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“Promoting Civil Discourse” Review

November 25, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Events

By Amber Nobe  This season, as we mingle at parties or visit far-away loved ones, discussions of politics could heat up and spiral down—fast!  How can we create bridges to encourage civil civic discourse? At the November Civic Education forum, three experts on free speech and building consensus offered their take. Mat dos Santos (ACLU […]

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Promoting Civil Discourse – Video

November 16, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Videos of Forums

How can we create civil discourse as we exercise our constitutional First Amendment rights? How can we find common ground and solve problems together in times of great polarization? View the recording of a discussion with Mat dos Santos (ACLU of Oregon), Michael Mills (Oregon Solutions), and Wendy Willis (Kitchen Table Democracy). This recording will […]

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“Highlights” Video: Lobbying the Legislature

November 11, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Videos of Forums

An 18-minute summary on how to make your voice heard and influence legislation in Oregon. Tips on meeting with legislators, submitting testimony and lobbying for legislation on the issues you care about. Other “Highlights” videos are available on Gun Safety and the Oregon State Budget.

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Veterans Day 2017

November 11, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

The League of Women Voters of Portland acknowledges the contributions of all of our armed services veterans who have dedicated their time to protecting our democracy.

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