Hello Chamber Members,
Even though we are all involved with the C-19, schools reopening whether at the facilities or at home and the intruding fires that are consuming the rest of our time, the month of November is closing upon us. And that means election time. Due to all the interruptions, it is likely that the voter turn-out can be lower than normal. Yet, we as Oregonians have the wonderful opportunity to vote by mail or drop off at the voting box/library. What a terrific fortune for us. If you know of anyone that has lost their homes due to the fires, they will likely not receive a mail in ballot – yet we as fellow supporters of one another can reassure them that they can still get theirs in other ways. Please advise them to connect with their local county elections department and have YOUR ballot be sent to an address that you can acquire it. In these times it is still quite important to vote. It is your right to state your belief in what you wish to see as an outcome. So- help yourself and others become strong voices by voting.
BACC Legislative Committee Chair