Daily Archives: May 28, 2009

Gov’t Docs: ACORN Would Help *Count* People in 2010 Census

Judicial Watch does it again! Here’s the official release by JW here which contains all the document links outing these guys. Note that the Commerce department “doesn’t know” when ACORN came on board (note to Gary Locke, dude, it happened when you were being flattered into the job that had been abandoned by two others). Note also that the Obama administration dismissed as absurd the notion that ACORN would be actually counting people. Well, that claim can be filed under hokum

In its official statement responding to the ACORN controversy, the Obama Commerce Department downplayed ACORN’s participation in the Census, and labeled “baseless” the notion that ACORN would be involved in any Census count. However, the Census Bureau offered ACORN the opportunity to “recruit Census workers” who would participate in the count. Moreover, as an “executive level” partner, ACORN has the ability to “organize and/or serve as a member on a Complete Count Committee,” which, according to Census documents, helps “develop and implement locally based outreach and recruitment campaigns.”

According to its application ACORN also signed up to: “Encourage employees and constituents to complete and mail their questionnaire; identify job candidates and/or distribute and display recruiting materials; appoint a liaison to work with the Census Bureau; provide space for Be Counted sites and/or Questionnaire Assistance Centers; sponsor community events to promote participation in the 2010 Census,” among 18 requested areas of responsibility.

  • Members of the Census Bureau and Department of Commerce staff assigned to organize the 2010 Census were unaware of when the decision to involve ACORN was made, how the Census Bureau choose and defined partners, or whether partners received payment.

  • The Census Bureau did not conduct background checks on the 3.7 million people hired to conduct the 2000 Census, unless a preliminary name check provided a match. Overall, 8% of the applicants, or over 300,000 people, were considered risks for hire.

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RED ALERT!! Oregon Democrats Toss in a Carbon Tax at the Last Minute With Hearing Slated for 8am TOMORROW

This is a Joint Resolution which would result in this going to the voters. Let’s kill it NOW while it’s in committee.

This from Todd Wynn at Cascade Policy:

This bill could amend the Oregon Constitution to allow the legislature to impose taxes on carbon emissions and then put the revenues raised into alternative energy or other ‘systems or programs’ that result in a reduction of carbon emissions.

Information on the hearing/bill:

House Joint Resolution 48

Committee on Revenue

Tomorrow(Friday at 8 am, hearing room A)

Link to the bill: http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hjr1.dir/hjr0048.intro.pdf

Revenue

Membership:

Phil Barnhart, Chair

Jules Bailey, Vice-Chair

Cliff Bentz, Vice-Chair

Vicki Berger

Scott Bruun

Sara Gelser

Nick Kahl

Tobias Read

Chuck Riley

Sherrie Sprenger

Staffing:

Paul Warner

Mazen Malik

Steve Meyer

Chris Allanach

Dae Baek

Carol Phillips

Representative Phil Barnhart Back to Top

Party: D District: 11

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1411

District Phone: 541-607-9207

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-383, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 71188, Eugene, OR, 97401

Email: rep.philbarnhart@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/barnhart

Representative Jules Bailey Back to Top

Party: D District: 42

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1442

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-488, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.juleskopelbailey@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bailey

Representative Cliff Bentz Back to Top

Party: R District: 60

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1460

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-475, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.cliffbentz@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bentz

Representative Vicki Berger Back to Top

Party: R District: 20

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1420

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-479, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 805 Kingwood Dr. NW, Salem, OR, 97304

Email: rep.vickiberger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/berger

Representative Scott Bruun Back to Top

Party: R District: 37

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1437

Interim Phone: 503-986-1437

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-477, Salem,, OR, 97301

Email: rep.scottbruun@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bruun

Representative Sara Gelser Back to Top

Party: D District: 16

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1416

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE H-285, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.saragelser@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/gelser

Representative Nick Kahl Back to Top

Party: D District: 49

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1449

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-378, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.nickkahl@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/kahl

Representative Tobias Read Back to Top

Party: D District: 27

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1427

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-490, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 2101, Beaverton, OR, 97075

Email: rep.tobiasread@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/read

Representative Chuck Riley Back to Top

Party: D District: 29

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1429

Interim Phone: 503-579-8302

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-274, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 250 NE Hillwood Dr. , Hillsboro, OR, 97124

Email: rep.chuckriley@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/riley

Representative Sherrie Sprenger Back to Top

Party: R District: 17

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1417

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-473, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.sherriesprenger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/sprenger



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Home Bible Studies "Violate Land Use Laws."

