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Member Summit


If you resolved to be more active in your child’s education in 2015, you'll be happy to hear about Stand's Annual Member Summit. Learn about Stand for Children Oregon's 2015 legislative priorities, discover what other chapters are doing to improve schools in their communities, learn from experts on current education issues, and help us build the movement to improve schools for kids across our state.

You must be a member to attend. Become a member of Stand hereWe will also offer a limited number of scholarships to cover ticket costs for the member summit. Please inquire with Rhonda,

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Summit Schedule

8:30 a.m.

Coffee & Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Morning Plenary - 2015 Legislative Overview

10:15-12:15 a.m.

Legislative Workshops: A Deeper Dive Into the Issues

12:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Lunch & Member Recognition

1:15-4 p.m.Breakout sessions: See Descriptions Below


Breakout Workshop Descriptions

Should we fund that? (Session 1 & 2)

Play the role of a Ways and Means co-chairs, and draft your own education budget. You decide what to fund, and what gets cut. In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of what goes into the creation of the budget, why certain programs get cut, and when parents and advocates like you should speak out.

Storytelling: Lead, Inform, & Inspire Change (Session 1)

In this dynamic workshop, a drama coach will teach you how to lead change, whether you’re in a meeting with your legislator, writing a ‘letter-to-the-editor’, getting interviewed by a journalist, or speaking to voters on a door-to-door canvass. As an advocate, the most powerful tool in your chest is your ability to tell a good story. Through storytelling, politics become less about abstract policy and more about real life. A great storyteller leads change by making others feel like they want to make a difference, and have the power to do so.

Win a School Bond or Levy (Session 1)

Cut through the complexity of local school funding measures to find out how your community can win taxpayer support for schools and other children’s programs.  Learn what makes a bond or levy worth supporting (or not supporting). Connect with seasoned campaign volunteers who can tell you what you should and shouldn’t do if you want to pass a bond or levy.

Panel: Collaborating for Equity (Session 2)

According to Education Week, no state has seen its low-income students fall further behind their wealthier peers than in Oregon. This legislative session, a number of Stand’s partners will push innovative solutions that will give more students a shot at success, no matter their background. Learn what they have queued up, and how you can help out.

Becoming a Leader at Stand (Session 2)

This training will help Stand members - from brand new members to long-time leaders – to increase your ability to explain our work and build our movement. We will work on the telling the story of your community and hone your communication skills and answer the following questions. You’ll work with Stand staff Brooke Brod and Joy Marshall, who combined have over 40 year’s community organizing experience.

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