The time is upon us again to speak up! The hearing on HB4147 will be held February 4th, starting at 3pm. (Agenda). So here are some of the tools you need if your wondering what to do next: How do you submit testimony? 1) Write it up, drive there, and sign up to give public testimony in person. Be sure to get there a little early so you can sign in ahead of the gun-controllers. 2a) Write it up and save it as a PDF. Be sure to title it for HB4147 testimony. 2b) Save it with a file name like "HB4147_testimony..." so the staff in Salem know how to direct it. 2c) Email it to Catherine Heaton firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to identify it as testimony for HB4147 in the email header. What should you say? If you've ever been delayed or know someone who has, your stories are needed the most. Just write your (polite ) opinion on the bill. Doesn't even need to be long and fancy. I've seen plenty of gun-control testimony that was only a few sentences in length. And their opinion has been accepted and counted. So anything you send in is good as long as you act and do something. Yes, your contribution can be that easy. If you do plan on making a road trip of it be sure to try and show up early. The MadMoms Demand have already put out an alert letting their cult members know to show up around 1pm to get early seats. Some background on the bill in question: OFFS take on it. NRA alert newsletter. Oh, and FYI: Apparently Rep. Williamson (sponsor of HB4147) has somehow found money to pay for some of the Charleston shooting survivors to make a cross-country trip to testify in person for the bill. So who exactly is paying for it? Bloomberg? Oregon tax payers? I'm not able to make it in person (will be submitting testimony) but I hope someone has the opportunity to ask them 'who paid'. As a tax payer, I want to know! And finally, the bill will be heard in front of the House Committee on Judiciary. Here is a link to the members (and their email addresses) to make reaching out to them a little easier . Phone numbers can be found thru the Committee members profiles in the House Committee on Judiciary link above. Voted FOR SB941 in 2015 Representative Brent Barton (D) Rep.BrentBarton@state.or.us Representative Mitch Greenlick (D) Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.us Representative Ann Lininger (D) email@example.com Representative Jessica Vega Pederson (D) Rep.JessicaVegaPederson@state.or.us Voted against SB941 in 2015 Representative Jeff Barker (D) (Chair) Rep.JeffBarker@state.or.us Representative Wayne Krieger (R) Rep.WayneKrieger@state.or.us Representative Andy Olson (R) Rep.AndyOlson@state.or.us Representative Sherrie Sprenger (R) Rep.SherrieSprenger@state.or.us Representative Bill Post (R) firstname.lastname@example.org Hope this help! Share your ideas, testimony, additional information and motivation for others below.