• Preserving Oregon's Initiative Process
• Supporting Tax Reforms For A Fair And Balanced Tax System
• Working To Reduce And Simplify Government Regulation Of Our Lives
We work with citizen volunteers throughout the state to make our tax structure fairer and more balanced, to change the regulatory system to respect personal freedom and to encourage entrepreneurs, and to honor the basic principles of the Oregon System as to the citizen initiative process.
About Us

Common Sense For Oregon was founded with a mission to serve the people of Oregon by making it a better place to raise a family. By protecting Oregon’s 100 year old Initiative System and Referendum Process, Common Sense For Oregon is an advocate for the voice of the people. Writing and supporting ballot measures allows Common Sense to be on the front lines of the battle for Oregon’s future. Common Sense represents Oregon’s interest in increasing open government through stronger government transparency and fighting wasteful government spending with spending reform. Common Sense works to expose government waste. We also work to support the economic liberties of the people by pressing for simple and clear government regulation but only where it is needed. We also press for a simple, clear, and balanced tax system, which is fair to all concerned. Join the Common Sense For Oregon mission: contribute or sign up for our mailing list today!

Common Sense For Oregon’s Inspiration

Over 100 years ago, a group of rag-tag performers, headed by William S. Uren, took Salem back from the special interests that had come to dominate politics in Salem. Uren had a very simple idea: the common sense of the people of Oregon should be making important decisions for the state, not well-healed special interests. And so became the birth of the Oregon initiative and referendum system.

Attacks on the Initiative and Referendum System

Did you know that Oregon’s initiative and referendum system is under constant attack by special interests in the Oregon Legislature? That’s right. Oregon’s time-honored and cherished institution is constantly being weakened by the very special interests that the initiative and referendum system are supposed to protect us against. Click here for more information on how you can help Common Sense For Oregon defend the rights guaranteed to you by the Oregon Constitution.

Common Sense for Oregon’s Entities

Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is an Oregon non-profit Corporation recognized under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is registered with the Oregon Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section.

501c3Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Incorporated is an Oregon non-profit charitable corporation recognized under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc. are fully tax deductible unless otherwise noted.

Both Common Sense For Oregon and the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation are organized under the laws under the State of Oregon. The organizations have separate Boards of Directors. Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is organized to advocate for, and behalf of, common sense solutions to Oregon’s current problems.

The Common Sense For Oregon Foundation is organized for the purpose of educating the public, and raising awareness of the public, with respect to matters effecting the operation and effectiveness of their state government. The Common Sense For Oregon Foundation does not advocate on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office, any measure on the Oregon ballot, or take part of any other activity that may be construed as electioneering under the applicable regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.

The costs associated with running this site, and the messages contained herein, are paid for entirely by Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated and not the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc. Unless specifically noted otherwise, none of the statements contained in this website should be attributed to, or imputed to, the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc.


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About Us

Common Sense For Oregon was founded with a mission to serve the people of Oregon by making it a better place to raise a family. By protecting Oregon’s 100 year old Initiative System and Referendum Process, Common Sense For Oregon is an advocate for the voice of the people. Writing and supporting ballot measures allows Common Sense to be on the front lines of the battle for Oregon’s future. Common Sense represents Oregon’s interest in increasing open government through stronger government transparency and fighting wasteful government spending with spending reform. Common Sense works to expose government waste. We also work to support the economic liberties of the people by pressing for simple and clear government regulation but only where it is needed. We also press for a simple, clear, and balanced tax system, which is fair to all concerned. Join the Common Sense For Oregon mission: contribute or sign up for our mailing list today!

Common Sense For Oregon’s Inspiration

Over 100 years ago, a group of rag-tag performers, headed by William S. Uren, took Salem back from the special interests that had come to dominate politics in Salem. Uren had a very simple idea: the common sense of the people of Oregon should be making important decisions for the state, not well-healed special interests. And so became the birth of the Oregon initiative and referendum system.

