Join the Action Committee
- Have you ever wanted to be active in the legislative process and know more about the issues driving it?
- Is working with committed individuals to further public good attractive to you?
If you answer “Yes”, then we are looking for YOU! What does the Action Committee do? For more info on Action Committee issues being followed, see the Legislative Reports.
Our LWVOR Action Committee expands considerably during each Legislative Session, from an interim core group of four. We need a cadre of volunteers during session to monitor hearings (either in person or remotely over the Internet); meet with legislators, aides or lobbyists; research; write letters; or testify. LWV membership is strongly recommended.
If you would like to find out how you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Action Committee
Q: Does it take a lot of time?
A: No, it does not have to take a lot of your time. Like most volunteer work, you can spend as much time as you have available on League Action. An important rule of volunteer work is to only do what you want to do (or are passionate about) and have time for. Otherwise, you may get burnt out!
Q: Do I always have to travel to Salem?
A: Not necessarily, and not all the time. Certainly, it is most effective to meet face-to-face with people, but much of what the Action Committee does can be done from your home, especially with modern email and communications. If you have a broadband internet connection, you can now view and/or listen to all legislative hearings through the Internet. (See http://www.leg.state.or.us/listn/listenset.htm). Even Action Committees meeting can be attended by speakerphone or conference call. Furthermore, many legislative committees, commissions or coalitions now meet outside of Salem at various times.
Q: What if I only want to work on one issue narrowly related to a League position?
A: Great! Pick an issue! If every member would only do their little bit and only what they are passionate about, then it would all magically get done.
Q: The League is often asked to recommend members as representatives for various commissions, advisory committees and coalitions. If I have an interest in one of these positions, how would I apply?
A: Just let us know of your interests!