Oregon needs elected officials who reflect the communities they serve, collaborate on community solutions and stay in touch with constituents year-round.

Associated Bills:

SB 786

Opportunity to Serve will establish an annual salary for members of the Legislative equal to the average wage for all covered Oregonians. In doing so, it will:

  • Improve quality of representation from legislators who can focus on policy-making and constituent relations full-time;
  • Remove economic barriers for women and BIPOC and other underrepresented leaders to run for and stay in their legislative seats; and
  • Ensure the Legislature reflects the diversity and lived experiences of Oregonians.