Legislative and Advocacy

OSBA lobbies on behalf of public education, guided by the legislative priorities developed by the Legislative Policy Committee. OSBA arranges board-member appearances and provides expert testimony in committee meetings and hearings. During session, our legislative staff keeps you informed with online bill tracking and background information on issues and each Friday during session, we publish Legislative Highlights. And whenever your quick action is required, we alert you by e-mail.  Detailed summary reports of legislation enacted by the Oregon Legislature are available following each legislative session.

About OSBA's legislative advocacy

We are a strong voice for public education

FAQ - SB 1532 - Minimum Wage Law

FAQs for minimum wage law

Legislative Policies & Priorities

OSBA Legislative Policy Committee's policies and priorities for the 2017-18 Legislative Sessions

OSBA/COSA Legislative Report 2016

The 2016 OSBA/COSA Legislative Report describes the bills enacted by the 2016 Oregon Legislative Assembly that affect public schools and community colleges.

Education Coalition charts on needed educational re-investment

Coalition charts

Keys to effective advocacy

Five tips for communicating with your legislators.

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