Join Us for the Oregon Thrives General Meeting

Please Join Us!
Oregon Thrives General Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem Church at 5090 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97317 from 2 – 4 pm for the Oregon Thrives General Meeting.

Oregon Thrives is a coalition of organizations and agencies working together to create healthy and prosperous communities where everyone has access to jobs, education, nutritious food, stable homes and services that protect and promote health and wellness.  We all have a stake in addressing the challenges our communities and neighbors are facing as a result of the recession.

Oregon Thrives, along with many of our partners are pleased to bring Patrick Bresette of Demos to Oregon.  Please join us as we hear more about the work of Demos and learn from their research about communications.   We will talk specifically about the budget and what advocates have done in other states to move forward in these tough times, and what messages, values and themes resonate with voters and Legislators. We’ll even send you out with talking points about the budget and protecting those most impacted by the economic downturn.

We will also hear an update on the Oregon Thrives legislative agenda and hear updates on the political landscape.  We’ll have time for discussion, so please come prepared to share more about your work this legislative session.

On the agenda:

Welcome and Introductions

Overview of Oregon Thrives and Update on the Oregon Thrives Legislative Agenda

Oregon Legislature & Budget Update

Wisdom and Sources of Optimism, Patrick Bresette of Demos

Questions and Discussion

RSVP today to Gail!  gail@caporegon.org or 503-316-3951