Voter Registration Online

OR-Vote  You can register to vote online at: oregonvotes.org
Last day to register to vote for the November 5 election is Tuesday October 15th.

If you are 17 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.

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Gov: Bill of Rights

bill-of-rights   The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. . The Constitution might not have been ratified without the promise of a Bill of Rights. Added in 1791, the first 10 amendments place strict limits on how the national government can use its power over the people.

The First Amendment protects the freedoms of religion, speech, and the press, and the rights of assembly and to petition the government. The Second Amendment protects the rights of states to maintain a militia and of citizens to bear arms. The Third Amendment restricts quartering of troops in private homes. The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments were written to ensure fair legal treatment for those accused of crimes. The Seventh Amendment concerns civil cases. The Eighth Amendment prohibits excessive bail or fines and forbids cruel or unusual punishment. The Ninth Amendment makes it clear that citizens have other rights beyond those listed in the Constitution. The Tenth Amendment states that any power not specifically given to the national government is reserved for the states.

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Honors Gov: Social Science Analysis Research

Social Science Analysis Research: Sick Around America

sick-around-america    More than 2.5 million Americans lost their jobs last year, and along with their livelihood, their health insurance. As the economy continues to spiral, the new administration promises to deliver comprehensive health care reform. Sick Around America lays bare the flaws in our system and examines the critical choices Americans face in changing a system that all sides agree needs a fundamental overhaul.
Chapter 1: We Were Incredibly Lucky
Mark Murray’s family medical crisis was fully covered by the health plan provided by employer Microsoft. Millions of others aren’t so fortunate.
Chapter 2: Stories of a Broken System
Medical bills bankrupt some. Others lose health coverage just when they need it most. And some people must seek jobs just for the health benefits.
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