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"Encourage the Walking Senators"

$39,214 of $49,500 goal

Raised by 761 people in 2 months
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UPDATE 7-5-19  I have turned off the donation option.  Please donate directly to the PAC listed in the 6-26-19 update.

UPDATE 6-26-19
Please DO NOT make any more contributions here.  Please donate directly to the PAC: 

https://www.standwithoursenators.com/

UPDATE #3:  6-23-19  I am delighted to say that  plans are being finalized to send the money to the PAC set up for the senators.  We expect to accomplish that in the next week!  Thank you for all the support.  I know the senators appreciate it.  I appreciate  all of you in supporting our senators.  We know they still have challenges ahead of them and hopefully this will ease their minds a bit. As soon as the funds have been transferred, I will post the receipt here.  Thank you again for doing an amazing job!

UPDATE #2:  I have just been informed that Kate plans to fine the Senators $500 per day for every day they are out!  This is outrageous.

UPDATE #1:  The senators have walked.   

6-19-19  Our senators are prepared to walk out in order to not allow the Super Majority to pass the dangerous Cap & Trade Bill (HB 2020) that will harm all Oregonians.  They will need to leave the state. Please support their decision to protect your family against this disastrous bill.  All money raised will pay for expenses for the senators.   The ruling majority has prohibited them from raising funds on their own.  all donations will be returned to donors if they are able to get an agreement and not walk. (PLEASE NOTE:  this is the original post.  The senators walked and originally we did not know about the unlawful fines that would be imposed on the senators.  Thus the goal amount has been raised to cover the fines. )

Senators that will benefit from these funds are: Herman Baertschiger, Cliff Benz, Brain Boquist, Fred Girod, Bill Hansell, Dallas Heard, Tim Knopp, Dennis Linthicum, Alan Olsen, chuck Thompson, and Kim Thatcher.


Expenses that may be paid are traveling expenses,  expenses needed while out of state,  or unlawful fines imposed by Kate.  I will be withdrawing funds into my own personal account and will then disburse to the senators through the methods that are approved by Oregon state law.  I am working with a family member and another Oregon Senate employee to get the funds allocated in the appropriate and legal manner.
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Checks for $3400 have been cut to all 11 senators. We ended up with a net of just over $37,000 after fees and those that asked for refunds to send directly to the other PAC. Thank you all for your generous support of our Oregon
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UPDATE: 7-13-19
After 3 LONG weeks, I just received an email the funds are being released! PTL. As soon as the money has been received, I will be turn it over to the PAC for the senators. thank you to all who have hung in there!
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7-5-19. Today marks 2 weeks that GFM has held on to YOUR money. The money you donated to help our Oregon 11. You all came together and we raised for $43,000. To say I am frustrated is putting it mildly.

I have no way to generate refunds. So here is my suggestion. Go into your donation and request a refund. Then give it to the PAC that was set up for the senators (link below) This will accomplish 2 goals....get the money were you wanted it to go, and take money out of GFM pocket. Until I was contacted a day ago by a donor, I had no idea GFM added a tip when you made a donation! this was in addition to the charges they were charging me for using the platform.

I have tried to play nice, I have repeatedly given them all the info they asked for. If you do not request a refund, there will be one of 2 things that happen. 1-GFM release the hold on the funds and I forward to the PAC. OR,
2-GFM continues to deny the funds and send you all refunds.

The decision is yours. I am sorry that they decided to get political and punish us conservatives. I have compiled many of your notes of support and will be creating a doc and sending to the Oregon 11. thank you all. You all have been amazing! Here is the link to the PAC:
https://www.standwithoursenators.com/
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7-2-19 As of today, GFM has still not determined if they are going to release the funds so that I may transfer them to the PAC for the senators. the PAC and I have been working together and they have all of the information they need to comply with Oregon law. As soon as I know more, I will update again. ~Carol
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