Engaging with your legislators and advocating for your communities is more important than ever. Please join ACLU of Oregon supporters statewide at our virtual Lobby Days on April 29-30 to demand bold action from our state elected leaders. This virtual event will be an opportunity to advocate for progressive policies and budget requests in areas including immigrants’ rights, reimagined policing, protection and restoration of voting rights, and criminal justice reform.
We’ve organized two days of rich programming and training to prepare you to meet with state representatives,senators, and elected officials. You can tune in live to hear from ACLU staff, community leaders, and elected officials, or you can absorb the recordings and materials on your own time, and then meet virtually with legislators along with your fellow community members.
Register today to be an advocate for your communities at our Lobby Days, and we will mail you an 11x17 art poster for free! Hang it up in your office or somewhere prominent to add some color and emphasis to our lobby day advocacy. We will also send you postcards to mail to legislators. Posters and postcards are available while supplies last, so register today!
This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided. Please RSVP now and be sure to let us know any other accommodations that will help you participate.
DAY 1 AGENDA: LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
Thursday, April 29
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1 p.m. • OPENING REMARKS with Sandy Chung, ACLU of Oregon Executive Director and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
1:20 p.m. • LOBBY 101 TRAINING with Sami Alloy, Health Justice Recovery Alliance
2 p.m. • ACTION ALERT: EMAIL BLAST
2:15 p.m. • DIGITAL ORGANIZING & ENGAGEMENT WITH COALITION PARTNERS PANEL
3 p.m. • LOBBY VISITS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS
DAY 2 AGENDA: BUDGET ADVOCACY
Friday, April 30
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
9 a.m. • OPENING REMARKS with Jeanine Morales, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Deputy Director and ACLU of Oregon, Board Member and State Representative Dan Rayfield
9:20 a.m. • BUDGET 101 TRAINING
10:00 a.m. • ACTION ALERT: TEXT/PHONE BANKING
11:00 a.m. • LOBBY VISITS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS
11:50 a.m. • CLOSING REMARKS with Christina Nguyen, ACLU of Oregon, Membership Engagement Officer
*You will be assigned specific time(s) for your lobby visits with legislator(s) based on your availability.
Stay tuned for more details and speaker information!