Time-sensitive Advocacy by Tues, 3/26
On Wednesday, March 27, the House Education Committee will vote to send HB 2213 and HB 2214 to the Joint Ways & Means Committee. These bills support open education and affordable textbooks in higher ed.
The committee members need to know that their constituents care about this issue. If you are represented by one of the committee members listed below, will you please email, call, or visit with this message (sample included)?
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HB 2213 would require each of Oregon’s 24 public colleges and universities to create a textbook affordability plan.
HB 2214 continues to fund Oregon’s textbook affordability and open education program, which includes offering grants to faculty who redesign their courses to include open educational resources.
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Chair: Rep Doherty, Democrat – District 35 – Tigard
Vice Chair: Rep Alonso León, Democrat – District 22 – Woodburn
Vice Chair: Cheri Helt, Republican – District 54 – Bend
Rep Hernandez, Democrat – District 47 – Portland
Rep Neron, Democrat – District 26 – Aloha, Beaverton, Hillsboro, King City, Sherwood, Tigard, Wilsonville
Rep Reardon, Democrat – District 48 – Happy Valley
Rep Reschke, Republican – District 56 – Klamath Falls
Rep Sollman, Democrat – District 30 – Hillsboro
Rep Wallan, Republican – District 6 – Medford
Dear Representative _______,
The high cost of textbooks is a barrier to Oregon students completing their college or university degree. HB 2214 continues to fund textbook affordability and open education in Oregon through a program that has a track record of helping students save millions of dollars on textbooks. Can I count on your support for HB 2214 when it is scheduled for a work session?
Please let me know if there are any questions I can answer about this bill.