Legislative

Grange Policy

The Capitol Granger

This is the August issue of a newsletter written by our Lobbyist, Craig Loughridge. Craig published weekly newsletters during the legislative session and plans monthly issues between sessions.  You can contact Craig at govaffairs@orgrange.org.

Program

Grange members are educated on the importance of civic engagement and advocacy and empowered to serve their state and communities in a variety of ways.

  • Community Granges are a place where members can discuss ballot measures and local state, and national issues.
  • Current issues of interest include rural high-speed internet, water rights, public safety, school funding and more.
  • Any member can propose a resolution that addresses local, state, or federal concerns.
  • Grange Day at the Capitol brings members to Salem to experience our legislature in action.

Suggestions

  • Host a candidates’ forum: The Grange is non-partisan, which means that Subordinate/Community, Pomona, State, and National Granges do not support or oppose a candidate or party. However, your Grange can invite all candidates for an office to speak at an event. Invite your members, friends, relatives, and neighbors to attend and learn.
  • Organize an issue forum
  • Research and distribute information
  • Involve all Grangers
  • Publicize your Grange’s position on an issue
  • Recruit new members
  • Write a resolution to change Grange policy
  • Write a lawmaker your views on legislation in Salem or Washington, DC

Legislative Committee

Director
Mark Noah
Email
1407 Modoc St
Springfield, OR 97477
541-726-6106
District 1
Harold Johnson
Email
PO Box 359
Florence, OR 97439
541-997-1543
District 2
Martin McClure
E-mail
81142 Territorial Ln
Eugene, OR 97405
541-214-9293
District 3
Orrin Schnetzky
Email
11860 SW 91st Ave
Tigard, OR 97223
971-998-4781
District 4
Don Kingsborough
Email
PO Box 148
West Linn, OR 97068
503-636-2544
District 5
Dean High
Email
PO Box 62
Midland, OR 97634
541-591-3300
District 6
Scot Jacobson
Email
1717 Southgate Place
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-278-0615
Lobbyist
Craig Loughridge
govaffairs@orgrange.org503-349-6892

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