Your Keep Oregon Safe PAC Contribution = Oregon Tax Credit

Your Keep Oregon Safe PAC Contribution = Oregon Tax Credit


Dear current and retired PPA Members,

As the leadership of the PPA we have witnessed extraordinary courage, determination, dedication, and compassion displayed by countless PPA members in the communities they serve. That hard work has inspired us to approach our service to you with the same vigor and passion that PPA members display on a daily basis.

We are proud of the work we’ve done together and our accomplishments during our tenure. We have remained focused on the continuous quest to improve services and accountability as an organization. We have expanded our advocacy beyond wages, benefits, and working conditions. And we have added additional layers of protection that reflect the evolving changes in the job Portland Police Officers do every day.

Our pledge and commitment to you are that, with your support, the PPA as an organization, will continue to move forward. We will continue to meet issues and controversies head-on in advocacy of our members and the communities they serve. We will strive to provide more services and benefits to the past, present, and future members of the PPA while continuing to build on what we’ve already accomplished.

To build public support we need the resources and flexibility to talk directly with the community about who we are, what we do and why we deserve their support. Now more than ever, the PPA needs to be a voice that is heard by the public and the newly elected officials statewide and locally.

As we enter a critical time for all law enforcement locally and nationally, we need to have the ability to make a difference. We need to be able to have a stronger voice in protecting our safety, work conditions, wages, and benefits. We need to be able to address the evolving needs of the communities we serve in a way that Portlanders deserve and expect.

In our tax system, the State of Oregon gives each tax-paying Oregonian a $50 gift. But you can’t keep it. Instead, you must either pay it back in state taxes — or donate it to a qualified political campaign, cause, or political action committee (PAC). By contributing $50 to a PAC, you can make Oregon a better place – and it won’t cost you a dime. Married, filing jointly? It’s $50 per person – so you and your spouse can donate $100 and get it all back as a tax credit! (Note: You must qualify for the tax credit, which is only available to single adults with incomes under $100,000 and joint filers with income under $200,000.)

Please consider contributing to Keep Oregon Safe PAC for 2018.


Daryl Turner, President
Portland Police Association
Treasurer, Keep Portland Safe PAC
Daryl Turner, President
Portland Police Association
Treasurer, Keep Portland Safe PAC  

For your convenience » make your Keep Portland Safe PAC Contribution ONLINE


To contribute by check, make check payable to “Keep Portland Safe” and mail to:

Keep Portland Safe
P.O. Box 42307
Portland, OR 97242

You must include your occupation, employer, and employer city & state on your check.

Oregon offers an income tax credit to Oregon tax filers who contribute to qualifying state, federal or local political campaigns. The total credit is limited to $100 on a joint return or $50 on a single or separate return. Please see for details. Contributions or gifts to this campaign are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.