Legislative Days at the Capitol
December 11th to 14th, 2018
Legislative Organizational Days
January 14th to 17th, 2-192019 Legislative Session
January 22nd to June 30th, 2019There is no other voice like ours in the Capital. You can be proud to be a part of this movement!
Check out the updated OCL website. http://oregoncitizenslobby.org
The War Room will be every Thursday, Rm 350, starting February 7, 2019 Come and join us!
Please Volunteer.If you are a returning volunteer please update your profile to improve your experience!
You can Volunteer to:
1. Adviser (one who may not analyze bills themselves, but lends their expertise in a given area to those who are analyzing bills or writing testimony)
2. Analyze bills for Track Their Vote website and scoring legislator’s votes
3. Call or legislators on posted bills.
4. Give public testimony at committees.
5. Participate in War Room efforts (this is literally a room we reserve at the capitol during the legislative session, where we congregate and collaborate on analyzing bills and lobbying)
6. Write/email legislators
7. Write letters to the editors
8. Write testimony for bills
9. Join the Twitter Brigade @ORcitizen #orocl
Analyzers and Advisers will be contacted by a Team Leader and receive further instructions and training.
Mission of the Oregon Citizens Lobby
Our mission is to help empower Oregonians by monitoring the legislative process in this state. We analyze bills and track them throughout their life cycle. We also track the actions of state representatives and senators as they work through and vote on these bills. The bills and legislators receive a grade based upon the 5 core principles of OCL. If a politician votes in a manner that violates one or more of these principles it is up to them to explain why they did so. We leave the politics to the politicians.
The result of our work is posted at Track Their Vote for the public to review.
Our hope is that this information will help citizens better understand proposed legislation which will in turn allow them to give relevant testimony on bills, lobby their legislators, and hold these politicians accountable for their actions.
Five Core Principles
Government should have a limited budget that reflects the vitality of the state’s economy.
Governmental power and functions should be as close to the citizens as possible for maximum oversight, control, and responsiveness.
Production and prices should be dictated by the laws of supply and demand without the interference of government in the way of subsidies, price controls, or over-burdensome regulation.
Our government should be charged with administering only those functions essential to society and that cannot be performed by private entities.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Citizens must be free to pursue life, liberty, and property without undue government interference and to reap the rewards or bear the consequences of their decisions.
Oregon Citizens lobby