OPHA Capitol Visit Day

Registration is now open!

Join us March 1, 2018!

Join members of the Oregon Public Health Association March 1, 2018 for Capitol Visit Day in Salem! This is an opportunity to learn and advocate for public health related bills that the legislature is working on this session. Meet with your Senator and Representative to discuss and frame important public health issues.

 Advance registration is REQUIRED to attend this event.  Register here.

  • We require registration because of fire code room capacity in Hearing Room 50 in the Capitol where we conduct many of the event activities.
  • We make an appointment for every person that registers with their elected officials. If you don’t register, we cannot make an appointment for you.
  • Register using your home address. For students, this is your permanent residence. If you are from out of state, you may use your student address.

 How can you prepare for the day?

  • We will arrange a meeting for you with your elected representative and senator based on the address you use to register. Look them up and learn more about them in advance. What are their priorities? 
  • Legislative meetings will include all registrants from that district, so you may go with a large or small group or you may be the only constituent. 
  • All groups, regardless of size, will have a group leader. The group leader will have experience meeting with elected officials and will help the group prepare for the meeting.
  • Remember, you elected this person (i.e., you are a constituent), so your opinion matters.

 Agenda:

 8:00-9:00 Check-in & Networking (Galleria)

 9:00-9:10 Welcome and Agenda for the Day (HR 50) - Jessica Nischik-Long, OPHA Executive Director & Marti Franc, OPHA President

 9:10-9:25 OPHA Policy Priorities, Laura Zeigen, OPHA Policy Committee Chair (HR 50)

 9:25-9:40 Legislative Process/How to talk to Legislators, Senator Chuck Riley and Katie Riley, Chair, Washington County Kids; Past President, OPHA and member of Policy Committee; Assistant Professor Emerita, OHSU Public Health & Preventive Medicine (HR 50)

 9:40-9:55 Chief of Staff, Jen Corbridge, Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer (HR 50)

10:00-10:20  Chief of Staff, Lizzy Atwood Wills, Senator Steiner-Hayward (HR 50)

10:20-11:00 Small Group Discussions: Prepare for Legislative Appointments-with District Group Leaders (HR 50)

 11:00-1:30 Legislative Appointments (legislators’ offices)

 11:30-1:30 Visit Partner Exhibits (Galleria)

 12:00 Gather for Photo (Rotunda Steps)

 12:10 Thank you and depart for meetings, Capitol Tour, or home (Rotunda)

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