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Help Bring Recompose to Oregon

We need your help to legalize the Recompose process in Oregon. Please submit your letter of support by 12pm PT on Monday, April 26. 

Bringing Natural Organic Reduction to Oregon

Recompose is partnering with Representative Pam Marsh, House District 5, to bring forward HB 2574 to expand the ecological death care options available to Oregonians. If passed, HB 2574 will legalize Recompose’s process, natural organic reduction, in Oregon.

Thanks to the 80 Oregonians who sent in letters of support, HB 2574 successfully passed the Oregon House of Representatives in March 2021 with strong bipartisan support. The next step is a hearing in the Senate: On Monday, April 26, the Senate Committee on Health Care will hold a public hearing to consider the bill.

Public support will be critical to moving this proposed legislation out of the committee for a vote by the full legislature. Please see below for how to submit your letter of support by this Monday, April 26 at 12pm PT. 

If you have any questions, please email Representative Marsh at Rep.PamMarsh@oregonlegislature.gov.

Thank you for helping bring ecological death care to Oregon!

Submit Your Written Support

Deadline: This Monday, April 26 at 12pm PT

Link to Submit: Oregon State Legislature Testimony Submission Form 

Step 1: Under “Choose a committee,” pick Senate Committee on Healthcare

Step 2: Under “Choose a meeting date,” select 04/26/2021 at 1:00pm

Step 3: Under “Choose your bill for testimony,” select HB2574

Step 4: Add your name, location, and reasons for supporting the bill.

Suggested text (to copy/paste and personalize):

Dear Chair Patterson and Members of the Committee,

I, [your name] am pleased to offer my support for HB 2574.

[Personalize with information about why you believe this option is important for Oregon, such as why you or your loved ones want to choose these options for themselves. For example, you could consider listing your personal desire to return to the earth, the importance of increased death care options, commitment to the environment, love of wild spaces.]

I ask for your support of this important legislation.

Sincerely,

[Name]

[City – very important for the committee]

[Address or district (optional) ]

[Email or phone (optional) ]

Land Acknowledgement

Recompose acknowledges we make our lives and livelihoods on the lands of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Duwamish People. We honor with gratitude the Duwamish People past and present, the land itself, and the Duwamish Tribe.

Colonization is an active, persistent process. Indigenous communities continue to be resilient in protecting their ecological and cultural lifeways and deathways despite ongoing oppression. Recompose respects, shares, and supports this commitment to climate healing and environmental justice. Join Recompose in contributing to Real Rent Duwamish.