There are many ways to get involved in the 2021 legislative session. And luckily, many helpful resources already exist. Are you ready for lots of links?
Sign up for action alerts.
Are you on our email list? Every two weeks, we send out a newsletter called “Living the Green,” and right now this includes a section on what’s happening in Salem. We provide updates and info plus upcoming opportunities to participate in the session.
Learn more about bills and sign up for email updates through Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS).
- Find info through OLIS on a specific bill. You can search here with a keyword like “energy”.
- Here is a list of all current session bills.
- Sign up for bill alerts and updates through OLIS.
- Attend an info session (committee meeting) or watch an old one. You can find a list of recordings relevant to bills you are interested on their specific page on OLIS.
Tell your elected officials what is important to you.
- Find your State Senators and Representatives. Once you type in your address or click on a district, toggle between Senate and House at the top of the pop-up box.
- Connect with your Senator and Representative.
- Write a letter to your elected official. This can be a simple email! Be sure to include which bills you are interested in and be specific that you want them to support those bills.
- Submit testimony.
Talk about these things with friends and family.
Individual action is MOST impactful when you share and communicate with those around you. It keeps issues like climate change relevant and top-of-mind. When you share what you’ve learned, and then that person shares what they’ve learned…. well, you get the picture. If you’re writing a letter to your representative, invite your sphere to do the same. You can even do this virtually — just provide a sample template and a few talking points in advance. Then chat with your friends/coworkers/family about your own personal connection to the issue and why it matters to you. Whatever you do, just don’t STOP talking about the change you wish to see.
Several other local and statewide organizations are also sharing really helpful information about navigating this process.