The Oregon State Legislature convenes annually every January at the state capitol in Salem. In odd years, sessions may last 160 days, often referred to as a "long session." During the "long session" the legislature approves a two-year state budget for the next biennium. In addition, once the Legislative Assembly convenes on the second Monday in January, they will swear-in newly elected officials, elect legislative leaders, adopt rules, organize and appoint committees, and begin introducing bills.
During this long session the Oregon Chapter’s Legislative Committee will be working to protect our home by keeping members and supporters abreast of key issues impacting Oregonians. Issues we will be actively monitoring:
Climate & Energy – Our voices can influence leaders and transform how our state operates. We want our representatives to embrace bold, positive, and future-focused solutions to the climate crisis.
Lands, Air, Water & Wildlife – The health of our environment shapes the health of all our communities. For over 125 years, Sierra Club members have worked to protect the earth’s vital resources, natural beauty, wild creatures, and scenic landscapes.
People & Justice – We are working to protect more than trees. The most vulnerable among us are the first to feel the impacts of the environmental crisis, and we will settle for nothing less than a healthy world for all.
Make sure to opt in to the Legislative Committee’s email list (sign-up here or below!) to stay up to date on these key issues. YOU can help us make a difference in shaping a brighter, more equitable, and more sustainable Oregon!
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Oregon Chapter Legislative Green List 2023
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