Life Support

Dear Coalition Members and Advocates:

We wanted to update you that life support options for Oregon’s performing arts venues are still pending. The legislative Emergency Board did not meet last week, but is expected to meet soon.

There is still time to use your voice!

We need letters, emails, and phone calls to Emergency Board members who are listed below.

Key points to make:

  • We support life-support for Oregon’s venues where art and culture live.
  • Venues are statewide. If you live outside of Portland, your voice is especially important.
  • Venues are ALL independent in Oregon, we want to keep them that way. Money spent in Oregon venues stays in Oregon.
  • These are places where families meet and gather. Where couples meet and families start. Culture and community.
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs. Thousands of livelihoods.
  • Economic impact: Over a billion!
  • People move to Oregon to be a part of the music and arts performance network. It’s something Oregon is proud of.
  • These stages give voice to the voiceless and to perspectives that would otherwise not be heard.

The Emergency Board Contact Emails:
Representative Tina Kotek (Address as “Speaker Kotek”) rep.tinakotek@oregonlegislature.gov
Sen. Peter Courtney (address as “President Courtney” sen.PeterCourtney@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Lew Frederick: sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Bill Hansell: sen.BillHansell@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Betsy Johnson: sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator James Manning: sen.JamesManning@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Arnie Roblan: sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward: sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Kathleen Taylor: sen.KathleenTaylor@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Chuck Thomsen: sen.ChuckThomsen@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Fred Girod: sen.FredGirod@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Christine Drazan: rep.ChristineDrazan@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative David Gomberg: rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Paul Holvey: rep.PaulHolvey@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Susan McLain: rep.SusanMcLain@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Rob Nosse: rep.RobNosse@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Greg Smith: rep.GregSmith@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Duane Stark: rep.DuaneStark@oregonlegislature.gov
Senator Lynn Findley: sen.LynnFindley@oregonlegislature.gov

 Thank you for joining us in this effort!
Cultural Advocacy Coalition