NAC Advisory
OREGON
Senate Joint Resolution 33

March 5, 2003

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DATE   : March 5, 2003
SUBJECT: Oregon Senate Joint Resolution 33
TO     : All naturists

Dear Naturist,

The Naturist Action Committee is closely monitoring the 2003 U.S. state legislatures on behalf of naturists. We have recently identified a threatening situation in Oregon. NAC wishes to make you aware of it, to let you know what NAC is doing, and to ask that you be prepared to help.


THE PROBLEM

This past Friday, Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Aloha) and Sen. Charles Starr (R-Hillsboro) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 33, a measure that directly affects naturists.

Sponsors in the Oregon House of Representatives will include Rep. Betsy Close (R-Albany), Rep. Linda Flores (R-Clackamas and Multnomah counties) and Rep. Mary Gallegos (R-Cornelius).

SJR 33 proposes an amendment to Oregon's Constitution to authorize laws limiting or prohibiting persons younger than 21 years of age from viewing what its legislative sponsors call (as if it were an indivisible term) "nudity and sexual activity." The bill also authorizes the creation of a definition for "nudity and sexual activity" for the purpose of enforcing the prospective prohibition.

If passed, SJR 33 would place the question of the constitutional amendment on a statewide ballot for approval or rejection by the state's voters. Such a vote could pave the way for laws that would end family-friendly naturism in the state of Oregon.


WHAT NAC IS DOING

The Naturist Action Committee has joined with the American Association for Nude Recreation and the Northwest Nudist Association to hire a legislative lobbyist to assist naturists and nudists in assuring the defeat of this dangerous measure.

The measure has not yet been assigned to a legislative committee, but NAC is monitoring it closely.


WHAT CAN I DO?

This is a NAC Advisory. It is not a call for action at this time. NAC wishes naturists - especially Oregon naturists - to be aware of the situation and be ready to respond when the time is right. Look for NAC Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this topic.


MORE INFORMATION
Additional information about Senate Joint Resolution 33 is available on the web site of the Naturist Action Committee:

     www.naturistsociety.com/NAC

Select ALERTS, ADVISORIES & UPDATES and then "Current Advisories" to find this Advisory and links to additional information, including the complete text of the proposed joint resolution.


PLEASE HELP NAC HELP NATURISTS IN OREGON AND ELSEWHERE

The Naturist Action Committee exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout North America. NAC is a volunteer nonprofit organization that relies on the grass roots participation of naturists who understand that individuals working together can make a difference.

NAC has no membership roster on which to assess dues, and it relies completely on voluntary contributions from concerned and involved naturists like you. Monitoring lawmakers across North America is expensive, but NAC knows that it's necessary for the protection of our freedoms.

Won't you take a moment to help NAC by sending a generous donation? You may send your donation to the address below, or you may call toll free (800) 886-7230 to donate by phone using your MasterCard or Visa.

  NAC
  PO Box 132
  Oshkosh, WI 54903
 

Thank you for choosing to make a difference!

Naturally,

Mark Storey
Board Member
Naturist Action Committee

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Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Dir. Bob Morton      - <ctnudists@aol.com>
Board Member Mark Storey       - <storey98@aol.com>
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - <naturist@sunclad.com>
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