In 2012, the Sound and Spokane Alliances teamed up to deliver key swing votes for a $1.1 billion statewide capital and environmental infrastructure bill that is creating 20,000 jobs over 3 years in the hard hit construction industry. It is one of the biggest jobs / stimulus initiatives in state history.
MACG’s #1 priority health care reform bills both passed during the 2012 Oregon legislative session. The MACG Health Care Action Team organized a ‘full-court press’ on legislators to support these bills, especially measures for stronger consumer governance of new health care entities.
The IAF Northwest and its affiliated Alliances have effectively demonstrated the powerful synergy that arises from combining environmental initiatives with job creation strategies.