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Monday, October 19, 2020

You Can Help Say Yes to Clackamas Kids

 You'll find Measure 3-564 on your ballot if you're a Clackamas County resident, and our Voters' Guide and slate cards at urge you to vote yes. So what would happen if the Children's Safety Levy is passed, as we hope?  According to the grassroots group Yes for Clackamas Kids, the measure would:

  • Fund critical programs and services that work to protect children and youth.

  • Support local nonprofits and organizations with a record of success serving people in Clackamas County.

  • Be accountable to taxpayers and voters.

More than 200 local organizations, elected officials and community, business and faith leaders have endorsed Measure 3-564. “Advocates have been working tirelessly since 2010 to put this measure on the ballot,” says campaign manager Jonathan Pugsley. 

Passage of the measure is particularly important right now, he adds. “If the pandemic and wildfires have shown us anything it is that children and youth in our county need our help, especially those experiencing abuse, violence and neglect. The Children’s Safety Levy will double the number of children served with a modest investment of $43 a year for the average homeowner.”

Yes for Clackamas Kids is looking for volunteers who can help with phone banking Monday through Thursday until November 3, and literature dropping during the next two weekends. If you can help, email Jon Pugsley at to sign up.