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Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND events are free and open to the public. Below you’ll find the Monthly Programs marked next to the event date. Oregon WAND Members & Allies: If you know of or are involved in an event that is aligned with the mission of WAND, please send us information about it for consideration in the Upcoming Events. *January-May, September, October, and November (third Thursday due to Thanksgiving; no program in December)

 

SEPTEMBER 2015


September 24, 2015 — Oregon WAND Program

Fighting For Fairness for All Oregonians

Reyna Lopez imageMark your calendar now for the first Oregon WAND program of the fall season when we welcome Reyna Lopez, Outreach Director, for Our Oregon.

Our Oregon, whose mission is to fight for economic and social fairness for all Oregonians, is currently working on several statewide ballot measures that would increase funding for services such as affordable housing, early childhood education, and K-12 programs. One such measure calls for increasing the corporate minimum tax for Oregon businesses whose sales exceed $25 million each year.

“Oregonians are working harder than ever but are bringing home less in pay. In fact, we’re earning $1,000 to $2,000 less each year. And we’re paying our taxes, but large and out-of-state corporations aren’t paying theirs.

Oregon has the lowest corporate taxes in the country, largely because most corporations pay only minimum taxes, and those taxes are low! Most pay only $150, and the biggest out-of-state corporations pay minimum taxes equal to only 5 cents for every $100 in sales!” OurOregon.com

Date:Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, Rm. 19, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free.