EVENTS

Wallowa County Greater Idaho volunteers meeting

11 AM Friday, December 2 at The Range Rider in Enterprise at 1st & Main.


Greater Idaho will be on Wallowa County’s May ballot next year.


Grant Darrow has called for a meeting of Greater Idaho supporters of Wallowa County to get organized for the campaign to get a YES on Greater Idaho. Set an alert on your phone and mark your calendar!


One thing you can organize is looking for landowners who will let you put Greater Idaho banners or lawn signs in high-traffic areas. At some point state leadership will send a bunch of lawn signs and several 3’ by 6’ banners (with grommets in the corners) out to your area. State law doesn’t allow campaign signs on public property, although some campaigns ignore the law, so we need to ask land owners.

 

You can organize volunteers for texting other voters in our county to remember to vote for Greater Idaho. Or you walk neighborhoods to knock doors. Of course share our posts in local Facebook groups.


Assuming statewide donations are adequate, the statewide leadership will run online ads and send a couple mailers to mailboxes in April.

Official County Board Meetings

In seven counties, voters passed ordinances requiring the County Court or Board of Commissioners to meet regularly. It’s up to the commissioners to choose a time and place. Sometimes you’ll find information about the meeting on the county website. Some allow you to teleconference.

Most will allow a public comment time when attendees can try to convince the commissioners and anyone listening (sometimes journalists) why they should join the movement to move the Oregon/Idaho border, so please attend if you can.   Please ask the county commissioners in eastern Oregon to get the Eastern Oregon Counties Association to issue a press release in support of moving the border.

Oregon state Senator Lynn Findley was quoted in the Blue Mountain Eagle (and his email to us) that he would be willing to work toward moving the Oregon/Idaho border to include eastern and southern Oregon if he receives letters in support from county commissioners and county court members whose counties are in his district boundaries. Also, state Rep. Owens wrote “I look forward to seeing what direction that the counties and the voters will provide to Senator Findley and I to move forward on.”  So ask your county commissioners to write to their state legislators.

Malheur: second Monday of every January, May, and September

Lake: fourth Wednesday of every January, May, and September

Union: second Wednesday of every February, June, and October

Baker: second Wednesday of every March, July and November

Harney: fourth Wednesday of every March, July and November

Grant: first Wednesday of every April, August, and December

Jefferson: third Wednesday of every February and August (only twice a year)

Morrow: the commissioners choose the dates for the meetings.

Sherman & Klamath: the county measures were approved by voters, but do not require board meetings.

Wheeler: the ballot question was advisory and does not require meetings

GRANT COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

December 7 (Wednesday), 9:00 am at the Courthouse, Main Floor, 201 S Humbolt Street, Canyon City, OR 97820. 

NHK, a major Japanese TV news network, is planning to attend. Its English-language YouTube channel has millions of subscribers.

The meeting is open to the public. Details should be posted here soon: https://grantcountyoregon.net/AgendaCenter/Grant-County-Court-2

Update: to join remotely instead of in-person, JOIN THE WEBEX MEETING:
BY LIVE STREAM LINK: https://grantcountycourt.my.webex.com/meet/gccourtadmin
MEETING NUMBER (ACCESS CODE): 2569 286 8701
FROM A MOBILE DEVICE: +16504793208,,25692868701##
BY PHONE: 16504793208

Greater Idaho visits the Oregon Legislature for Legislative Days

December 8 (Thursday), all day in the Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon

Mike McCarter will be knocking on legislators’ doors seeking cosponsors for the Greater Idaho legislation for the next session of the Oregon Legislature, which begins in mid January.

You are welcome to do your own door-knocking. Or see if you can get an appointment with your own district’s legislators, either during Legislative Days (Dec 7-9) or back home in the district.  Legislative Days are the days when committee hearings are held in the building. Most legislators will be in the building for at least a couple hearings.

We don’t have enough cosponsors for our bill in Oregon yet and Dec 21 is the first deadline.

MALHEUR COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

Jan 9 (Monday), 9:00 am
 
Please attend to show our commissioners that there is local support, and they should send a letter to Sen. Findley and Rep. Owens about bringing this issue to the state legislature.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
Where: Malheur County Courthouse, 251 B St. W., Vale
How: you can show up in-person,
or by phone: (571) 317-3129, access code 299-510-653;
or online via GoToMeeting: https://meet.goto.com/MCPZ/malheur-county-court New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/299510653
 
Written comments will be accepted up to and during the meeting, and can be sent to Kim Ross at kim.ross@malheurco.org. Oral comments may also be given at the meeting.

LAKE COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

January 25 (Wednesday) 10 AM, 513 Center ST, Lakeview, OR at the County Administrative building.

use the link below to join the meeting on Zoom (comments can be typed in the chat box):
https://zoom.us/j/91484568866

UNION COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

February 8 (Wednesday) 9 am Joseph Annex Building, 1106 K Avenue, La Grande. Meetings are open to public attendance in person

Ask the commissioners to write a letter to their state legislators from their board. And ask them to have the EOCA (Eastern Oregon Counties Association) do the same thing now that 9 EOCA counties have voted in favor.

The county can update the information about the meeting: visit the county website

JEFFERSON COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

Feb 15 (Wednesday) 8:15 AM  Commission Meeting Room, 66 SE “D” Street, Madras

You can learn how to attend the meeting at the County’s website.

BAKER COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

March 8 (Wednesday)  9am at the Courthouse, 1995 Third St., Baker City, OR, located on the 1st floor next to the elevator in Room #190.   

You can attend in person or via Zoom: www.bakercounty.org/online/meetings.html

If you use Zoom, “to participate, to use the ‘raise your hand’ or chat feature. We will either ask the question on your behalf or unmute your microphone.”

 

HARNEY COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

March 22, 8:30 am at the County Courtroom. 

To use the internet to join the Zoom meeting, click here.

To phone into the Zoom meeting call 346-248-7799 and use this info: Meeting ID: 825 0469 3972 Passcode: 605839 One tap mobile +13462487799,,82504693972#,,,,*605839#

county website

Greater Idaho movement's first rally (Roseburg, March 2020)