Organized by Renew Energy and the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, this event will comprise a rally on the steps and visits to our legislators in the Oregon State Capitol, Salem urging them to support meaningful greenhouse gas emissions reduction legislation in Oregon.
Facebook event Video of the PowerPoint presentation on Cap, Trade & Invest from the SOCAN General Meeting on January 29th.
We will car-pool from Southern Oregon; SOCAN will purchase carbon offsets to compensate for emissions resulting from the excursion. We will need to depart Medford at 5:15 am for the four hour (including potty breaks) drive to Salem. We will, therefore, meet at the Fred Meyer South parking lot at 5:00 am (1301 Center Dr Medford, OR). Watch SOCAN Broadcasts or this space for updates.
The Oregon Climate Action Program proposal is available here (98 pages) – formerly the Clean Energy Jobs Bill
Grants Pass : Tuesday; — – 32F Cloudy to midnight —–Wednesday; 26 – 45F chance of snow at midnight then clearing to mostly cloudy with precipitation under 10%
Canyonville: Tuesday ; 29 – 38F pm -cloudy through this evening ——Wednesday; 33 – 40F chance of snow midnight to 1:00 am then clearing to partly cloudy
Salem: Tuesday; 23 – 42F cloudy through evening ————Wednesday; 25 – 41F partly cloudy, mostly cloudy to sunny afternoon chance of precipitation under 10%
IMPORTANT: If you would like to join the SOCAN delegation, contact Alan (Alan@socan.info) to get your name on the list and receive updates on the schedule.
9:00 AM Registration opens on the first floor of the Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301. (breakfast provided)
Link to better map
DIRECTION From I 5
North on I 5 to Exit 253
Take exit 253 for OR-22 toward OR-99E BUS/Detroit Lake/Bend
Use left 2 lanes to turn left onto OR 22W
Continue on OR-22 W. Drive West travel 2.3 miles
Take the Oregon 99E Business exit toward OR-22 W/Willamette U./City Center travel 0.2 miles
Turn left onto OR-22 W/Bellevue St SE travel 0.6 miles
Turn right onto Church St SE travel 0.2 miles
Turn left at second cross street onto Court St, travel 446 ft.
*Turn left at the 1st cross street onto High St NE travel 0.1 miles
Destination on left.
Parking??? (I’m guessing from the map)
For City Parking lot –
Instead of * got straight half a block,
Turn left into alley after ‘The Kitchen’
Turn left onto State St. (Entrance is not marked on the map but should be here)
Probably cheaper to park here than at the Capitol since the street parking is expensive but can be paid by zillions of quarters (I think) or credit / debit card
Some not very helpful information is available here and here.
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM Orientation to lobby day program
11:20 AM Lunch will be provided by Renew Oregon)
11:30 Depart for Rally
12:00 PM Rally on the capitol steps and lawn
Map of Capitol Building – The rally is on the Court Street steps (Note: North is down on the map)
12:30 Pick up sack lunch in Capitol Room 162 (enter Capitol and turn right up steps passed Rotunda)
12:45 – 3:45 PM (or so)Lobby meetings or sooner if your last meeting ends earlier. The plan is to schedule meetings for those traveling furthest earlier rather than later.
In addition to signing up with SOCAN, please REGISTER with Renew Oregon indicating your plan to attend. This will allow them a reasonably accurate count for lunches.
Known Scheduled Lobby Visits:
From Court Street entrance, Senate side (and offices) is left: House side (and offices) is right.
HD 3 Carl Wilson H-395 3:30 pm
HD 4 Duane Stark H-372 2:15 pm
SD 2 Herman Baertschiger, Jr S-403 2:45 pm
HD 5 Pam Marsh H-375 1:00 pm
HD 6 Kim Wallan H-376 12:45 pm
SD 3 Jeff Golden S-421 2:45 pm
HD 55 Mike McLane H-381 3:00 pm
HD 56 Werner Reschke H-384 2:45 pm
SD 28 Dinnis Linthicum S-305 1:00 pm
From Renew Oregon:
Want to become a Clean Energy Jobs expert now? Here’s everything you need to know!
- How many Clean Energy Jobs are in your State Senate District? Find out here: https://www.e2.org/
- Fact sheet and blog created by Union of Concerned Scientists: Confronting Climate Change in Oregon fact sheet by Union of Concerned Scientists
- Oregon Climate Impacts: 2019 is The Year for Bold Climate Legislation