Visit the Upcoming Events page to see more ways to get involved!

Citizen Lobbying Resources

Tactics for Communicating with Elected Officials (By Terry Ann Rogers)

Preparing for In-Person Meetings with Elected Officials (By Terry Ann Rogers)

Lobbying Manual (This is also from the lobbying trainer, Terry. It is formatted for use overseas in places with parliamentary systems, but the lobbying principals are virtually the same).

Find your elected officials:



Contact Information for Portland Area Elected Officials

Current lobbying campaigns: get involved!

Action Sheet (Pending Progressive Legislation + Upcoming Lobby Days, Town Halls, etc)

HB2004 Rent Stabilization Info Sheet

HB 2006 Caps on Mortgage Interest Deduction

SB 196 Healthcare for part-time college faculty

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Keith didn’t win, but we are thrilled to report that ALL Oregon DNC members voted for Keith Ellison for DNC Chair! Thanks to everyone who contacted them!

TAKE ACTION: Ask Oregon DNC Members to Vote for KEITH ELLISON for DNC Chair!

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Tanya Shively:
Travis Nelson:
Frank Dixon:
Karen Packer:
Ellen Rosenblum:
Matt Keating:
Tina Kotek:
Kate Brown:

Keith is endorsed by: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Earl Blumenauer, and Harry Reid.

“Our future depends on grassroots organizing. When Democrats champion the challenges of working families, voters will have a reason to show up at the polls” – Keith Ellison

The last day to be heard is February 23!


Sample EMAIL:


I’m writing to ask you to vote for Keith Ellison for DNC Chair.

Since 2008, Democrats have lost over 900 legislative seats. Republicans now control the White House, Congress, 33 governors’ offices, and almost 70% of partisan state legislatures.

It’s time for a change.

Keith Ellison has won 17 elections. He knows that taking back the country requires reaching out to working class voters. Keith embraces grassroots involvement, and understands that the Democratic Party’s strength is in the people. He’s the only person running for DNC Chair who can unify the progressive and moderate elements within the party.

Can Oregonians count on your vote for Keith?