Political Action Committees

Making Salem a More Business-Friendly Place 

OBI is a leader in political advocacy, engaging in every election cycle with both offensive and defensive political strategies on issues that impact our members. We rely on your generous donations to continue this important work.  

Our Candidate PAC (ID: 10) works to elect more legislators – regardless of party affiliation - who understand the impact of public policy and job creation on Oregon’s economy. Our Issues PAC (ID: 3073) supports campaigns on ballot measures that impact businesses and support a strong Oregon business climate. Sometimes that means joining forces with partners to advance a specific ballot measure, but also frequently means defending business interests against ballot measures that make keeping jobs in Oregon more difficult. 

As a supporter of the OBI PACs, you join over 400 other OBI members to make OBI’s Candidate PAC among the strongest in Oregon. Our business donors come from every corner of our state, demonstrating strong grassroots support with over 85% of our contributions coming from businesses who have given less than $500. As donors, you get access to our election strategies, updates on campaigns throughout the state, and opportunities to interact with candidates and incumbents. 

For more information about OBI's political action committees, including how to donate, contact Nathaniel Brown.

Campaign Finance Reform 

The conversation around campaign finance reform has been heating up across the state. In November 2020, voters will be asked to weigh in on SJR 18, an amendment to the state constitution that would allow local governments to set limits on campaign contributions. In April, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that contribution limits set by Multnomah County voters in 2016 are legal. This sets the stage for negotiations during the 2021 long legislative session, and OBI will work hard to ensure a level playing field for all. Check back here for updates as this conversation develops.