During each legislative session, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s goal is to empower people of faith with the advocacy tools they need to put their faith into action. To add your voice and your values to our public conversation, use the form below to sign up for updates on the issues that are most important to you.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s (EMO) policy work is guided by our Statement of Social Principles. Learn more about EMO's Advocacy & Action efforts and our Legislative Priorities. What follows is a list of key dates and timelines for the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session.
CALENDAR OF ENGAGEMENT
April 16 - 25
Meetings with Oregon Members of Congress on Creation Justice Issues
During Earth Week, advocate with us for creation justice. We will be setting up virtual meetings with your state senators and representatives. Pre-meetings will help prepare you to share your story about the moral basis for care for creation. If you would like to participate in advocating for environment and climate justice in Oregon, please contact Aaron Salzman, and we will let you know how to participate.
April 19 - 23
Meetings with Oregon Members of Congress on Refugee Advocacy (to be scheduled during this week)
Join others from across Oregon and across the country to learn about how the U.S. can be more welcoming to refugees and to meet with your Member of Congress and their staff.
May 5 - 14
Oregon Interfaith Power & Light Advocacy Week: Congress (to be scheduled during this week)
Advocate for environmental justice legislation and meet with your Member of Congress and their staff. More information soon!
May 13 @ 7 p.m.
Oregon Environmental & Policy Updates
Find out where our priority bills are in the legislative process and our strategy for the final month of the legislative session. Contact Cherice Bock to sign up.
May 25 @ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (plus afternoon appointments with legislators)
Interfaith Advocacy Day
Attend issue briefs and workshops on advocating for compassionate legislation followed by virtual meetings with state legislatures. Talking points and legislative appointments provided.
Issues will include: Climate justice, Housing, Hunger, Healthcare, Immigration, Gun violence prevention, Criminal justice reform. The virtual event is free; registration required. Register now. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 221-1054
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