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OSBA/COSA Legislative Day 2015

February 23, 2015

Salem - Willamette University


Keep "The Promise of Oregon" by urging your legislators to invest in public education!

The Oregon School Boards Association and COSA will host a Legislative Day to advocate for reinvestment in public education that will support student achievement. Receive training and then meet with your legislators to discuss education priorities.

When: February 23, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where: Montag Center, Willamette University, Salem


Schedule an appointment with your legislator

Be sure to contact your local legislator to request an appointment with them.  It is important that you schedule your appointment after 11:00 a.m. on February 23rd, if possible.  Visit the Oregon Legislature website to find your legislator's contact information. 

More information about the day's sessions and topics will be available soon.  If you have questions about registration contact Sera Lockwood at COSA by email or phone at 503-581-3141.


See the agenda here


Parking will be available in the OSBA parking lot on a first come, first served basis.   


If you need lodging accommodations in the Salem area, below is a list of recommended hotels:

The Grand Hotel (closest to Willamette University and the Capitol)
Mill Creek Inn (Best Western)
Residence Inn
Comfort Suites
Hampton Inn and Suites
Doubletree by Hilton
Red Lion


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2015 OSBA/COSA Legislative Day
Montag Center, Willamette University

Monday, February 23, 2015


7:30 a.m.        Check in at Montag Center

8:00 a.m.        Coffee/Tea and light Continental Breakfast

8:05 a.m.        Welcome
                        Dave Krumbein, OSBA President, Board Member, Pendleton School Board
                                - The "Promise of Oregon" campaign
                        Craig Hawkins, COSA Executive Director

8:10 a.m.        State Representative Jodie Hack (R-Salem) Member of the House Education Committee

8:45 a.m.        Legislative Overview
                        Funding – Chuck Bennett (COSA) and Jim Green (OSBA)
                        Facilities – Morgan Allen (OSBA) 
                        OEIB and Assessments – Morgan Allen (OSBA) and Chuck Bennett (COSA)
                        Other issues – Lori Sattenspiel (OSBA)

9:30 a.m.         Lobby training: How to talk to your legislator!  

10:15 a.m.       Break

10:30 a.m.       Setting up your messages – Table discussion with your delegation

11:00 a.m.       Head to the Capitol for meetings with your legislator (OSBA/COSA have reserved Room 243 at the Capitol.  
                        Also in the Galleria will be the Promise of Oregon photo booth.)

*Attendees must schedule their own appointments with legislators in order to accommodate their personal schedules. Please call legislative offices to set these appointments.

Note:  Box lunches will be provided at the Montag Center between 11:00 a.m. and noon


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