Advocacy Day 2023 is Wednesday, April 19, and we can’t wait to connect with you all. Here’s everything need to know.
- Zoom link
Meeting ID: 820 9032 3185
- Our morning session will be fully virtual. This allows us to make our event accessible to CACO members around the entire state. The capitol renovation project is significantly limiting the number of people allowed in the building. We hope Zoom makes it easier for you to participate as an advocate with CACO.
9:00-11:00 a.m., Zoom only
12:00-1:00 p.m., in-person celebration with music and speakers, Willson Park
1:00-4:00 p.m., meeting with legislators on Zoom and in person
- NEW in-person meeting space at IKE BOX:If you’re not local to Salem and want to participate in the virtual morning session while also being at the capitol in person in the afternoon, join us at IKE BOX. Our previous communication mentioned meeting in the Health Services building, but that plan has changed. Instead we will have space in IKE BOX at 299 Cottage Street, a 6-minute walk to the capitol building. The Story Hall space has seating capacity for up to 40 and onsite wifi, although not very many electrical outlets. BRING YOUR HEADPHONES! Here is a map that details all the day’s activities for those of you who plan to be in Salem (disregard the info about the Human Services building, our previous meeting space).
- Advocacy Day packet: Contains details, resources, and links to more information about our legislative priorities. We’ll review many of these items during our virtual morning session. If you’re coming to Salem, you can grab copies of the talking points script and legislative priorities on the Art Bus, but you might want to bring your own copies or an iPad so you have these materials handy.
- Art Bus: You’ve seen the Oregon Coast Art Bus all over our promotional materials for this year’s event. You’ll hear more about the bus during our morning session and it will be onsite for the day in Willson Park, just west of the Capitol building. The Art Bus will be open immediately after our virtual morning session throughout the afternoon. The bus will have fun Advocacy Day buttons, hands-on activities, and projects as well as hard copies of information sheets about our 2023 legislative priorities. If you’re in Salem, be sure to stop by, make some art, and grab a button to wear for the day!
Celebration Event: We will also be gathering in Willson Park during the noon hour for a little celebration event featuring performances from Tyrone Hendrix, PHAME Academy, the Portland Opera, and some very special legislative guests. You can grab lunch at a couple of food trucks in the park. Bring your own camping chair to relax in, as we know we’ll run out of places to sit…maybe also bring an umbrella, since it’s April in Oregon! We’ll gather everyone for a group photo at the end of the noon hour, and if you’re in Salem, we would love to have you join us!
Questions: Call Cassie Greer at 574-229-5380 or Sue Hildick at 503-816-4701.
We can’t wait to see you (on Zoom or in person) on Wednesday!
Cassie Greer, Advocacy Day Chair, and Sue Hildick, Senior Advisor