Bill Currier, chief petitioner, filed the papers for the Stop the Abuse petition seeking the recall of Oregon governor Kate Brown on Monday, 1 June 2020. We have 90 days — 29 August — now to gather nearly 300,000 signatures to trigger a recall election. The Secretary of State issued the official template on Wednesday, 3 June and the ORP got right to work printing the initial batches of 10-line sheets to distribute statewide through 36 county networks. The "single signature" form, now labeled "E-Sheet" is available for downloading and printing. Take care to follow the instructions to ensure your signature counts:
Most Importantly — The e-sheet is very clear that each individual must print the petition themselves or personally request that a separate person print it for them. What does this mean? Our interpretation is that no person shall pre-print a stack of e-sheets for individual distribution.
TWO signatures are required. One is the actual petition signature, the other is the certification that you have printed it yourself or requested that another individual print it for you so that you can sign it.
The dates on both signatures MUST MATCH
Never, ever number the petition. The Chief Petitioner and his volunteer staff will number the petitions as they are received. Print your name and address on the bottom line, and be sure to PRINT LEGIBLY!
Marion County Republicans is OPEN
Marion County Republicans has adopted the slogan "ReOpen Oregon — #ShutDownBrown" alongside the ORP's standard "Stop the Abuse". Signs are for sale at the combined ORP/MCR office located at 752 Hawthorne Ave. NE, Salem. The office is open every Monday-Friday through the summer; the petition will always be available here.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday — 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m;
- Tuesday, Thursday — 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Volunteer to circulate
Since you can sign this petition only once, you may be wondering, "Is that all there is?" Surely you know the answer to that. In addition to encouraging friends and neighbors to sign, you can save them the effort of either hunting down a location or downloading and completing an e-sheet by volunteering to circulate the petition. You can limit or expand your outreach effort to your comfort level. Below are some resources:
Stay up to date
In our first effort the ORP made history by collecting more than 250,000 signatures with an all-volunteer team. If you would like to make history with us as we successfully gather enough signatures to place this recall on the ballot, fill out the form available at the campaign web site. If you would like to receive updates by text or e-mail, be sure to check the appropriate box(es). You can also elect to receive only updates without committing to volunteer.