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April 28, 2022

Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Project

Informing voters on how candidates stand on issues.

Some voters are just discovering the Oregon Abagail Adams (OAA) Voter Project website. However, it has been functioning since 2011 providing voters with extensive information on how to take our civic duty seriously. The goal of this nonpartisan group is to equip voters with information on how candidates stand on issues through a questionnaire process. The website features current candidates and candidate comparison guides. What makes the questionnaire unique for state legislative offices is that many questions are based on actual bills in recent legislative sessions. For incumbents running that don’t submit the questionnaire, their voting record is posted for comparison….

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May 1, 2021

2021 School Board Candidate

Just weeks away is the Special Elections for local offices. Among them is the School Boards. Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Project provides school board candidates with a questionnaire posted on their website for voter information and public use. This year they have tied the questions with how the candidate rates subjects addressed in the legislative session.  The overall tally of the first 76 to respond says a lot about what we can expect from school boards. 

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August 25, 2020


Janice Dysinger, Oregonians for Fair Elections, says the problem with mail-in ballots in Oregon is the registration… She stresses that you must check your voter registration before every election, especially if you have done business with DMV.

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March 15, 2020


Oregon Abigail Adams believes in civic responsibility. Our goal is to equip voters with information on how candidates stand on issues through a questionnaire process featured in a candidate comparison guide. The website features current candidates and initiatives, but you can also find personal get-out-the-vote campaign ideas, ways to get involved and tutorial training in several areas, information on being a precinct committee person, and history of county and state election processes. Our liberty depends on everyone being engaged as civic responsible citizens. Knowing how the process works and what it means to defend our liberties is basic to keeping our freedoms….

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June 14, 2020


The voters of our country are sharply divided on many issues. There is a stark difference in major party platforms and when you add personal values to the mix the division becomes a chasm. This makes communicating difficult, especially when each side is seemingly locked into their opinion. Picking the right issues to discuss for the audience is important.

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November 27, 2018


As Oregon’s economy is growing, so is the homeless. Unemployment is at an all-time low, still homelessness increases. What are we to make of this? There doesn’t seem to be a link between this cause and effect as politicians would have us believe. Homelessness is sure to be an issue in the next legislative session…..

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July 20, 2018


So, what’s so wrong with the National Popular Vote? Much of the general public has bought into the marketing ploy of “equal representation” where every vote will count equally in opposing the Electoral College. But the proposed National Popular Vote Compact does not change the Electoral College, but it does change how votes are counted……

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August 16, 2018


The House of Representatives on the national level was designed to be a fair representation of a set geographical portion of the people (districts). States followed by establishing their House of Representatives in the same way. But, as the population shifts and grows, redistricting has become a political tool of the party in power……

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October 25, 2018


In this day of political adversity between parties, can a candidate from one major party honestly represent three major parties on the ballot? That is precisely what is happening. To make matters more confusing, the Secretary of State is proposing to add a Nonaffiliated Primary and having Minor Party Primaries…..