- Legislative and advocacy
Please consider attending one of the events being hosted by your local Legislator to establish relationships and gain insight on the legislative happenings in your community.
- Opportunities for advocacy
List of events hosted by Legislators around Oregon. Updated daily. Please check back often.
- Find your legislators
Find your local legislators, their contact information, biography, and more.
- Guide to Education Advocacy
Step-by-Step guide to building relationships with legislators and effectively advocating for your school district.
Lawmaking in Oregon - vignette
Lawmaking in Oregon - slide deck
Learn the basic process for making Oregon Laws – the What, Where, When, How, and Why of it all.
What can School Board Members Do? - vignette
What can School board Members Do? - slide deck
Learn how school board members can effectively advocate for their schools.
Legislative Resources - vignette
Legislative Resources - slide deck
Learn about some available legislative resources and how best to capitalize on them.
The Legislative Policy and Research Office (LPRO) has published the following series of tutorials to help citizens engage in the legislative committee processes remotely:
- How to find a bill or committee agenda on OLIS
- How to Testify in Committee Hearings
- How to submit written testimony on a bill
- How to join a Microsoft Teams meeting and functions within Microsoft Teams
The Oregon House Democrats have published the following pamphlet to help citizens engage in legislative days:
Develop the Message
Thursday, March 25, 2021Work together as a board to build relationships with legislators.
Make your legislators experts on your district
Thursday, March 25, 2021Advocacy starts with developing a relationship with legislators before you need them.
Build relationships with legislators before you need them
Friday, February 28, 2020Some simple habits will make communications with legislators more effective.
Friday, February 28, 2020Find out where bills are in the process and check out all the supporting information attached to measures.
Stay informed with Capitol e-Subscribe
Friday, February 28, 2020Capitol e-Subscribe sets up steady stream of legislative information
Navigating the legislative calendar
Friday, February 28, 2020Knowing when the Legislature is working and when it can take action helps guide advocacy planning.
How to submit public testimony
Friday, February 28, 2020When legislators are studying bills, your input can sway the final product if you have prepared well.
How an idea becomes a law
Friday, February 28, 2020Understanding the process is key to knowing how and when you can influence potential legislation.
Key movement and effective dates for measures
Friday, February 28, 2020The constitutionally required process to pass a bill includes several steps to give the public and legislators a chance to respond.
Six types of measures
Friday, February 28, 2020Different types of measures have different purposes
Tips for reading bills
Friday, February 28, 2020Knowing some key elements of bills’ structure makes its easier to understand the legislative process.
Honorary Page Program
Friday, February 28, 2020Page for a day program writes a lifetime memory