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Three lawmakers are taking their act on the road. Their destination?

Portland Community College, Cascade Campus.

This Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Room 112 of Terrell Hall, Sen. Margaret Carter will join Reps. Chip Shields and Tina Kotek for a discussion of any and all topics.

This is a great opportunity to let the lawmakers know how you feel on any issue at all.

As a little backgrounder, Rep. Kotek this year sits on the House Health Care Committee and co-chairs the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services. So she’s a great one to ask about health and welfare issues, including public health issues.

Rep. Shields is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and also sits on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety. So issues of crime, laws and safety are right up his alley.

As for Sen. Carter, she is one of two chairs of the Ways and Means Committee, which is the budget-writing body of the Legislature. That committee decides where the money will go in the 2009-11 biennium. Obviously, she’s the go-to person on budget issues and the recession.

Come on out to Cascade Campus on Saturday and speak your mind. You’ll be glad you did.

To learn more about PCC and the 2009 Legislature, click here.

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About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »

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