Your Action of the Week is
"Attend Lobby Days!"
As the Oregon legislature enters its second week, many organizations are organizing Lobby Days, inviting you to join them in raising our liberal voices to affect policy and law.
Come to Salem and lobby for Clean Energy Jobs, gun violence reduction, human rights, environment protection, and LGBTQ rights.
Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day
Date: Wednesday, February 6th
Time: 9 am to 3 PM
Place: Elsinore Theatre at 170 High St. SE, Salem
On Feb 6th, let’s show legislators massive support for the Clean Energy Jobs bill. A big rally and then one-on-one meetings with our legislators to give them the courage to stand up to polluting industry and pass a bill to make Oregon a leader in protecting the climate.
More information and to RSVP, click here
March for Our Children
Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 10 AM
Place: Salem, on the Capital stairsMake your Presidents Day count and show up for students. Join educators in Salem to march for education funding on February 18th. Our students deserve better. It’s time to show our lawmakers that our schools need funding now. Let’s march to tell them our students can’t wait.
More information and RSVP, click here.
ACLU of Oregon
Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PMYour voice is powerful in Salem. Meet other ACLU supporters and help create an Oregon that treats all people fairly!
Meet with your state legislators to advocate for issues like juvenile justice reform, privacy protections, and immigrant rights with the ACLU of Oregon.
No experience is necessary to make an effective lobby day participant! Participants will receive training on how to talk to lawmakers effectively before gathering with smaller groups to meet with Oregon's legislators and their staff. We will also be hosting a rally at the capitol steps.
This year, in Portland and Eugene, we are offering free bus rides to and from Salem, and we can also help connect people with others in your area to share a ride. We want to see you there!
More information and to register, click here.
2019 Wildlife Lobby Day
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Place: Ike Box, 299 Cottage St NE, Salem
This year's lobby day will focus on wildlife issues, ensuring our state legislators know how much Oregonians care about protecting native fish and wildlife. Topics will range from Fish and Wildlife Commission appointments, to ODFW budget (including wolves), poaching, and more. As we approach February 21st, Danielle Moser, Wildlife Program Coordinator for Oregon Wild, will have more details on the specific bills and policies.
We're inviting activists from all over Oregon to join us! Grassroots’ pressure creates political action. It is only through your help that we can protect Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters.
More information and to register, click here
Oregon Interfaith Advocacy Day
“Raising Diverse Voices of Faith to Strengthen Oregon Communities.”
Date: Monday, March 4
Time: 9 AM to 4PM
Place: Salem, St Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St, Salem
Morning session at St. Mark Lutheran Church feature a keynote address, workshops on effective advocacy;, and issue briefings on climate justice, criminal justice reform, gun violence prevention, health care, housing, hunger and immigration. After lunch, participants will march to the State Capital, where they will present their concerns to their legislators. Our goal is to create a massive mobilization of informed and influential citizen-lobbyists.
More information: EMO website
Basic Rights Oregon
Date: Tuesday, March 5th
Time: 10 AM
Place: First Congregational Church, 700 Marion St NE, Salem
This full-day action is an opportunity to speak directly with state lawmakers and advocate for LGBTQ justice. Our central focus this year is to pass Adi's Act (SB52), a law that would provide much needed resources to schools across Oregon to prevent youth suicide. In addition, we will continue advocating for Paid Family Medical Leave, Revenue Reform, and much more. Carpools, child care, and leadership opportunities are all available!
Register now for Basic Rights Oregon's 2019 Lobby Day here
Friends of Family Farmers – Farm and Rancher Day
Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Time: 9am (registration until 10am) to 4pm (end time may vary depending on legislative meetings)
Where: Willamette Heritage Center - Spinning Room (1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301)
A day of action at the State Capitol to support legislation addressing the top issues facing Oregon family farmers and ranchers. Brief presentations in the morning will cover current farm and food legislation, with tips and guidance for effectiveness with policymakers. Once again, we will be holding a mid-day rally on the Capitol steps and a special Farmers Market inside the Capitol to highlight the our issues. Join us for the day and together we can show decision-makers that Family Farms Mean Business! Light breakfast and lunch provided
RSVP in advance here
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
Date: Monday, April 8th
This is in the planning stage, so not much detail yet. But save the Date for IMIrJ's first-ever interfaith Immigrant Justice Advocacy Day in Salem. More details will be available on Facebook
Printable PDFs of
Action of the Week here.