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Legislative Advocacy 101

  • City of Portland Legislative Advocacy Advocacy 101 Workshop

Get Ready for the 2017 State Legislative Session!

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel and

Community Forum with Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Thursday, December 1, 2016

6:00 to 8:45 p.m.

Tabor Space

5441 SE Belmont St.

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel:  6 PM – 7:35 PM

This “Advocacy 101” event will provide community members with tips on how to be an effective advocate for your community or neighborhood during this upcoming 2017 state legislative session. A panel of elected officials and professional advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state level.


  • Martha Pellegrino, Director, Office of Government Relations


  • Karmen      Fore, Transportation and Sustainable Communities &      Transportation Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Brown
  • Representative      Lew Frederick (HD 43)
  • Andrea      Miller, Executive Director of Causa and Fair Shot Coalition member
  • Representative      Carla Piluso (HD 50)

Information you will gain from the panel:

  • How to work effectively with legislators and their staff
  • Strategies for mobilizing your base of membership or coalitions to maximize advocacy impact
  • Lobbying do’s and don’ts

Legislative Agenda Community Forum: 7:35 PM – 8:45 PM

Commissioner Amanda Fritz invites you to participate in a Community Forum to give

your input into the City’s state legislative agenda.

Opportunity for interactive engagement with Commissioner Fritz:

  • Overview and explanation of the City’s draft legislative priorities
  • What are the issues your community is facing?  What issues would you like to see advanced by the legislature?
  • Group exercise to identify community and neighborhood priorities.

For more information or to address accessibility needs:

ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance

with language interpretation and translation. Please notify us by Tuesday, November 22 if you need assistance.

PHONE: (503) 823-3093


TTY: (503) 823-6868

Oregon Relay Service at 711


The event is located on the #15 - Belmont/NW 23rd bus line and a few blocks from #71 – 60th Ave.

Questions about specific legislative items? How to reach the Mayor and City Commissioners

If you have questions about specific legislative issues please contact City Council offices using this link, which has contact information for City Council offices (see photos of Mayor and Commissioners on right side of page):

Co-Sponsored by:

Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Government Relations 

Get Ready for the 2017 State Legislative Session!

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel and Community Forum with Commissioner Amanda Fritz