The Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB2020) is still being worked on in the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction. There will be a Lobby Day in Salem on May 29 starting at 10:00 am.
All of the info you need to know is listed below. It is a bit lengthy, but all the details are provided:
PLEASE RSVP to ATTEND:
RSVP Link: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/3499860959931924480
Carpooling: We need carpool drivers! Please sign up to drive others here: Climate Day of Action Carpool Driver Sign Up
Climate Day of Action Schedule
10:00 - 10:30 - Check-in on the Oregon Capitol Steps, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301 Check in and grab your materials for the day. You’ll receive your legislator meeting time and program for the day. Continental breakfast and coffee will be provided.
10:20 - 10:50 - We’ll head to the House and Senate Gallery to show support for climate action.
11:00 - 11:30 am - After we are received on the House-Senate Floor, we’ll head to the Micah building, 600 State St, Salem, OR 97301, for a Tamale Lunch and training on what we need to emphasize during our legislator meetings.
Note: If you missed the morning check-in and visibility opportunity then you can still join legislative meetings and check in with Renew Oregon staff at the Micah Building until 11:00 am. If you are running late please contact Sonny Mehta, 971-678-5355, right away.
12:30 - 12:45 - After the training program and lunch we’ll depart from the Micah Building and head back to the Capitol Steps for a group picture before departing for meetings with legislators.
1:00 pm - Staff and volunteer leads will meet with groups of constituents with scheduled legislator meetings; Meeting 15 minutes before their meeting times outside of the Senate + House 2nd floor elevator banks.
1:00 pm - If you do not have a scheduled legislator meeting, then we will depart in groups to deliver letters and materials of support to all legislators and the Governor.
1:30 pm - Staff and volunteer leads will lead groups of constituents without scheduled legislator meetings to introduce themselves to their legislators.
4:00 pm - Last legislative meetings end. Please drop off any extra materials, name tags, legislative meeting report back forms to organizers.
Legislator Meetings - Renew Oregon Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, Madison Daisy, will be scheduling legislator meetings. If you have any questions about your meeting time(s), please reach out to email@example.com. We will do our best to schedule meetings to end before 3:45 pm and prioritize earlier meetings with legislators from districts more than 60 miles away.
Legislator Meetings: We will be prioritizing meetings with Legislators on the Joint Ways and Means Committee. If you are not in a district with a scheduled meeting, then don’t worry! We will have groups of constituents take letters of support from farmers, newspaper op-eds, businesses, coalition organizations, and youth climate petitions to all Legislators and Governor Kate Brown and we can use your help showing support for passing the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, HB 2020 with the -84 amendment.
Things to remember: Please bring your clean energy jobs shirts and buttons! We’ll have extra shirts and stickers available in limited supply. Also, you should bring a reusable water bottle. We’ll do our very best to accommodate dietary restrictions, but make sure to bring snacks or food to keep you nourished throughout the day.
Where am I going? Morning check in will be at the Oregon State Capitol Steps, 900 Court St NE # S223, Salem, OR 97301
Lunch and training program will be at the Micah Building:
How am I getting there? Check the group carpooling app link for details. The app is where drivers and riders can find out who is in their vehicle/who is driving the carpool, confirm pick up and drop-off locations, and see passenger contact info in case they need to get in touch with someone in their group.
Carpooling: We need carpool drivers! Please sign up to drive others here: Climate Day of Action Carpool Driver Sign Up or using this link: http://bit.ly/ClimateDayOfActionCarpools
Click here for a list of alternative parking locations close to the Capitol and the cost to park for the day
What to Wear? Wear a Renew Oregon/OLCV t-shirt from a past Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day. Also, Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day buttons, stickers, and t-shirts will be available during check-in and registration on a first come, first come serve basis. So, be sure to be on time and arrive for check in early! Priority is given to those who confirm registration with organizers prior to the 5/29 Day of Action.
What if I need to update or change my RSVP? If you need to update, change or have special extenuating circumstances regarding your registration for lobby day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org right away.
PS: Want to become a Clean Energy Jobs expert now? Here’s everything you need to know!
Action of the Week!
Climate Change is a big, terrifying problem. Don't you want to DO something about it? Sometimes I want to run away from a problem if it seems too big. But with climate change, I want to run toward it and make a difference.
Our President withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, saying that climate change is not our problem. When he did that many states including California, Washington and Oregon, signed on to theUnited States Climate Alliance. They were saying - President Trump - you are not going to stop us. This effort will go on without you.
Oregon has the opportunity to live up to that commitment and pass historic climate legislation. The Clean Energy Jobs Bill, coming before the legislature in this session, will cap and price climate pollution from the largest emitters in the state, and reinvest the proceeds in our communities.
However, the Clean Energy Jobs Bill has been received with mixed signals from various legislators. The general message seems to be, "this is a short session, what's the hurry, let's wait until next year!" I don't know about you, I DONT WANT TO WAIT. Climate change is happening now. I feel it this month when I walk out the door. It just doesn't feel like winter.
The Action of the Week is to sign up for the Rally and Lobby Day for the Clean Energy Jobs Bill on Monday, February 12. We need everyone to sign up NOW. The deadline for signing up, is this Wednesday, February 7th (tomorrow). Signing up gets you a meeting with your legislators -- and lunch.
This is the one rally and lobby day you should come to -- even if you have to travel across the state. We need to tell the legislature that we don't want to wait. The time is now. If you have a legislator who is on the fence, we need you. If your legislator is a Republican, wonderful, we need you. If your legislator is an unenthusiastic Democrat, then of course, we need you. EVEN if your legislator is an enthusiastic Democrat, come, get some training, march and attend the hearing. We need everyone there to show the strength of support!
Unitarian Universalists who attend -- Let's do a meet-up at lunch and all march together to the capital. The schedule and location are below.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell
Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day Information:
When: February 12th, check in – 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Program starts at 9:45 am with our kickoff speaker House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson.
Where: Salem, OR –Micah Building at 680 State Street, 680 State St, Salem, OR 97301, (2nd Floor) from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Then, we will march over to the Oregon Capitol Building for a rally on Capitol steps and meetings with our legislators and other activities, which will last until about 4:00 pm.
Lunch included! We will have a Clean Energy Jobs shirts and buttons for you to put on!
Here's a little more of a detailed schedule of the day.
• 9:00 - 9:40 AM Check-In at MICAH Building, 680 State St, Salem, OR 97301, (2nd Floor) Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Tea will be served.
• 9:45 - 9:55 AM Program begins
• 10:00 - 11:30 AM Program
• 11:30 - 11:50 AM Grab Lunch and Eat in the Micah building - (Lunch Provided to all RSVPs)
• 12:00 - 12:30 PM March on the Capitol and Rally
• 12:45 PM Meetings Begin
• 12:45 – 4:00 PM Legislator Meetings and More
• 1:30 - 4:00 PM Art & Advocacy projects at the Montag Den at Willamette University
Printable PDFs of
Action of the Week here.