Protect the legacy of Measure 5

You can protect the legacy of Measure 5 with a donation to the Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon.
Make a donation of cash, stock, vehicles or other items here.


It almost didn’t happen…

Voters previously rejected property tax limits in 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 and 1986.   It was Measure 5 in 1990 that seemed to win the hearts and minds of voters.   That decision helped the public to place a limit on how high property taxes could go with a few exceptions.   Measure 5 helped to protect Oregon’s most financially fragile citizens, seniors on limited income, from being priced out of their homes.

The savings to Oregon home-owners have been dramatic.

Your property taxes would be 40% higher today if it wasn’t for Measure 5 tax cuts!

Don made a real difference through his hard work on Measure 5. Throughout the rest of his life, people came up to Don on the street and thanked him. “If it wasn’t for Measure 5, I wouldn’t be able to afford to live in my own home,” they’d tell him. Twenty-five years later I still get phone calls from people expressing their gratitude.

Unfortunately Don passed away in 2011 and could not celebrate this special 25th birthday of Measure 5.

On Don’s behalf, please take a moment to remember how important Measure 5 has been and consider making a charitable contribution to this Foundation to protect Measure 5’s history and legacy.   Today, there is often misunderstanding by the media and policymakers on how important Measure5’s impact was on everyday Oregon homeowners.    Those who ignore history or re-write history are likely to build a flawed future.

Thank you for your support.


Jason Williams
Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon

P.S. To protect the legacy of Measure 5’s legacy  for the next 25 years, you can make a charitable deductible donation of property, vehicles, stock or cash to the Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon. Call us at 503-603-9009 or mail us at P.O. Box 23573, Tigard, OR, 97281

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