Tell Legislators What You Think of the Proposed Budget Cuts!
In the coming weeks, members of the Ways and Means Committee (the committee that writes the Oregon budget) will be holding meetings to hear from you about what you think of cuts to schools, health care, and public safety. While this won’t be your only chance to speak out about the things that are important to you, it may be your only chance to deliver that message directly to legislators.
See below for more details, and use this form to let us know you’ll be there.
What: Community meetings with legislators about the state budget
When & Where:
Friday, April 29, 4pm – Bend (OSU Cascades)
Friday, April 29, 4pm – Pendleton (Blue Mountain CC) via video linkup
Friday, April 29, 4pm – La Grande (EOU) via video linkup
Monday, May 2, 7pm – Beaverton (City Hall)
Thursday, May 5, 7pm – Eugene (Lane Community College)
Friday, May 6, 4pm – Newport (OSU Hatfield Center)
Friday, May 6, 4pm – Coos Bay (Southwestern Oregon CC) via video linkup
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 pm – Milwaukie (Rex Putnam High School)
During these tough economic times, we need to do everything we can to protect the middle class.
But the proposed state budget in Salem will close schools and eliminate school days, reduce in-home care and skilled nursing for 30,000 seniors, and slash funding for youth corrections by 47%.
Despite these cuts, some legislators want to hold on to more than $440 million that could be used to limit the impact. Your voice will make the difference!