In a few short weeks, the 2022 Oregon legislative session will be upon us. As you may remember, since it is an even numbered year, this year’s session is a short session, just 35 days in length. Given the drastic rise in COVID cases in Oregon due to Omicron, in addition to extensive construction going on at the Capitol building, much of our work will be done virtually again. Although the Capitol building is open to the public, due to a lack of hearing rooms from the construction and concerns about the ability to follow public health recommendations for physical distancing all hearings will he held virtually, and only essential staff will be in the building.
Given these circumstances the American Heart Association will only be working and providing comment on a couple policies this short session. As such, you may not here from us too much as we use this time to focus on some local work we have been pushing for in the interim as we ramp up for long 2023 legislative session.
For those of you that reside in Multnomah and Washington Counties, please keep an eye out for action alerts as our tobacco flavor restrictions campaigns heat up. And please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about policy you hear about and want to know more about the American Heart Associations stance on.
From one advocate to another, thank you for your support and stay safe.
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