Thank you so much for supporting The Kids Are Not For Sale Coalition Bill, HB 2019/SB 673. The development of a coalition around this important legislation demonstrates the commitment we all have to ending demand in Oregon and protecting our children from the predators that commit sex trafficking.
Join the coalition on March 25, 2013, for a Lobby Day and Public Hearing on HB 201
Please call to schedule an appointment on March 25 to speak with your representative, indicate this is part of the Kids Are Not For Sale Coalition Lobby Day. Please wear a red shirt to show solidarity. This is an opportunity to demonstrate the strong support for this bill and this issue—we want to fill every seat in the hearing room and every step of the Oregon State Capitol. The details and agenda for the day are as follows:
March 25, 2013
8:30-9:00 AM: Gather in Room 350 at the Oregon State Capitol Building. A light breakfast of muffins, fruit, and juice will be provided. An explanation of the bills, agenda for the day and basic instruction in lobbying will begin promptly at 8:45 AM.
9:15-10:45 AM: Please schedule meetings with your representative for this time period, if it all possible. Fact Sheets on the issue and on the bill, and copies of the book Renting Lacy will be provided to help you raise awareness and ask your legislator for their support of the bill.
10:45 AM-12:00 PM: Meet on the front steps of the Capitol Building for a rally and press conference. Signs may be brought to the rally outside the building, but signs are not allowed inside the Oregon State Capitol at any time. Signs must remain in your vehicle until the rally. Speakers will include Survivor and Advocate Rebecca Bender.
12:00-12:45: Lunch – the Capitol Café serves reasonably priced lunch, or bring your own, and eat in the Lobby Day Room 350.
1:00-3:00 PM: Public Hearing in Room 343 (just around the corner from Room 350). Please arrive at the hearing 15 minutes prior to the 1:00 PM start time to minimize disruption.
3:00 PM: Additional time for meetings with your representative.
Please wear red! We will be providing stickers to identify you as part of the Kids Are Not For Sale Coalition. Red “Shared Hope Ambassador of Hope” t-shirts are available for a $10 donation. Please contact Liz Alston at 360-693-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to order a shirt.
Together we can send a strong message to our representatives on March 25 that Kids Are Not For Sale in Oregon!