2024 Oregon Homeschool Capitol Day

Bring your family and join the OCEANetwork Freedom Watch team at the 2024 Oregon Homeschool Capitol Day! Connecting with legislators at the Capitol is an important activity for promoting homeschool freedoms in Oregon. It paves the way for future efforts to protect and expand those freedoms!

A big thanks to Classical Conversations for their generosity in being a sponsor of OCEANetwork’s 2024 Oregon Homeschool Capitol Day! Classical

Conversations is a Christian curriculum company and community group program for homeschoolers.

Request information about Classical Conversations.

The 2024 Oregon Homeschool Capitol Day is a fantastic opportunity for your family. It takes place during the legislative short session to promote homeschool freedom and parental rights to legislators. (Apple Pie Day is held during long legislative session years.)

Families are welcome! Join us at the 2024 Oregon Homeschool Capitol Day:

  • Observe a House of Representatives session (a great educational experience!)
  • Gather to hear short speaking sessions on how the legislature is set up, the history of homeschool freedom in Oregon, and the legislative process. 
  • Help deliver homeschool freedom information handouts to legislators


  • 10:30- 10:55 AM – Arrive via the center entrance on State Street. OCEANetwork team members will be just inside the security check to direct you to the House Chamber (south side) viewing gallery.
  • 11:00 AM – Noon – Observe House of Representatives session.
  • Noon – 12:55 PM – Lunch break. Bring a sack lunch to eat outside or in the lower main hall beyond the security check point.
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM – Gather in Third Floor House wing reception area to hear from homeschool leaders and legislators.
  • 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM – Distribute handouts to be delivered to legislator offices. (You will be provided with a simple script to follow as well, if you’d like one!)

What to Expect

Group visits to the Capitol are impacted by construction. Be aware that things may get a bit crowded in areas where we meet due to available space, but we know that families will want to join us anyway and do what we can for homeschool freedom!

If you’d like to deliver an information flyer to your Legislator, you can contact a Senator or Representative by phone, email, or U.S. mail and make an appointment with them before your visit. Find your Legislator: Senators | Representatives | By Address.

From the Oregon Capitol website:

  • Due to construction, the historic portion of the Capitol is closed through 2024. If visiting during this time, access is on the south side of the Capitol (use the center entrance on State Street). An onsite visit is limited to the Senate and House Wings. During legislative session hearing rooms are open during committee meetings and the third-floor House and Senate chamber south-side viewing galleries (limited seating) are open during legislative floor sessions.

We hope to see you there!

>> For more information, text or call Wes Butler at 503-932-0692, or email him at wesofabiqua@gmail.com. <<

This is an event by the Oregon Home Education Association Network (OCEANetwork) and the OCEANetwork Freedom Watch Committee.

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