Milestone hit! More than 160 organizations have endorsed Measure 101

Yes on Measure 101 campaign is surging as Oregonians come together to protect health care for children and families

Oregonians are uniting in the campaign to protect Medicaid for low-income Oregonians and today supporters announced that more than 160 organizations have joined the coalition. When their health care is at risk, Oregonians show up to defend it. Last week in Medford, Bend and other communities, people came together to share their stories about how important it is to protect Medicaid for the people in their communities.

“Measure 101 protects health care coverage for our patients and stabilizes the insurance market,” says Christy Simila, RN, Portland. “When families don’t have coverage, a single hospitalization can throw them into a financial spiral it can take years to get out of. Having a coalition of more than 160 organizations shows that Oregonians believe that everyone in our state deserves health care.”

Coalition members point out that the holidays are particularly difficult for people without health care coverage.

“When families are paying off massive medical debt, the holidays become an extra burden rather than cause for celebration. But when children have coverage, their families have more financial security and do not have to seek expensive emergency care that drives costs up for everyone,” says Tonia Hunt, Executive Director of Children First for Oregon. “We are proud to be part of the coalition supporting Yes on Measure 101 and we hope everyone in the state will get involved.”

The Yes for Healthcare Coalition includes groups like AARP Oregon, Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Dental Association, the Oregon Primary Care Association, Oregon Education Association, Stand for Children, Oregon School Board Association, and dozens of other organizations.

Election Day is January 23, 2018, when all ballots are due at local drop sites or county elections offices by 8:00PM. Ballots will start arriving in mailboxes of registered voters after January 3, 2018.

Below is the list of coalition partners. To volunteer for the campaign and add your name to the list of supporters, visit www.yesforhealthcare.org.

Coalition to Protect Health Care

The Yes for Healthcare/Yes on Measure 101 campaign has a historically broad and diverse coalition of more than 160 supporting organizations from across the state.

  1. AARP Oregon
  2. AAUP Oregon
  3. Addictions Recovery Center
  4. Adelante Mujeres
  5. Advantage Dental
  6. AFT-Oregon
  7. AllCare Health
  8. Alliance4Kids
  9. Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon
  10. American Association of University Women
  11. American College of Nurse Midwives – Oregon
  12. American College of Physicians Oregon Chapter
  13. Asante
  14. Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
  15. Basic Rights Oregon
  16. Bridges to Change
  17. CareOregon
  18. Cascade Health Alliance
  19. Catholic Charities of Oregon
  20. Causa
  21. CCO Oregon
  22. Central City Concern
  23. Children First for Oregon
  24. The Children’s Clinic (offices in Portland, Tualatin and Newberg)
  25. Children’s Institute
  26. Church Women of United Lane County
  27. Climate Solutions
  28. Coalition for a Healthy Oregon (COHO)
  29. Coalition of Communities of Color
  30. Coalition of Community Health Clinics
  31. Coalition of Oregon Professional Association for Counseling and Therapy
  32. Coastal Family Health Center
  33. Columbia Pacific CCO
  34. Community Health Center of Clatskanie
  35. Community Partners for Affordable Housing
  36. Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
  37. De Paul Treatment Centers
  38. Disability Rights Oregon
  39. Douglas County Independent Physician Association
  40. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
  41. Euvalcree
  42. Fair Shot for All Oregon
  43. Familias En Accion
  44. Family Forward Oregon
  45. Family Nurturing Center
  46. Forward Together
  47. Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation
  48. Health Care for All Oregon
  49. Health Share of Oregon
  50. Housing Alliance
  51. Human Services Coalition of Oregon
  52. IATSE Local 488 Studio Mechanics PNW
  53. IBEW Local 48
  54. Independent Living Resources
  55. Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
  56. Jackson Care Connect CCO
  57. Jefferson Regional Health Alliance
  58. Jobs with Justice
  59. Kaiser Permanente
  60. La Clinica
  61. Lancaster Family Health Center
  62. Lane County Medical Society
  63. Latino Network
  64. League of Women Voters – Oregon
  65. Legacy Health
  66. Main Street Alliance of Oregon
  67. Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates
  68. Mirasol Family Health Center
  69. NAACP Portland Branch
  70. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
  71. National Association of Hispanic Nurses Oregon  Chapter
  72. National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 82
  73. National Association of Social Workers – Oregon
  74. National Organization for Women – Oregon Chapter
  75. Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
  76. Neighborhood Partnerships
  77. Northwest Housing Alternatives
  78. Nurses for Single Payer
  79. NW Oregon Labor Council
  80. Office of The Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie
  81. One Community Health
  82. Options Counseling and Family Services
  83. Oregon AFL-CIO
  84. Oregon AFSCME
  85. Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  86. Oregon Center for Christian Voices
  87. Oregon Center for Public Policy
  88. Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA)
  89. Oregon Consumer League
  90. Oregon Dental Association
  91. Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition
  92. Oregon Education Association
  93. Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals
  94. Oregon Head Start Association
  95. Oregon Health Care Association
  96. Oregon Health Equity Alliance
  97. Oregon Latino Agenda for Action
  98. Oregon Latino Health Coalition
  99. Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  100. Oregon Medical Association
  101. Oregon Nurses Association
  102. Oregon Patients Rights Association
  103. Oregon Pediatric Society
  104. Oregon Primary Care Association
  105. Oregon Public Health Association
  106. Oregon Public Health Association (OPHI)
  107. Oregon Recovers
  108. Oregon School-Based Health Alliance
  109. Oregon School Boards Association
  110. Oregon School Employees Association
  111. Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists
  112. Oregon State Council of Retired Citizens
  113. Oregon State Firefighters Council
  114. OSPIRG
  115. Oregon-PTA
  116. Oregon Working Families Party
  117. Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon
  118. Our Health Oregon
  119. Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  120. Pacific Pediatrics
  121. Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
  122. Partnership for Safety and Justice
  123. PCUN – Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste
  124. PeaceHealth
  125. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
  126. PrimaryHealth of Josephine County
  127. Professional and Technical Employees Local 17
  128. Project Access NOW
  129. Providence Health & Services
  130. Renew Oregon
  131. Rogue Community Health
  132. Rosewood Family Health Center
  133. Rural Health Association
  134. Rural Oregon Progressives
  135. Rural Organizing Project
  136. Salud Medical Center
  137. Samaritan Health Services
  138. SEIU Local 49
  139. SEIU Local 503
  140. ShelterCare
  141. St. Charles Health System
  142. Stand for Children
  143. Street Roots
  144. Trillium Community Health Plan
  145. Tuality Health
  146. UFCW Local 555
  147. Umpqua Health Alliance
  148. Unidos Bridging Community
  149. Unite Oregon
  150. United Academics
  151. United Seniors of Oregon
  152. Upstream Public Health
  153. Urban League of Portland
  154. Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  155. The Vocal Seniority
  156. We Can Do Better
  157. Western Oregon Advanced Health
  158. Willamette Dental
  159. Willamette Valley Community Health
  160. Willamette Valley Physicians
  161. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
  162. ZOOM+pediatrics