Interfaith advocacy day in Salem March 4


Together with other faith-based organizations, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is inviting people of faith to participate in the Interfaith Advocacy Day 2019 on March 4 in Salem.

Participants will be able to attend issue briefings and workshops on advocating for compassionate legislation regarding climate justice, criminal justice reform, gun violence prevent, health care, immigration and income inequality.

After the workshops, participants will then march to the State Capitol where they will speak with state legislators. EMO will provide talking points and make all necessary appoints for participants wishing to speak with legislators.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 4. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE, Salem, Ore., is the location for morning activities. The afternoon will feature a procession to the State Capitol and meetings with state legislators. 

The registration fee is $20 per person ($10 for student with ID) and includes lunch and materials. Register securely online at emoregon.org; for more information, call (503) 221-1054. The registration deadline is Feb. 25.

Since 1999, people of faith from across the state of Oregon have gathered in Salem for Interfaith Advocacy Day to collectively raise our voices to advocate for a hopeful future for all Oregonians.

Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017 is sponsored by: Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Interfaith Alliance on Poverty, Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, Islamic Society of Greater Portland, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Muslim Educational Trust, Oregon Coalition for Christian Voices, Spirit Led Justice Alliance, and United Methodist Women of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is a statewide association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, creation justice, and public policy advocacy.