San Diego County is taking the unprecedented step in shutting down a Pastor’s Home Bible Study group or force them to apply for a ‘major use permit,’ potentially costing upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

If they continue holding Home Bible Studies in their home, they face “escalating fines.”

The “unlawful use of land” charge stems from questions asked of the Pastor and his wife by county officials of, “Do you have a regular meeting in your home,” “Do you say amen,” “Do you pray,” and “Do you say praise the Lord?” All were answered “Yes.”

Gatherings of 10 to 15 people in a private home for non-religious groups appear untouched by county officials.

Story here.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Updates from the Western Center for Law and Policy

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RED ALERT!! Oregon Democrats Toss in a Carbon Tax at the Last Minute With Hearing Slated for 8am TOMORROW

This is a Joint Resolution which would result in this going to the voters. Let’s kill it NOW while it’s in committee.

This from Todd Wynn at Cascade Policy:

This bill could amend the Oregon Constitution to allow the legislature to impose taxes on carbon emissions and then put the revenues raised into alternative energy or other ‘systems or programs’ that result in a reduction of carbon emissions.

Information on the hearing/bill:

House Joint Resolution 48

Committee on Revenue

Tomorrow(Friday at 8 am, hearing room A)

Link to the bill: http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hjr1.dir/hjr0048.intro.pdf

Revenue

Membership:

Phil Barnhart, Chair

Jules Bailey, Vice-Chair

Cliff Bentz, Vice-Chair

Vicki Berger

Scott Bruun

Sara Gelser

Nick Kahl

Tobias Read

Chuck Riley

Sherrie Sprenger

Staffing:

Paul Warner

Mazen Malik

Steve Meyer

Chris Allanach

Dae Baek

Carol Phillips

Representative Phil Barnhart Back to Top

Party: D District: 11

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1411

District Phone: 541-607-9207

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-383, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 71188, Eugene, OR, 97401

Email: rep.philbarnhart@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/barnhart

Representative Jules Bailey Back to Top

Party: D District: 42

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1442

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-488, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.juleskopelbailey@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bailey

Representative Cliff Bentz Back to Top

Party: R District: 60

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1460

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-475, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.cliffbentz@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bentz

Representative Vicki Berger Back to Top

Party: R District: 20

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1420

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-479, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 805 Kingwood Dr. NW, Salem, OR, 97304

Email: rep.vickiberger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/berger

Representative Scott Bruun Back to Top

Party: R District: 37

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1437

Interim Phone: 503-986-1437

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-477, Salem,, OR, 97301

Email: rep.scottbruun@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bruun

Representative Sara Gelser Back to Top

Party: D District: 16

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1416

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE H-285, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.saragelser@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/gelser

Representative Nick Kahl Back to Top

Party: D District: 49

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1449

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-378, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.nickkahl@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/kahl

Representative Tobias Read Back to Top

Party: D District: 27

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1427

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-490, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 2101, Beaverton, OR, 97075

Email: rep.tobiasread@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/read

Representative Chuck Riley Back to Top

Party: D District: 29

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1429

Interim Phone: 503-579-8302

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-274, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 250 NE Hillwood Dr. , Hillsboro, OR, 97124

Email: rep.chuckriley@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/riley

Representative Sherrie Sprenger Back to Top

Party: R District: 17

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1417

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-473, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.sherriesprenger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/sprenger



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Home Bible Studies "Violate Land Use Laws."

San Diego County is taking the unprecedented step in shutting down a Pastor’s Home Bible Study group or force them to apply for a ‘major use permit,’ potentially costing upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

If they continue holding Home Bible Studies in their home, they face “escalating fines.”

The “unlawful use of land” charge stems from questions asked of the Pastor and his wife by county officials of, “Do you have a regular meeting in your home,” “Do you say amen,” “Do you pray,” and “Do you say praise the Lord?” All were answered “Yes.”

Gatherings of 10 to 15 people in a private home for non-religious groups appear untouched by county officials.

Story here.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Updates from the Western Center for Law and Policy

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UPDATED!!!! Who’s Going to Bow Tie Blumenauer and Howard Dean’s Health Care Town Hall?

I signed up for Tickets and now we find out that due to popular demand there will be a lottery to see who wins. Let me know at victoria@kpam.com if you got tickets or if you were denied.

Health Care Town Hall with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Governor Howard Dean.You have to fill in a sign up sheet here.

Health Care Town Hall with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and special guest Howard Dean
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Auditorium
June 5, 2009
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

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