February 14, 2011 is Valentine’s Day and Oregon’s birthday! Demonstrate your love for Oregon by joining the Oregon Housing Alliance and Oregon Thrives for “Have a Heart Day” in Salem. We all have a stake in addressing the problems our communities and neighbors are facing as a result of the recession. Please join us to speak to our legislators about the problems we face and how the prolonged recession has left our neighbors at risk of foreclosure or even homelessness.
We’re joining with Oregon Thrives and will meet in Salem at the State Capitol to thank and support our legislators for continuing to “Have a Heart.” We all understand that housing gives people an opportunity to build better lives and this is our chance to talk to those who represent us in Salem that share these values, but may need a little encouragement.
We’ll convene at 8 am for coffee and rolls, pick up legislative materials, and fill out valentines. We’ll begin promptly at 8:30 for a brief welcome, and a review of legislative materials for meetings. Then we’ll receive expert advice on how to express ourselves effectively in the meetings, and we’ll practice our message of the day to make sure we’re heard loud and clear.
For the rest of the morning and the afternoon, we’ll be sharing our values and vision for Oregon with our state legislators. We’ll have a room open during the visits for check-in, reports, filling out thank you cards, or to just catch your breath.
Come join the Oregon Housing Alliance and Oregon Thrives for Have a Heart Day on February 14, 2011.
RSVP today to Alison, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503.226.3001 x107. Need a ride to Salem? Let us know.