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Put Oregon Money to Work for Us, Not Wall Street

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It's been over two years since the economic collapse on Wall Street that brought our economy to its knees. But in Oregon the jobs that disappeared haven't come back and rural areas have been hit especially hard. Responsible small businesses and family farms can't get the loans they need to create jobs and to grow and invest in Oregon. 

We bailed out Wall Street. Now why aren't they doing their part to get Oregon's economy back on track? We need a bank that is accountable to the citizens of Oregon, not Wall Street executives. 

A new State Bank of Oregon will leverage billions of dollars of State funds currently invested in big Wall Street banks and put that money to work for us. Better yet, it won't cost our already strapped budget any more.

By partnering with community banks and credit unions, an Oregon State Bank would make loans to create jobs, support family farms and ranches, and help rebuild our state's economy.

Right now the Oregon State Legislature is considering bills that will form the basis of a State Bank of Oregon patterned after the successful model that has served North Dakotans for over 90 years. (See video above...)

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler has already announced his support, as have both Republicans and Democrats in the State Legislature. But we need your help to keep building momentum and support for a State Bank of Oregon. 

Sign the petition and share it with your friends and social networks. Our Legislators need to hear that we support a State Bank that puts Oregon money to work for us. 

 



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