Help Oregon Go Clean in 2018!
Tell Oregon Legislators We Need Clean Energy Jobs*


The Oregon state legislative session ended in early July with mixed results for the environment.

The successes included keeping the Elliott State Forest in public hands, and a major transportation package which expands public transit and provides rebates for purchasing and leasing electric cars.

On the downside, the Clean Energy Jobs bill — a cap and invest measure to make climate polluters pay for greenhouse gas emissions — was upstaged by the transportation bill and budget woes.

Tell your state legislators to support
Clean Energy Jobs in 2018

But now there is growing momentum behind Clean Energy Jobs bill, giving Oregon a real shot at passing meaningful climate legislation in the state’s 2018 “short” legislative session that begins in February. More than a third of the legislature have already signed on as co-sponsors, and Governor Kate Brown is making Clean Energy Jobs a priority.

Now it’s up to us to make sure our Oregon legislators step up and engage in fighting climate change.

We need a smart economy based on renewable energy!
Oregon needs Clean Energy Jobs!


**ACTION 1: Send a Quick Email**

This is an easy way to contact your state representatives via the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. Just click the link below, type your name and address, and two e-mails are created, tailored to your state legislators.

Important: Personalized individual emails are more effective; please try to personalize yours.

Fast Action – E-mail Your Legislators via Oregon League of Conservation Voters


**ACTION 2: Call Your State Senator** 

Not sure who your state legislators are? Check here: Who represents me?

SAMPLE SCRIPT:
My name is [-] and I’m a constituent from [City], Oregon. I am calling to urge you to support the Clean Energy Jobs bill in the upcoming 2018 legislative session as a matter of the highest priority. Climate change is a threat to all of us, and Oregon needs to step up. It’s time for polluters to pay their fair share. Can I count on your support for the Clean Energy Jobs bill?

State Senator Alan DeBoer (Republican – District 3 – Ashland)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703
Email: sen.AlanDeBoer@oregonlegislature.gov

State Senator Herman E. Baertschiger, Jr. (Republican – District 2 – Grants Pass)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1702 District Phone: 541-787-1702
Email: Sen.HermanBaertschiger@state.or.us


**ACTION 3: Call Your state Representative**

Not sure who your state legislators are? Check here: Who represents me?

SAMPLE SCRIPT:
My name is [-] and I’m a constituent from [City], Oregon. I am calling to urge you to support the Clean Energy Jobs bill in the upcoming 2018 legislative session as a matter of the highest priority. Climate change is a threat to all of us, and Oregon needs to step up. It’s time for polluters to pay their fair share. Can I count on your support for the Clean Energy Jobs bill?


**ACTION 4: Stay Updated**

Get the Oregon Climate Report Card from Renew Oregon

Even better, join a friendly, local group fighting climate change!

Here are a couple to check out:

— Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
— Rogue Climate


Background Information on Oregon State Legislature: Oregon’s state legislature consists of a 60-member House of Representatives and a 30-member Senate. You can sign up for newsletters from your state legislators and even alerts on particular bills on their website.

*Thank you once again to Eleanor Ponomareff for completing the research and submitting this CTA.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Saturday July 29, 11:00 a.m. – Noon:  Flash Health Care Rally and Celebration, Ashland Plaza
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/flash-health-care-rally-saturday-july-29-2017-ashland-plaza/

Thursday, August 3, 6:30 – 8:30:  Neighborhood Leader Program Training (A non-ORD2 Indivisible sponsored event), Medford Public Library
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/neighborhood-leader-program-training/

Tuesday, August 8, Noon:  Second Tuesday of the Month Rally, Old County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale, Medford
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/tuesday-rally-2/