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Upcoming events

April 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM - Oregon State Capitol - Salem, OR

Small Donor Elections Lobby Day

Join the Voice For All Oregon coalition members for a special lobby day focusing on the new Small Donor Elections bill.

This is the time to tell your legislators that you want to limit the influence of Big Money in Oregon politics through Small Donor Elections. We want to establish a $6 to $1 super match for campaign contributions from state residents to state candidates.

Small Donor Elections create an incentive for state candidates to engage with regular Oregonians like us, rather than wealthy, out-of-state lobbyists and special interests. Small Donor Elections also remove financial barriers for women, people of color and young people to run for office and win -- thanks to the support of a diverse donor pool, not just because they have a personal fortune or wealthy friends.

You do not need prior lobbying experience to be an effective lobby day participant! Participants will receive training on how to talk to lawmakers professionally before gathering with small groups that will meet with Oregon's legislators and their staff.

Logistics --

Time: Exact timing will vary by participant, based on the availability of each state legislator to meet with their constituents. We will be in touch to confirm specific times with you, once meetings are scheduled. You can expect to spend several hours at the capitol. This will involve an initial prep session, just prior to meeting with your legislators, and a short debrief afterward. Meetings with legislators generally last 15 minutes each. If there is extra time between meeting with your representative and senator, you can use this to learn more at our info tables, share experiences with other participants, tour the Capitol, sit in on any of the committee meetings or hearings happening that day, or grab a bite to eat at the cafeteria.

Transportation: We are setting up carpools. Let us know if you need a ride or have extra seats.

Parking: Metered parking is available all around the Capitol area, costing $1.50 an hour. Free parking can be found within about 8 blocks from the Capitol at the parking structure at 538 Liberty St NE.

Food: We will provide snacks and beverages. There is a cafeteria at the Capitol.

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April 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM - East County Rising office - Portland, OR

Metro Community Discussion Group

Help Shape the Future of our Region!

Metro, the regional government for the Portland area, helps plan for how to create livable communities today and into the future as the region grows - and we all know it's growing faster every day. Metro's job is to look at the big picture and make sure everyone's needs are met, and to do that, Metro needs to hear from US about what we want and need to thrive. Let's raise our voices and make this region a better place for us and our children!

Join us for a community discussion group with FREE childcare and Spanish interpretation! This event is open to all, and the first 15 people who register and attend will receive $25 gift cards!

Topics will include:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Parks and Green Spaces

 

Who?

Anyone who lives, works, plays, or prays in the Portland metro area

 

When and Where?

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

5:30 - 7:30pm

 

East County Rising

18210 E Burnside St., Suite E., Portland, OR

Accessible by TriMet MAX Blue Line, bus lines 25 and 87


¡Ayude a Planificar el Futuro de Nuestra Región!

Metro, el gobierno de la región metropolitana de Portland, ayuda a planificar cómo crear comunidades habitables hoy y en el futuro, mientras la región crezca (y todos sabemos que crece cada día más rápidamente). Metro busca mirar el panorama general para asegurarse de que se cumplan las necesidades de todos los residentes, y para hacerlo, quieren escucharnos a nuestra comunidad. ¡Levantemos nuestras voces y hagamos esta región un lugar mejor para nosotros y nuestros hijos!

¡Únase a nosotros para un grupo de discusión comunitaria con cuidado de niños GRATIS e interpretación en español! ¡Este evento está abierto a todos, y las primeras 15 personas que se registren y asistan recibirán tarjetas de regalo de $25!

Los temas incluirán:

  • Vivienda
  • Transporte
  • Parques y espacios naturales

 

¿Quien puede asistir?

Cualquier persona que viva, trabaje, juegue, u ore en el área metropolitana de Portland

 

¿Cuando y donde?

Jueves 25 de abril de 2019.

5:30 - 7:30 pm

 

East County Rising

18210 E Burnside St., Suite E., Portland, OR

Accesible por la Línea Azul de TriMet MAX, y líneas de autobús 25 y 87

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