Lobbying 101 Toolkit

Helping you be successful in the legislative process

The LOC remains focused on building a member-driven grassroots advocacy network.  This effort has significantly increased our member involvement and success in the legislative process.  Much of this program has occurred during annual meetings, quarterly Small Cities meetings, and weekly statewide webinars when the Legislature is in session.

We intend to provide all LOC members with an accessible set of advocacy resources to share with staff, build confidence in representing your community, and build relationships with legislators.  In this toolkit, you’ll learn more about what it takes to be successful in Oregon’s legislative process, including the basics of advocacy and how to request funding. More resources will be added to the toolkit, but the first step for you is to watch the videos produced by LOC’s expert lobbying team.

Video: Intro to Lobbying 101 Toolkit

Legislative News

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Capitol, action alerts and more.

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Navigate to videos and resources on the following topics:

Legislative Basics

Information on Oregon's legislative process and the basics of lobbying.

Developing Legislative Relationships

Basics on how to build relationships with lawmakers and their staff.

How to Lobby for Policies

How to create your city’s priorities and tell your city’s story.

How to Lobby for Financial Resources

How to advocate for a funding request to support community projects.

Actions for Year-Round Advocacy

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