The 2018 Legislative Session
February 5 marks the official opening of the 2018 Legislative Session. This session, limited to 35 days by law, will feature a number of issues, budget decisions and policy discussions. The first round of pre-session filed bills were released today and are available on the Oregon Legislative Website (check them out HERE then go to: Bills and you will see drop down menus).
O4AD will be tracking bills during the session and you can follow our reports HERE.
Bills will continue to be released throughout this week and during the session so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact O4AD with any questions we may answer for you. Email us HERE.
O4AD will be offering different opportunities to engage in the Legislative session.
- Legislative Conference Calls - O4AD will host legislative conference calls weekly on Fridays during the session. Call in to listen on the latest happenings in the Capitol, talk about senior and disability priorities and ask questions regarding the session. Calls will begin Friday, February 2, 11 am. You can dial in at:
Participant Code: 835329
- Legislative Emails - O4AD will be publishing regular email updates during the session. If you are not on our list, go to http://www.o4ad.org and enter your information on the front page. It's that easy!
- Legislative Day Lite - For the first time, O4AD will host a Legislative Advocacy Day during the short session. Mark February 14 on your calendar to join O4AD at the Capitol. This is an opportunity for you to meet with legislators and staff (be sure to schedule your appointments ahead of time), observe hearings and floor session. O4AD will host breakfast and lunches for those participating. This will be a 'slimmed down' version of our long session Advocacy Day. To register, please complete this online form HERE.
Don't Forget to Vote - Ballots due January 23 - TOMORROW
Tomorrow is the deadline for ballots to be returned in Oregon's special election. This is a critical election on Measure 101. Please be sure to return your ballot by 5 pm at your local drop off.
For more information, contact O4AD at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.463.8692
O4AD advocates for the independence, dignity, choice and safety of Oregon’s seniors and people with disabilities. http://www.o4ad.org.