Opportunities to Be Heard

State Committee Hearings

Earlier this year, the Joint Committee on Student Success was created with the goal of designing a plan for improving student outcomes in Oregon. They have held 8 community hearings around the state, with several more planned for this Fall. These community visits and hearings include several components including school visits and roundtable discussions with invited business and community leaders, followed by the public hearing in the evening.
We hope that you would consider sharing your story in one of several ways:
  • Attend a hearing in person and give a brief, 2 minute public testimony
  • Submit written testimony from anywhere in the state
  • Attend a future hearing to share about the importance of afterschool & summer learning
    • September 13: Ridgeview High School in Redmond
    • September 27: James Madison High School in Portland
    • October 10: Marshfield High School in Coos Bay

Contact Bethany.Thramer@oregonask.org with questions or download a copy of our Expanded Learning Talking Points to help focus and amplify the voice of afterschool and summer learning partners.


US Congressional Town Halls

Annually, Oregon’s Congresspeople tour their districts to hear from you, the constituents about important issues to the community. This is a critical time to share about the importance of supporting youth and families through afterschool and summer programs.

This fall, Congresswomen Bonamici will be holding several town halls for people to participate in our democracy and make their voices heard.

Seaside Town Hall Meeting
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Seaside Heights Elementary, 2000 Spruce Dr., Seaside, OR 97138

Tualatin Town Hall Meeting 
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Tualatin High School Auditorium, 22300 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062

Newberg Town Hall Meeting 
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Portland Community College Newberg, Rooms 115 & 116, 135 Werth Blvd., Newberg, OR 97132

Banks Town Hall Meeting
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: Banks Fire Station Training Room, 300 S Main St., Banks, OR 97106

Scappoose Town Hall Meeting 

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Scappoose Middle School, 52265 Lower Columbia River Hwy., Scappoose, OR 97056

Portland Town Hall Meeting
Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: The Friendly House Gym, 1737 NW 26th Ave., Portland, OR 97210