Feb
13

Feb 13 - 9am - 3pm

Located on Oregon State Capitol, Court Street Northeast, Salem, OR, USA

Oregon State Capitol
Oregon State Capitol
Court Street Northeast, Salem  OR
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Event Details

#KeepOregonWell will be sponsoring Oregon Recovers’ upcoming Lobby Day at our State Capitol. Information below.

*Lobby participants do not have to be in recovery

Lobby Day in Salem

Tuesday February 13

9:00 – 3:00 pm

State Capitol

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Our goal is to have 100 people from around the state convene in Salem to advocate and educate. Specifically, in meeting with legislators, our volunteer teams will:

1.  Introduce Oregon Recovers to legislators as a new voice for the recovery community.

2.  Educate legislators about the broad, destructive impacts of untreated addiction.

3.  Advocate for the development of a recovery-based, continuum of care that recognizes addiction as a chronic disease which requires a lifetime of care

4.  Advocate for HB4137-1 (“Addiction Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Strategic Planning Act” see talking points below) and HB4143 (Governor’s Task Force on Opioids Legislation).

 

Oregon Recovers will team you up with other advocates, make all appointments with legislators, reimburse transportation costs, provide lunch, and train you on what to say in each meeting. You can expect to meet with 2-3 legislators and participate in a press event at noon.

 

Advocacy is a crucial step towards the transformation of the fractured addiction recovery system in Oregon. Transformation cannot occur if people like you and I don’t come forward, tell our story, and demand change.

 

Click here to register. If you have questions feel free to give Mike a call at 503-828-7193 or email him at mike@OregonRecovers.org. We hope to see you on the 13th!

 

Sincerely,

Mike Marshall, Director Brent Canode, Chair