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Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

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Get Ready for the 2016 and 2017 State Legislative Sessions!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:00 PM to 8: 00 PM
Portland Building, 2nd floor, Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Legislative Advocacy 101 will provide community members with tips on how to be effective advocates for their community or neighborhood during the upcoming 2016 and 2017 state legislative sessions and the 114th Congress. A panel of elected officials, congressional staff, and community 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
·         Oregon State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (SD 17)
·         City of Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz
·         Johnell Bell, Field Director for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
·         Kayse Jama, Executive Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO)
·         Moderator, Martha Pellegrino, Director, City of Portland, Office of Government Relations

Information you will gain from the panel
·          How to work effectively with legislators and their staff
·          Strategies for mobilizing your membership base or coalitions to maximize advocacy impact
·          Lobbying do’s and don’ts

Language Accessibility
Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided at the event.
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 Wednesday, November 25 if you need assistance.

PHONE: (503) 823-3093
EMAIL: arolia.mcswain@portlandoregon.gov
TTY: (503) 823-6868
Oregon Relay Service at (800) 735-2900

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

Questions about specific legislative items? Contact the Mayor and City Commissioners

If you have questions about specific legislative issues, please contact City Council Offices. You can find contact information at this link (see photos of Mayor and Commissioners on left side of page): http://www.portlandoregon.gov.

Co-Sponsored by the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Office of Government Relations, and Office of Commissioner Amanda Fritz

For more information contact
Arolia McSwain
Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center (CNIC)
PHONE: (503) 823-3093
EMAIL: arolia.mcswain@portlandoregon.gov