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Ready to lose No-Cause Notices? If Not, Take Action NOW!!!

May 22, 2017 6:10 PM | Anonymous

I want you to call each and every state Senator and ask for their commitment to vote AGAINST ANY BILL that would eliminate no-cause notices!  Let’s stop this bill!!


Our efforts are helping!  Many of you responded to our last Call to Action by contacting your legislators.  We need that kind of passion to continue in order to stop this bill in its tracks in the Senate!  I need everyone who has responded in the past to do so again.  If you’ve already contacted your Senator, Great!  You need to do it again!  If you’ve sat on the sidelines until now, it’s now or never!  (See below for Senators’ contact information and helpful hints.) 

The Senate Committee on Human Services’ scheduled Work Session on May 31st will culminate in a committee vote on HB 2004-A – potentially passing the bill to the Senate floor for a final vote.  The Senate is all that stands in the way of this bill passing and being signed by Governor Brown.

Here’s what the bill does:

  • Virtually eliminates the use of No-Cause notices
  • Requires that landlords renew leases with substantially the same terms or face a monetary penalty
  • Requires landlords to pay relocation expenses for tenants


Take action today:

  • Call each and every state Senator and ask for their commitment to vote AGAINST ANY BILL that would eliminate no-cause notices


When contacting your Senator ~

Know Your Audience:

  • Committee members are “citizen legislators,” and they want to hear your comments
  • Be respectful of committee members
  • Do not scold or insult members, or accuse members of causing your issue.  This may alienate members from your cause

Know the Issue:

  • Draw from your own knowledge and experience
  • Support personal opinions with as many facts as possible
  • Be knowledgeable of the “other side of the story”

Presenting Your Written Testimony:

  • Address members formally (e.g., Senator Jones, Representative Brown)
  • State your name, city or county, and any other affiliation for the record
  • Clearly state whether you support or oppose the bill and briefly explain your reasons
  • When finished, thank the members and offer to answer any questions


A Sample Letter to Your Senator:

Dear Senator _______________,

I oppose House Bill 2004-A.

Put a personal story here that reflects how and why you would like to retain the ability to use a no-cause notice.  (For example:  Tenants’ fear of retaliation if they complain about a neighbor, leering or disturbing behavior by others, landlords having higher screening standards because of us not being able to end the agreement if things go sideways)

Please represent me and your constituents at the state capitol by opposing HB 2004-A and ANY bill that would eliminate no-cause notices.

Respectfully, your constituent,

(Your Name)

(Your Address)

(City, State, Zip)

(Your Email)


Oregon State Senators 
(Call, Send a letter and/or Email - Vote NO on HB 2004-A & NO Cause Notices): 
Senator Contact Information
Herman Baertschiger 900 Court St. NE, S-403
R-Grants Pass Salem, OR 97301
District 2 503-986-1702
Lee Beyer 900 Court St. NE, S-419
D-Springfield Salem, OR 97301
District 6 503-986-1706
Brian Boquist 900 Court St. NE, S-305
R-Dallas Salem, OR 97301
District 12 503-986-1712
Ginny Burdick 900 Court St. NE, S-213
D-Portland Salem, OR 97301
District 18 503-986-1718
Peter Courtney 900 Court St. NE, S-201
D-Salem Salem, OR 97301
District 11 503-986-1600
Alan DeBoer 900 Court Street NE
R-Medford Salem, OR 97301
District 3 503-986-1703
Michael Dembrow 900 Court St. NE, S-407
D-Portland Salem, OR 97301
District 23 503-986-1723
Richard Devlin 900 Court St. NE, S-211
D-Tualatin Salem, OR 97301
District 19 503-986-1719
Ted Ferrioli 900 Court St. NE, S-323
R-John Day Salem, OR 97301
District 30  503-986-1950
Lew Frederick 900 Court St. NE, H-276
D-Portland Salem, OR 97301
District 22  503-986-1443
Sara Gelser 900 Court St. NE, S-405
D-Corvallis Salem, OR 97301
District 8 503-986-1708
Fred Girod 900 Court St. NE, S-401
R-Stayton Salem, OR 97301
District 9  503-986-1709
Bill Hansell 900 Court St. NE, S-423
R-Athena Salem, OR 97301
District 29 503-986-1729
Mark Hass 901 Court St. NE, S-207
D-Beaverton Salem, OR 97301
District 14  503-986-1714
Betsy Johnson 900 Court St. NE, S-209
D-Scappoose Salem, OR 97301
District 16 503-986-1716
Tim Knopp 900 Court St. NE, S-309
R-Bend Salem, OR 97301
District 27 503-986-1727
Jeff Kruse 900 Court St. NE, S-315
R-Roseburg Salem, OR 97301
District 1 503-986-1701
Dennis Linthicum 900 Court Street NE
R-Klamath Falls Salem, OR 97301
District 28 503-986-1728
James Manning 900 Court St. NE, S-205,
D-Eugene  Salem, Oregon 97301
District 7  503-986-1707
Laurie Monnes Anderson 900 Court St. NE, S-211
D-Gresham  Salem, Oregon 97301
District 25  503-986-1725
Rod Monroe 900 Court St. NE, S-409
D-Portland Salem, OR 97301
District 24  503-986-1724
Alan Olsen 900 Court St. NE, S-425
R-Canby Salem, OR 97301
District 20 503-986-1720
Floyd Prozanski 900 Court St. NE, S-415
D-Eugene Salem, OR 97301
District 4 503-986-1704
Chuck Riley 900 Court St. NE, S-303
D-Hillsboro Salem, OR 97301
District 15 503-986-1715
Arnie Roblan 900 Court St. NE, S-417
D-Coos Bay Salem, OR 97301
District 5 503-986-1705
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward 900 Court St. NE, S-215
D-Beaverton Salem, OR 97301
District 17  503-986-1717
Kathleen Taylor 900 Court St. NE, H-377
D-Portland Salem, OR 97301
District 21 503-986-1441
Kim Thatcher 900 Court St. NE, S-307
R-Keizer Salem, OR 97301
District 13 503-986-1713
Chuck Thomsen 900 Court St. NE, S-316
R-Hood River Salem, OR 97301
District 26  503-986-1726
Jackie Winters 900 Court St. NE, S-301
R-Salem Salem, OR 97301
District 10 503-986-1710
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