Join forces with your fellow UO students, faculty and alumni leaders to advocate for funding to help make college more affordable, accessible, and equitable, as well as legislation to support the UO and student basic needs. You can make a difference by meeting with legislators and telling them why an affordable college education matters to you. You will also get to interact with fellow students and UO alumni, learn about the legislative process, and gain valuable advocacy experience. Check out this video to learn more about why YOU should advocate for the UO!
You’ll be assigned to a group with a mix of students, alumni, faculty and/or staff leaders to make multiple 15-minute visits to specific legislators in the state Capitol in Salem. We’ll provide you with a brief orientation over lunch, a meeting agenda and script, and give you time to personalize your conversation to share why these funding and legislative requests are important to you.
11:30 AM | UO ADVOCATES LUNCH & ORIENTATION
Advocates will hear from speakers about how to effectively lobby for UO's state legislative agenda, and then have time to make plans with their groups for legislative meetings.
12:30 PM | WALK TO STATE CAPITOL (Transportation available for those who want to ride)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS
TRANSPORTATION, DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, AND ACCOMMODATIONS
UO Advocates will be in touch with information about transportation from Eugene to Salem and requests for dietary restrictions and accommodations.
For disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please email [email protected] at least two weeks before the event if possible.
1313 Mill St SE
Salem, OR 97301
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