OUTDOOR SCHOOL IS UP FOR A VOTE
Republished from Outdoor Industry Association email alert, July 1, 2016
On election day this November, Oregon voters will see something uncommon on their ballot – whether or not to allocate a portion of lottery revenue to outdoor education programming.
“Save Outdoor School for All,” a statewide campaign behind the effort, announced yesterday that it has collected 130,000 signatures, more than enough to put this measure to the voters. The initiative proposes using 4 percent of lottery proceeds, not to exceed $22 million annually, to provide a week of Outdoor School to each fifth and sixth grader in the state. Lottery funds in Oregon currently support economic development, education, parks and watersheds.
There are many ways to engage, from endorsing and recruiting others, to writing a letter to the editor, making a contribution, or hosting an educational session for your employees.
OIA and many of our members are already involved and doing good work including 2nd Wind Sports, Cairn, Columbia Sportswear, Hi-Tec Sports, Hydro Flask, KEEN Footwear, Leatherman, Mazamas, Mountain Shop, Outdoor Project, REI, Ruffwear, Snow Peak and Yakima.
Read more about the campaign here.