It is easiest to contact Oregon AFSCME Political Director Joe Baessler or Political Coordinators Ralph Groener or Eva Rippeteau through their respective e-mail links if you have questions, especially when the Legislature is in session. You can also call them on their cell phones, listed below.
Joe Baessler, (503) 319-1912
Ralph Groener, (503) 806-5407
Eva Rippeteau, (503) 901-1431
You can track bills using our legislative tracking system. If you need to review how the system works, obtain the log-in information, etc., click here first to download the system's user guide. We also recommend Oregonlive.com's bill tracker website.
If you need to contact a legislator, whether in or out of session, the easiest way is via e-mail. Legislators (or their staff) routinely check their legislative-based e-mail several times a day. If you aren't exactly sure who your specific state representative and/or state senator is, don't be embarrassed — be proactive! Just click here to go to an automated form that will match your home address with your state rep and state senator.
The links above include each legislator’s direct dial number in Salem. In theory the state capitol's toll-free line is not designed for contacting legislators — you're supposed to use the direct dial numbers. But in practice, if the Legislature is in session the operators will usually forward such calls. Those numbers are (800) 332-2313 statewide or (503) 986-1187 in Salem.
If you want to send "snail mail," you can do so at the following common address:
Sen. or Rep. ______________
State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
1400 Tandem Ave NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-370-2522 / 800-521-5954