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.