Get Ready for the 2015 State Legislative Session!

Get Ready for the 2015 State Legislative Session!

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

 

Monday, December 15, 2014
6:00 to 8: 00 p.m.
Portland Building, 2nd floor, Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

This “Advocacy 101” event will provide community members with tips on how to be an effective advocate for your community or neighborhood during this upcoming 2015 state legislative session and 114th Congress. A panel of elected officials, congressional staff, and professional advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state and federal levels.

Panelists:

  • Sen. Michael Dembrow (HD 23)
  • Rep. Jennifer Williamson (HD 36)
  • Grace Neal, Field Director for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
  • Felisa Hagins, SEIU Local 49

Information you will gain from the panel:

  • How to work effectively with legislators and their staff
  • Strategies for mobilizing your base of membership or coalitions to maximize advocacy impact
  • Lobbying do’s and don’ts

For more information or to address accessibility needs:

The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please notify us by Tuesday, December 9 if you need assistance.

PHONE: (503) 823-3093

EMAIL: victor.salinas@portlandoregon.gov

TTY: (503) 823-6868

Oregon Relay Service at (800) 735-2900

Transportation:

The event is located on the downtown transit mall next to Yellow and Green MAX lines. www.trimet.org

Questions about specific legislative items? How to reach the Mayor and City Commissioners

If you have questions about specific legislative issues please contact City Council offices using this link, which has contact information for City Council offices (see photos of Mayor and Commissioners on right side of page): http://www.portlandoregon.gov

Co-Sponsored by:

City of Portland, Office of Mayor Hales, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Government Relations