Oregon Sites

  • Oregon State Legislature:

    From the website: The State of Oregon has a Citizen Legislature consisting of the Senate, whose 30 members are elected to serve four-year terms, and the House of Representatives, which has 60 members elected for two-year terms. The assembly convenes every two years in regular session on the second Monday in January during odd-numbered years, a date set by statute. Oregon Constitution does not specify a limitation on session length, however most sessions last approximately six months. During the interim, legislators serve on interim committees and task forces that study issues likely to be faced during the next legislative session.

  • The Oregon Blue Book is the official state directory and fact book about all levels of government in Oregon.

  • The Oregon Progress Board is an independent state planning and oversight agency. Created by the Legislature in 1989, the Board is responsible for monitoring the state’s 20-year strategic vision, Oregon Shines. The 12-member panel, chaired by the governor, is made up of citizen leaders and reflects the state’s social, ethnic and political diversity. Oregon Benchmarks measure progress towards Oregon´s strategic vision, Oregon Shines. Its goals are three-fold: 1) quality jobs for all Oregonians, 2) safe, caring and engaged communities, and 3) healthy, sustainable surroundings. Benchmarks are organized into seven categories: economy, education, civic engagement, social support, public safety, community development and environment. Generate a report at theOregon Benchmarks Portal

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Other Sites of Interest

  • Josephine Social Justice Alliance is an all-volunteer coalition in Grants Pass committed to making Josephine County a place where all are welcome regardless of skin color, immigration status, religion, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or housing status.

    Facebook is a group page for Grants Pass High School YODA (Young Oregon Democrats of America) chapter members. We are a club dedicated to ensuring political education around our community. Join us to educate the future voters of Oregon!

    The Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is a statewide organization of locally-based groups that work to create communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people, the need for equal access to justice and the right to self-determination. Starting in 1992, ROP’s challenges to the anti-democratic right have earned ROP a national reputation for being an effective grassroots organization that takes on the hard issues.

  • Daily Kos created on May 26, 2002 by Markos Moulitsas — a.k.a. “kos”, is the premier political community in the United States.

    Democracy for America (DFA) is a political action committee dedicated to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government—from school board to the presidency.


    Democracy Now!
    is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America.

    Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

    Joshua Micah Marshall started publishing Talking Points Memo (TPM), a political blog, in November 2000 during the disputed Florida election recount. The site has been in continuous publication ever since. It has a monthly readership of well over half a million readers and is frequently noted in publications across the United States.

    Think Progress is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund a nonpartisan organization that along with the blog, CAPAF seeks to provide a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies.