Why Greater Idaho is the right choice for rural Oregon

Oregon’s governor and legislature don’t need any Republican votes to rule Oregon. None of the Democrats in the legislature represent a rural area.

This is why Oregon passes laws that kill industries in eastern, central, and southern Oregon. They don’t protect us from rioters, forest arsonists, or school curricula that teach kids to hate Americans and Americanism. And they pass laws that violate our conscience. We can’t let our money support their system anymore. We are outnumbered, we don’t have leverage, and things will continue to get worse.

You love your community.  You’ve invested time in family, friends, and workplace there. Our strategy is a long shot, but together we may be able to save our communities by making them a part of Idaho.  State lines have been moved many times before.

Idaho respects traditional morality and justice, and it doesn’t get in the way of rural livelihoods. It has lower tax rate and a lower cost of living.

Our main document explains the details of our proposal. In our FAQ we explain why ideas like trying “harder” to win elections or trying to convince the legislature to give us our own state are less likely to happen.

We need to unite our neighbors around the idea of moving the border so that we can convince state legislators to stop holding our counties captive in a blue state.  Voters in two counties voted in favor of this idea in November, and five more in May 2021. But we need your help.

Use the links below to learn more about the movement, then TAKE ACTION to help make it happen.

Rural Oregon Counties belong in Idaho

Q: Can rural Oregon have a voice in state decisions without moving the border?

A: No. The ruling party in the Oregon Legislature doesn’t have a single rep from eastern or southern Oregon except Ashland’s district.

There is a way to get better governance for eastern Oregon. State borders can be moved.  It happened in 1958, when the Oregon/ Washington border was moved, and it could happen again with your help.

Which state do you want to govern your county: Oregon or Idaho?

Idaho has a lower overall tax burden, lower cost of living, and lower unemployment.  

Idaho’s government respects American values and American freedoms.

Oregon is ruled by politicians with Portland values.  Their decisions hurt our rural industries like timber, mining, trucking & farming.

Rural Oregon is in an abusive relationship with Willamette Valley. Their leaders refuse to protect us from rioters, arsonists, criminals, and illegal aliens, but they infringe on your 2nd Amendment right to defend your family.  They released criminals because of COVID and now they want to close state prisons. That area has 75% of Oregon’s voters, so their representatives don’t bother to listen to our representatives.  The state school curriculum teaches the next generation to hate Americans and Americanism.  Your tax money supports things that violate your conscience and our culture. It’s time to move on from this abusive relationship.  

Q: Can conservatives take Oregon back?

A: No. Oregon hasn’t elected a Republican for governor in 38 years because Republicans are outnumbered in Oregon.

Q: Why not make a new state?

A: We don’t think the Oregon Legislature would let us have our own state because that would add Republicans to the US Senate.

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Ranking sources: Tax Burden, Cost of Living, Education, Public Safety, Other rankings: Cato Institute