Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Town Hall with Tina Kotek and others

This is the same day as the neighborhood cleanup - but you can go to this and help out before or after!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As quickly as things are moving in Salem, our work is always about what's happening in the district. We're bringing the Legislature to you next week...

First, I hope that you will join me at an upcoming Town Hall! Representative Lew Frederick, Senator Chip Shields and I are hosting a mid-session conversation at the Cascade campus of Portland Community College on Saturday, April 23. You are invited to come hear about the work we're doing in Salem and share your ideas and opinions.

Legislative Town Hall

Who: Representatives Lew Frederick and Tina Kotek, Senator Chip Shields, and you!

What: Mid-Session Town Hall

When: Saturday, April 23, 10 AM- noon

Where: Moriarty Hall Auditorium, PCC Cascade

Ways and Means Public Hearing

In addition to the Town Hall, there is another local opportunity for you to have your say in the legislative process on Tuesday, April 19. The Ways and Means Committee is hitting the road, traveling around the state to hold meetings about the budget and hear directly from members of the community. I hope that you will join us in Portland to share your thoughts on how to best address the $3.5 billion budgetary shortfall that Oregon faces this biennium. Many of the cuts proposed might affect you--and we need to hear from you. Please note, the usual protocol is to allow 2 or 3 minute-long testimony, so come prepared to be brief.

Ways and Means: Portland Hearing

Who: The Joint Committee on Ways and Means

What: Community meeting with legislators about the state budget

When: Tuesday, April 19, 5PM-7PM

Where: Portland Community College- Sylvania, 12000 SW 49th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

I hope to see you at one or both of these events!

Best wishes,

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