It doesn't matter if you are a wallflower or if you are outspoken, you
can be a part of getting legislation passed that could possibly help
your pet and other animals.
At a Lobby 101 seminar held at the Humane Society of Central Oregon in
Bend recently, more than a dozen people were told that each person can
have an impact.
"You don't have to be an expert to have an influence and to have a
voice," said Kelly Peterson, Oregon state director for the Humane
Society of the United States.
Face-to-face meetings are a great way to make your views known to your
representative, Peterson said. Oregon has a legislative schedule that
is conducive to that, because it convenes only every other year. That
means legislators have more time to spend in their districts. In 2008,
however, a short supplemental session is scheduled to begin Feb. 4.