e-News for March 1, 2017

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e-News for March 1, 2017

Upcoming Town Hall

Senator James Manning, Representative Julie Fahey and Representative Nancy Nathanson will be hosting a community evening town hall at the end of March.

Date: Thursday March 30th
Place: North Eugene High School Library (200 Silver Lane, Eugene OR 97404)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (doors open at 6:15)
What: Your Eugene-area Legislators will be speaking about their legislative priorities and topics of interest for the 2017 Legislative Session. General public is welcome.

For more information, contact Tiffany at 503-986-1707.


Sen Manning's First Priority Bill has Public Hearing Next Week

Oregon's Wounded Warrior Bill, introduced by Senator Manning, will receive it's first hearing on Tuesday March 7th in the Senate Veteran's and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Senate Bill 796 would direct the Department of Transportation (ODOT) to issue Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placards to qualified disabled military veterans.

The placard would enable the holder to park a motor vehicle in any public parking zone, restricted by time, free of charge.

Veterans would need proof of eligibility of at least 50% disability as a result of causes connected with their service, and have been released from service under honorable conditions.

The members of the Senate Veteran's and Emergency Preparedness Committee will be hearing testimony on the bill at the Salem Capitol at 3:00 PM on Tuesday.  Senator Manning will testify in support of the bill and we expect others to lend their voices in support as well.  The Committee members will have the first opportunity to weigh-in and vote on the bill, in the event that a work session (or vote) is scheduled at a later date. Often this depends on the testimony and any concerns that are brought up in the public hearing. 

Request for Testimony
If you or someone you know would like to testify in support of Senator Manning's bill, you can do so in two ways. 1) Appear in person at the Oregon State Capitol at 3:00 PM.  The hearing will be in Hearing Room B on the main floor. Our office is happy to provide instructions, but you can also review the process here.

If you are unable to appear in person, written testimony is always appreciated.  This can be submitted by email very easily prior to the hearing by emailing the Committee staff here.

Personal stories and positive impacts are always effective, but if you'd like to provide testimony and need a little assistance, please contact our office.

For more information on how to testify
contact our office at 503-986-1707 or by email.

News Coverage for Eugene Budget Hearing


Last Saturday, Senator Manning and his colleagues from the Joint Full Ways and Means Committee, held a community hearing at Lane Community College.  The purpose was for Community members to share their concerns on the proposed budget appropriations for the 2017-19 biennium.  Click to watch the KEZI video, featuring Senator Manning, of the day's event.

Capitol Happenings for This Week


Monday Feb. 27th

Senator Manning was visited by students from North and Churchill High Schools on School Health Awareness Day at the Capitol.  They discussed the importance of School-based Health Centers.

Wednesday Feb. 28th

Members of the Pro-Choice Coalition held a rally on the Capitol Steps.  Senator Manning proudly spoke with other pro-choice advocates, reaffirming his strong commitment in putting stronger protections and greater access in place.


Happy Birthday to our March Birthdays!


Charlotte Brandt  - March 3rd
Deborah Newton  - March 3rd
Gregory Vanvlack  - March 6th
Douglas Sabin  - March 11th
Daniel Tichenor - March 12th
Melissa Kilgore - March 19th
Stephen Amy - March 21st
Ronald Wold - March 21st
Madison Hibler - March 22nd
Theresa Burke - March 28th
Jonathan Belcher - March 31st

Have an upcoming birthday? Let us know, we'd love to share!

Staff information:

Tiffany Edwards
Chief of Staff/Communications Director

Tiffany Edwards
Lawanda Manning

Lawanda Manning
Legislative Assistant

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1707   District Phone: 541-678-3370
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-205, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.JamesManning@oregonlegislature.gov
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