Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I changed my mind, we must pass these taxes

State of Oregon now hiring:
Communities of Color Outreach Coordinator/Bilingual: English-Spanish
$4,716 - $6,587 MONTHLY

This position requires verbal and written bilingual/English/Spanish language skills.

The major duties include:

Coordinate the design, development and implementation of an effective outreach and enrollment campaigns for communities of color.

Work with DHS staff to determine system opportunities/barriers to rapid enrollment of eligible children in Health Kids.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a new state agency created by House Bill 2009 during the 2009 regular legislative session. The OHA will transform the state's system to make quality health care accessible and affordable for every Oregonian.

I wish that someone had told me that the legislature had spent the last session creating new state agencies that would then need to hire Communities of Color Outreach Coordinators. Clearly we need new taxes to keep these new programs coming.

I can't imagine why the vote yes for Oregon campaign isn't running campaigns talking about not being able to create new state agencies such as this if the state doesn't take more money from the hardworking people of Oregon.

My only consolation if the taxes don't pass is that we can probably let a few inmates out of prison to make sure that this position gets funded.

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