As many of you know, Oregon legislators are currently considering two measures to protect swipe fee reform. A hearing on one of those items, SJM 18, was held yesterday evening in Salem. Thanks to the tremendous support of small business owners, we were able to convince committee members this is an important issue that deserves their attention now – and they voted to move the measure out of committee.
While this is an important first step, it will take more momentum to earn a passing vote on the Senate floor. The Oregon Banker’s Association testified against swipe fee reform, and will do its best to keep SJM 18 and the related SB 965 from passing. That’s where you come in once again. This video, featuring several of you, was played for legislators at yesterday’s hearing
Please share it with your customers, friends and family. To help them understand more about the issues, you can send them to our website dedicated to swipe fee reform - www.dontswipeourmoney.com. Also take a few minutes to e-mail your legislator asking for support of swipe fee reform. If you haven’t already pledged your support for the measures you can also do that in just a few moments by using our easy online endorsement form. Together, we can move Oregon into a financial environment that works for businesses and consumers.