Attend and testify at a Ways and Means Roadshow

Testify before members of the Ways and Means committee, which is in charge of the state’s budget and decides how our state’s resources are allocated.

Speaking up at these “Roadshows” will remind committee members that we need immediate resources to: support Oregonians struggling to pay the rent, ensure the continued success of the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance (OFA) Program, and preserve currently affordable homes.

We also need to let legislators know that they have an opportunity to make a terrain-shifting investment: $100,000,000 for the development of new homes.

At the roadshow hearings you will have limited time to testify. We recommend you follow this template:

Co-Chair Devlin, Co-Chair Buckley, Members of the Committee:

I’m (your name) and I live in (your neighborhood). I am here to urge you to increase housing opportunity in my community.

Members of (your community) are struggling to pay the rent and have enough money left for basic necessities like food and medicine. (Tell a story of need from your community or refer to housing need sheet from your county).

We know that 20,000 children in our state and thousands of others in our communities do not have a place to call home. Our families need homes if we are to build a successful economy, achieve higher levels of education, and become healthier communities.

Please support (choose one):

Thank you for your service.

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The schedule for the roadshow is as follows:

  • Friday, April 10 – La Grande, 5:30 -7 p.m. at Eastern Oregon University
  • Saturday, April 11 – Boardman, 12:30-2 p.m. at the S.A.G.E Center at the Port of Morrow
  • Tuesday, April 14 – Lincoln City, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Lincoln City Cultural Center
  • Thursday, April 16 – Gresham, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Mt. Hood Community College
  • Tuesday, April 21 – Portland (PCC Rock Creek), 7 – 8:30 p.m. – at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus
  • Thursday, April 23 – Springfield, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – (site to be determined)
  • Friday, April 24 – Klamath Falls, 5:30-7 p.m. – at the Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Saturday, April 25 – Grants Pass, 12:30-2 p.m. –Performing Arts Center Lecture Hall at Grants Pass High School