The Portland Children’s Levy was created by voters in 2002 and overwhelmingly renewed in both 2008 and 2013. In the 15 years since voters first approved the Levy, over $150 million has been invested in more than 50 organizations, including College Possible. Levy funds have annually supported services for more than 14,000 children.
The organizations funded by the Levy are committed to providing programs in the following areas:
- Child abuse prevention and intervention
- Early childhood programs
- After school, summer and mentoring programs
- Children in foster care programs
- Child hunger prevention
We have the chance to vote to renew the Portland Children’s Levy (Measure 26-197) and continue our funding for this great program before May 15.
A YES vote for Measure 26-197 does not increase the rate but instead renews The Children’s Levy at the same tax rate we are paying now.
The Portland Children’s Levy has provided important support to many organizations that help our youth improve their life outcomes and break the cycle of poverty, better prepare them for the workforce of the future and reduce government social costs. It creates a triple payback that validates its need to be continued.”
–Ken Thrasher, retired CEO of Fred Meyer and Compli
Renewing The Portland Children’s Levy is an important way to say that in Portland, we care about our kids–and put those values into action every day. Please vote YES for Measure 26-197 by May 15.