The common sense political voice of sports fishermen
Politics are dictating the present and future of sports angling. Interest groups throughout the state lobby for dwindling resources, policies, and legislation that impact fishing in Oregon. Several environmental groups are attempting to limit access for fishing in our rivers, lakes, and the state waters of the Pacific Ocean, and reduce or eliminate hatchery mitigation. This is going on particularly in the ocean with huge marine reserves proposed by the out-of-state Pew Foundation hiring Oregonians to front for them in organizations like "Our Ocean". Oregon's territorial sea is among the best managed marine areas in the world. Most of the species that were once listed as "overfished" have come back way ahead of the biological schedule. A reasonable system of small research areas are justifiable, BUT taking 70% of the fishable waters out of public access forever, without being able to scientifically document the need, is criminal!
Oregon Anglers is a political action committee (PAC) formed by sports fishing advocates to protect and advance our rights and causes. Our PAC is a blend of dedicated volunteers, none drawing any salary for their efforts, and an unpaid advisory group of fisheries biologists and other experts in many fields that impact sport fishing. We are lucky to have one of the state's influential and effective lobbyists as our legislative director , and a former legislator and state treasurer as president.
All donations go toward advancing sports fishing for today and the future. We have no employees and our office is rent free, so our overhead is very low.
We founded Oregon Anglers as a PAC (Political Action Committee) because we can tap the resources of the average angler without it costing him or her a cent! Oregon tax law allows political action contributions to be counted as tax paid, up to the following limits (taken from the Oregon Personal Income Tax Forms and Instructions booklet):
Political Contribution Credit. Fill in your total political contributions, but not more than $100 on a joint return, or $50 on all others. The contribution must have been made during the tax year. It must have been a donation of money to any of the following:
- A political party.
- A qualified candidate (or the candidate's principal campaign committee) for federal, state or local office to be voted for in Oregon.
- A political action committee certified in Oregon.
Oregon Anglers is registered with the Oregon Secretary of State's office as one of these legitimate political action committees.
Example: If you owe $300 in state income taxes, and have donated donated $100 to Oregon Anglers in that tax year, you pay only $200 to the State (on a joint return).
One frequently asked question: "Can we contribute more than $100?" Answer: Of course, but you can only claim up to $100 as your state tax credit.
Together we can make fishing great in Oregon for today and tomorrow. Please join Oregon Anglers to make a difference!
NEW REQUIREMENTS FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Please print the information on the pledge card below. Fill out all applicable lines and return to the address listed. If you are retired, please indicate so under occupation. If employed by someone else, now you must fill out the blue lines also. This is a new requirement of all PACs to be able to give you your tax credit. If self-employed, be specific about your job.