Lobbying State and Federal Government: In What Issues Should the City of Portland Engage!

Legislative Advocacy 101 panel, Get Ready for the 2014 State Legislative Session – Tues. Dec. 10

The City of Portland has started the process for developing state and federal legislative agendas for next year and we want to hear from you! What are the issues facing your neighborhood and communities that you want your City to advocate for? Your input in previous years has helped to shape the city’s work in Salem and Washington D.C. Our state legislative agenda will reflect the limited scope of the short 2014 state session beginning in February.

There will be an “Advocacy 101” event on Tuesday, December 10 which will preview the 2014 legislative session and provide community members with tips on how to be an effective advocate for your community or neighborhood during this upcoming legislative session beginning in February. A panel of State legislators will share their tips for how the community can make an impact on public policy during the 2014 state legislative session. Panelists are yet to be determined.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

6:00 to 8: 00 p.m.

Portland Building, 2nd floor, Auditorium

1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Information you will gain from the panel:

  • How to work effectively with legislators and their staff
  • Strategies for mobilizing your base of membership or coalitions to maximize advocacy impact
  • Lobbying do’s and don’ts

How to provide input

This year, we are expanding the number of ways you can submit your ideas and participate in the process. You can provide your input by e-mail, telephone, or regular mail (details below) during a comment period from Monday, October 21 through Friday, November 8.


By Email:               legideas@portlandoregon.gov

By Telephone:       503-823-4275

By Mail:                  Mayor Charlie Hales

Re: Legislative Agenda

1221 SW 4th Avenue, #340

Portland, OR 97204

Deadline:               Submit your comments by Friday, November 8


Please provide:      Name

Organization (if applicable)

Contact info: email, phone, or mailing address

Please provide a short summary statement of your issue(s) followed by more detailed explanation.


The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please notify us no less than five business days prior to the event.

PHONE: (503) 823-5827

EMAIL: jeri.williams@PortlandOregon.gov

TTY: (503) 823-6868

Oregon Relay Service at (800) 735-2900


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

Questions about specific legislative items? How to reach the Mayor and City Commissioners

Co-Sponsored by:

City of Portland, Office of Mayor Hales, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Government Relations



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