Attacks on the Initiative and Referendum System

Did you know that Oregon’s initiative and referendum system is under constant attack by special interests in the Oregon Legislature? That’s right. Oregon’s time-honored and cherished institution is constantly being weakened by the very special interests that the initiative and referendum system are supposed to protect us against. Click here for more information on how you can help Common Sense For Oregon defend the rights guaranteed to you by the Oregon Constitution.

Common Sense for Oregon’s Entities

Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is an Oregon non-profit Corporation recognized under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is registered with the Oregon Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section.

501c3Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Incorporated is an Oregon non-profit charitable corporation recognized under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc. are fully tax deductible unless otherwise noted.

Both Common Sense For Oregon and the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation are organized under the laws under the State of Oregon. The organizations have separate Boards of Directors. Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is organized to advocate for, and behalf of, common sense solutions to Oregon’s current problems.

The Common Sense For Oregon Foundation is organized for the purpose of educating the public, and raising awareness of the public, with respect to matters effecting the operation and effectiveness of their state government. The Common Sense For Oregon Foundation does not advocate on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office, any measure on the Oregon ballot, or take part of any other activity that may be construed as electioneering under the applicable regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.

The costs associated with running this site, and the messages contained herein, are paid for entirely by Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated and not the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc. Unless specifically noted otherwise, none of the statements contained in this website should be attributed to, or imputed to, the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc.


read more
About Us

Common Sense For Oregon was founded with a mission to serve the people of Oregon by making it a better place to raise a family. By protecting Oregon’s 100 year old Initiative System and Referendum Process, Common Sense For Oregon is an advocate for the voice of the people. Writing and supporting ballot measures allows Common Sense to be on the front lines of the battle for Oregon’s future. Common Sense represents Oregon’s interest in increasing open government through stronger government transparency and fighting wasteful government spending with spending reform. Common Sense works to expose government waste. We also work to support the economic liberties of the people by pressing for simple and clear government regulation but only where it is needed. We also press for a simple, clear, and balanced tax system, which is fair to all concerned. Join the Common Sense For Oregon mission: contribute or sign up for our mailing list today!

Common Sense For Oregon’s Inspiration

Over 100 years ago, a group of rag-tag performers, headed by William S. Uren, took Salem back from the special interests that had come to dominate politics in Salem. Uren had a very simple idea: the common sense of the people of Oregon should be making important decisions for the state, not well-healed special interests. And so became the birth of the Oregon initiative and referendum system.

Attacks on the Initiative and Referendum System

Did you know that Oregon’s initiative and referendum system is under constant attack by special interests in the Oregon Legislature? That’s right. Oregon’s time-honored and cherished institution is constantly being weakened by the very special interests that the initiative and referendum system are supposed to protect us against. Click here for more information on how you can help Common Sense For Oregon defend the rights guaranteed to you by the Oregon Constitution.

Common Sense for Oregon’s Entities

Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is an Oregon non-profit Corporation recognized under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is registered with the Oregon Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section.

501c3Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Incorporated is an Oregon non-profit charitable corporation recognized under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc. are fully tax deductible unless otherwise noted.

Both Common Sense For Oregon and the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation are organized under the laws under the State of Oregon. The organizations have separate Boards of Directors. Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated is organized to advocate for, and behalf of, common sense solutions to Oregon’s current problems.

The Common Sense For Oregon Foundation is organized for the purpose of educating the public, and raising awareness of the public, with respect to matters effecting the operation and effectiveness of their state government. The Common Sense For Oregon Foundation does not advocate on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office, any measure on the Oregon ballot, or take part of any other activity that may be construed as electioneering under the applicable regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.

The costs associated with running this site, and the messages contained herein, are paid for entirely by Common Sense For Oregon, Incorporated and not the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc. Unless specifically noted otherwise, none of the statements contained in this website should be attributed to, or imputed to, the Common Sense For Oregon Foundation, Inc.


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