ORLA To Launch New Advocacy Website
New Resource for Information and Action
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association will release a new advocacy website early this year that will give members the tools to effectively communicate with others in the industry and successfully participate in the legislative process. Our website, Democracy Direct, will house all the industry specific information that is vital to the advocacy process. The website will contain key issues that ORLA designates as high priorities to the industry as well as instructions on how to best become involved.
When the site goes live, it will have specific information on issues addressing the industry during the current legislative session. Some of the issues include paid sick leave, association health plans and protecting tourism dollars and lodging taxes.
The website will contain up-to-date information on state, local, and federal issues in the news and will serve as a forum for participants to share their thoughts and concerns on proposed legislation. The website will also connect users to their legislative representatives via email.
Additionally, users will have the ability to tell a personal story about why they are involved in government affairs and how proposed or existing legislation affects their businesses.
Further, the new website gives the ORLA government affairs team a means to reach out to its members and “rally the troops” when they are needed the most. As technology is constantly changing, this website provides a new means of contacting the public with action alerts and will provide the most up-to-date information with the convenience of a click of a button.
ORLA looks forward to working with industry stakeholders through this new forum, and please let us know if you feel it is helpful in connecting you to the legislative process. We know you are busy and we want to make it as simple as possible for you to share your concerns on the many issues affecting your business. | NELLIE deVRIES