Common Sense For Oregon

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Common Sense For Oregon

Our mission is to find nonpartisan common sense solutions to the problems facing Oregon by focusing on good, sound, consistent public policy and governance at all levels of government.

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Defending 47 small businesses that have been financially devastated by the Governor’s business shutdowns during the pandemic.

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Taking legal action to challenge the Governor’s violation of the Oregon Constitution by granting early release to 1,177 convicted felons without following the clemency process.

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Development of a Constitutional Amendment which will clearly outline and limit the emergency power of the Governor.

Current Issues

The top issues for Oregonians are our top issues at Common Sense for Oregon. From the streets to the courts, we are working to resolve the issues most important to Oregonians through research, policy development and education by:

Balancing Government Power

Advocating for Public Safety

Creating Affordable Housing

Restoring Our Community

Addressing Homelessness

Improving Our Schools

Reforming Taxes

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    Our Accomplishments

    Early Release of Felons

    The massive early release of 1,142  convicted felons is a serious assault on the integrity of Oregon’s criminal justice system.


    Based on the recent census, we are tracking Oregon’s redistricting process and working to ensure that the revised districts are fair, free, and equal.

    Measure 11

    Common Sense for Oregon is working hard to ensure that victims of Oregon’s most violent and sexual crimes continue to receive justice.

    Serving Oregonians

    Common Sense for Oregon’s goal is to serve the people of Oregon by making it a better place to live and raise a family.  We advocate for a transparent government and also fight wasteful government spending.  We work for simple and clear government regulation but only where it is needed.  We press for a straightforward, clear, and balanced tax system, which is fair to all.  By protecting Oregon’s 100-year-old initiative system and referendum process, Common Sense for Oregon is an advocate for the voice of the people. Writing and supporting ballot measures allows Common Sense to be on the front lines of the battle for Oregon’s future.

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    Capitol Street Policy Center

    660 Capitol St. NE
    Salem, Oregon 97301

    Phone: 503-480-0523
    Fax: 503-362-0513

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