Our 2017-2019 Directory of Elected Officials is now live.
Tuesday, March 14th, 7 to 8:45PM
Multnomah County Board Room
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Learn about the issues and discuss with a panel–including public health experts, lawyers, and advocates
- the statistics for Portland and Oregon
- laws, bills and constitutional provisions
- proposals to protect people’s safety and rights
The program is free and open to the public
The State’s Role in Changing Times
The February Civic Education Meeting was taped by MetroEast Community Media for re-broadcast and online viewing. The re-broadcast schedule is:
29 37 2/17 Friday 6:00PM
21 32 2/21 Tuesday 4:00PM
29 37 2/23 Thursday 12:00PM
21 32 2/25 Saturday 2:00PM
For more information about replays please contact the Playback Department at MetroEast Community Media ext. 332 or visit metroeast.org
Post-secondary Education Study Update 2016
In 2013, League of Women Voters of Oregon members voted at convention to study and update their state position on higher education. The scope of the study was to include review of our Public Post-secondary Education position, examining the role of the state and its public educational institutions in meeting the goals and challenges of post-secondary education in the 21st century. Downloadable study files at the links below.
Executive Summary (PDF, 4 pages)
Consensus Questions for Local Leagues (PDF 7 pages)
Links to Recent Articles Related to the Study (PDF 1 page)
The next Supreme Court nominee, whom President Trump will nominate this week, will play a major role in the course for American democracy over the coming decades. That may seem like an exaggeration, but the Supreme Court is currently divided four to four on most major issues. The incoming justice will ultimately be the deciding vote on crucial issues that shape the direction of our country.
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s immigration ban:
“The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants.
The League supports cities, towns, counties and states that make a decision not to cooperate with federal deportation and enforcement actions that include non-criminal undocumented immigrants. Moreover, the Trump Administration’s orders are of dubious legality.
It is simply wrong, and a perversion of the American system of justice, for the Executive Branch to refuse to obey federal court orders.
The LWV is opposed to discrimination, including discrimination in immigration, based on religion. The Trump Administration’s orders appear to be targeted at Muslims and immigrants from majority-Muslims nations.”