REP. JULIE PARRISH
HOUSE DISTRICT 37
For Immediate Release
April 18, 2013
Contact: Julie Parrish (503) 986-1437
APRIL ‘LADIES AT THE LEGISLATURE’
TO FEATURE SENATE PRESIDENT PETER COURTNEY
SALEM, OR - Ladies at the Legislature, the popular brown bag lunch series created to engage women with government at the Oregon State Capitol, will feature Senate President Peter Courtney (D – Salem) at its April 26 session. Sen. Courtney will talk about the role of a presiding officer and share the perspective of his history in the legislature. The non-partisan event is co-hosted by Rep. Julie Parrish (R – West Linn) and Sen. Betsy Close (R – Albany).
"Senator Courtney has the most seniority of any member in the Legislature and with that comes incredible perspective," said Rep. Julie Parrish (R – West Linn). "We are pleased that he is taking time from this busy and challenging session to share that experience with us."
Women from high-school age and older are invited to come to Salem and experience the legislative process alongside Rep. Parrish and Sen. Close. The invitation is neither district nor party-registration specific. The workshops are intended to engage and educate women about the functional side of Oregon government.
The event, which has drawn women from across Oregon, has enjoyed notable speakers including Secretary of State Kate Brown and Governor John Kitzhaber.
The first hour includes a legislative activity such as attending a floor session or going on a Capitol tour. For the second hour, ladies are invited to bring their own lunch or buy one in the cafeteria and then engage in a roundtable discussion with a featured guest.
The workshops will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dates for this legislative session are:
Questions and RSVPs can be directed to Representative Parrish’s office. Rep. Parrish can be reached at (503) 986-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org