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2021 SESSION BILLS: XXXX

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SENATE BILL XXX:

Subject matter

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Background: In November 2020, Portland voters approved a Charter amendment that created a special disciplinary body for police officers.  According to Oregon's Collective Bargaining laws and the City’s own statements to the public, the next step would be to establish this body through a bargaining process.  Instead, the City of Portland is going straight to the State Legislature in an effort to cut line officers and their union out of the process and exempt local governments from this part of the state's Collective Bargaining laws.  ORCOPS recommends a NO vote.

SEND A MESSAGE NOW!

Fill out the form below to send a message to your elected officials opposing SB 621!  Keep in mind that whatever you send will become a public record (except that your email address is protected per ORS 192.355, subsection 40).  You do not have to use your full name.  If you would like a response from your officials, an accurate e-mail address is necessary.

NOTE: Even if you don't want to give your full name, please do NOT pretend to be someone else.  It diminishes the impact of other e-mails.

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Personalize your message.  Let your officials know who you are, where you're from, and why you are concerned.

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Be polite.  Your elected officials will be much more impressed with a reasoned message than a rude one.

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Don't worry if you're not an expert on details...  neither are many of the Legislators!  They hear from experts all day long, but your voice means much more as a constituent.

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WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO

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Call their office

Your elected officials actually do like to hear from real constituents like you.  Unlike Congressional offices in Washington DC, your State Legislators in Salem might actually be the ones to pick up the phone!

Even if you talk with staff or leave a message, remember to be polite but firm.  Be personal and describe why you think public employees shouldn't be cut out of the process.

Not sure who your State Legislators are?  Use this tool to find out and get their phone numbers!

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Sign our petitions

ORCOPS is currently advocating for three initiative petitions.

Whether you think you can get 20 signatures, three, or just yourself, click here to find out more.

You can download personal-use signature sheets and send them back in!

Check out the initiatives here

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