January 24, 2020

Poll Results Suggest Oregonians Favor Political Consequences for Republican Walkout Tactics

Willamette Week

February 25, 2020

Oregon Republicans walk out again over environmental bill

CNN

April 5, 2020

Oregon's 2020 Legislative Session Ends With Little To Show After Republican Walkout

OPB

May 18, 2021

Republicans a no-show as committee contemplates Republican no-shows

OPB

October 22, 2021

Oregon Senate Republicans select a new leader as more walkouts potentially loom

OPB

March 15, 2021

New poll shows Oregon voters support proposals to punish lawmakers who boycott the Capitol

The Oregonian