Are you passionate about environmental issues, but clueless as to how to make your voice heard with elected officials? Does the idea of speaking to legislators sound intriguing, but terrifying? Are you yearning to take a stand to protect the people and places that make Oregon great?
Leap into 2018 on the right foot by attending "Advocacy 101: Oregon's Environmental Policy," January 8th from 5-7pm at AirBnB, 34 NW 1st Ave.
Hosted by Oregon Environmental Council's Emerging Leaders Board, this dynamic event will equip you with the skills, insights, and inspiration you need to get engaged on environmental policy issues here in Oregon and beyond.
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Network with local environmental professionals and policy advocates
- Hear from state and local policy makers and non-profit leaders on how to effectively engage on environmental issues in Oregon
- Get your questions answered and hone your advocacy skills in breakout groups:
- Lobbying - How do I get my foot in the door with legislators? And which messages work once I'm in?
- Campaigning - What makes for a good campaign? How can I get my cause to rise above the fray?
- Media - How do I write a compelling op-ed and get it published? Come with your ideas!
Featuring state and local environmental policy and advocacy experts:
- Diego Hernandez - Oregon State Representative, District 47
- Amira Streeter - Policy Director, Office of Commissioner Nick Fish
- Angela Crowley-Koch - Legislative Director, Oregon Environmental Council
- Lindsey Scholten - Political Director, Oregon League of Conservation Voters
- Amy Lewin - Director of Communications, Oregon Environmental Council
Space is limited! Register in advance to hold your spot for this important event.
Drinks and snacks provided, too!
Oregon Environmental Council (@oeconline): Founded in 1968, Oregon Environmental Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization. We protect the health of every Oregonian and the place we call home by working for clean air and water, a healthy climate, and an unpolluted landscape. Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations.
Emerging Leaders Board of Oregon Environmental Council: Serving as an advisory board, these entrepreneurs, strategists, community leaders and visionaries under the age of 40 have agreed to share their extraordinary skills to support the mission of Oregon Environmental Council. (Now accepting applications for the 2018 ELB!)