Oregon Legislature to Offer Workshop On State Government

Oregon's governance depends on public involvement--whether it's on land use or health care. But the legislative process can seem complex and intimidating. To combat this perception, legislative staff have scheduled a  "Citizen's Guide to the Legislature" workshop for Monday, Feburary 18.

Although the workshop is on Monday evening in Salem, you don't have to be present to take part. A live video feed will be available online.

Text from the Legislative press release:

Public Workshop Offered on Oregon’s Legislative Process

When:  Monday, February 18, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room B

- Live streaming video of the event will be available
- Send questions to legislators during the event by emailing AdministrationLeg@leg.state.or.us
SALEM—Oregon residents are invited to a “Citizen’s Guide to the Legislature” on Monday, February 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the State Capitol. The Workshop will begin with a panel of legislators from the House and the Senate, including Senate President Peter Courtney, House Speaker Tina Kotek, House Republican Leader Mike McLane, and Senator Jackie Winters.
The panelists will offer insight into the legislative process and answer questions from the public about how best to engage with the Legislature.  
Following the panel presentation, legislative staff will show participants how to research and track legislation, listen to or watch a committee meeting, submit testimony, and testify before a committee.
1000 Friends encourages supporters, members, and others with an interest in our issues to take part in this important opportunity, whether online or in person.  To learn more about our 2013 Legislative Priorities, please visit friends.org/legislature.