Discover Your Heritage
Everyday people just like you have shaped Oregon’s laws. How? Visit the Capitol and read about their stories in interpretive
You can also begin your journey of discovery on this website, by reading stories about how citizens like you helped create
some of Oregon’s unique laws.
Or, visit one of the
hundreds of historical sites near you where you can read about citizens in action.
Engage with Your Democracy
You are invited to participate in the making of laws. Yes, we mean that. That’s what a democracy is. While inside the Capitol, you can talk to your legislator,
But you don’t have to be at the Capitol to make a difference. You can be anywhere. Write your legislator, testify in writing,
connect with your local government or neighborhood association,
volunteer for political action committees,
run for office, and, of course,