Recognizing our Volunteers

As a volunteer organization, we are very grateful for the thousands of hours more than 100 Portland League members contribute to promoting civic engagement in our county.


On June 6, we presented our 2016-17 Volunteer of the Year award to Art Wilson for his outstanding work managing the distribution of the printed editions of the LWVPDX nonpartisan Voters’ Guide for the 2016 Primary and General Elections and the May 2017 Special Election.

Read more about Art’s accomplishments

“Volunteering is the ultimate experience in democracy. You vote in elections, but when you volunteer, you vote every day for the kind of community you want to live in.” (unknown author)

Statement on Climate Agreement

The League of Women Voters of the U.S. president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement:

“Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction for the health of the planet and all living beings. President Trump’s decision today will undermine global cooperation and have a harmful impact on U.S. relations with our most trusted world allies. The long-term effects of this decision will make more people sick, especially children and the elderly. The League of Women Voters is gravely disappointed to see the United States on the wrong side of history in the fight to protect our planet.”

Read the LWVUS Climate Fact Sheet

The LWV of Portland mourns for the men killed and injured, and the two women they were trying to defend, all of whom were victims in a racially driven brutal attack May 26 on Portland’s public transit system. We extend our deepest sympathy to the victims’ families and the survivors.

The League denounces the violence of this attack. We reaffirm the League’s support of equal rights for all and the importance of speaking out against hate and violence.