Call to Action: February 10, 2018


Oregon Needs Meaningful Climate Legislation
Oregon Needs Clean Energy Jobs


While the Republicans controlling the federal government have sold out to the fossil fuel billionaires, states like Oregon are stepping up to combat climate change, the driver behind our increasingly extreme weather and forest fires, a threat to our homes, health and future.

Oregon’s Clean Energy Jobs Bill can pass this year!

Momentum is growing behind the 2018 Clean Energy Jobs bill, a state measure which would require Oregon’s 100 biggest polluters pay their fair share, put a cap on greenhouse gases, invest in renewable energy, and help those communities most threatened by climate change.

Besides reducing climate risk, the measure would spur innovation, creating safe, good-paying jobs in both urban and rural areas, positioning Oregon to compete effectively in a post-fossil fuel global economy.

A smart economy based on renewable energy can make Oregon globally competitive!

The 2018 Oregon “short” legislative session began February 5 and ends at midnight March 11.  Your state representative and state senator need to hear your voice. Oregon cannot wait another year!

Tell your state legislators to support
Clean Energy Jobs in 2018


** ACTION 1: Sign the Petition**

This adds your voice to Oregonians demanding we stand up to the Republican war on the environment. It’s an easy way to keep informed about the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

http://www.reneworegon.org/clean_energy_jobs_petition


**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 as a matter of the highest priority. We can’t wait another year. It’s time for polluters to pay their fair share. Climate change is a threat to all of us, and Oregon needs to step up. Can I count on you to support 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 as a matter of the highest priority. We can’t wait another year. It’s time for polluters to pay their fair share. Climate change is a threat to all of us, and Oregon needs to step up. Can I count on you to support the Clean Energy Jobs bill?”


**ACTION 4: Learn More and Get Involved** 

Read the text of the bill here. Find out more about what you can do to support the bill here.

Join one of these friendly Southern Oregon environmental groups who are passionate about protecting the climate!

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. Each constituent is represented by one representative and one senator. You can sign up for newsletters from your state legislators and even alerts on particular bills on the Oregon legislative website.


UPCOMING EVENTS REMINDER:

Remember to visit the Event Calendar on our website on a regular basis to keep updated regarding future meetings, rallies, protests and gatherings: https://ord2indivisible.org/calendar/

Two non-ORD2 sponsored events today:

Southern Oregon Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting – Ashland
February 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/southern-oregon-citizens-climate-lobby-monthly-meeting-ashland/

Oregon Congressional District 2 Candidate Forum – Medford
February 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/oregon-congressional-district-2-candidate-forum-medford/


Then our 2nd Tuesday of the Month Rally on February 13 starting at noon at Vogel Plaza in Medford with a SURPRISE theme!

https://ord2indivisible.org/event/2nd-tuesday-of-the-month-rally-medford-2/