Making Democracy Work

League of Women Voters statement on Charlottesville

August 13, 2017 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action

The League of Women Voters of Portland extends its sympathies to the families and victims of the acts of domestic terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, VA on August 12. The League denounces these violent acts of white supremacy and works with others to advance racial justice. We reaffirm the League’s belief in equal rights […]

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Newly Updated Multnomah County Directory of Elected Officials

July 2, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

Exercise your right to contact your elected representatives about the issues that affect you and your community. Our LWV Directory of Elected Officials has just been updated with contact information and links for the new school board members and special district officials elected in May 2017. View the complete updated DEO HERE!

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LWV Statement on Kobach Request for Voter Records

June 30, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

League Opposes Kobach Request for Voter Records On June 30,  League of Women Voters of the U.S. president Chris Carson released a statement on Kris Kobach’s request for every state’s voter records and the Elections Integrity Commission. “There is no justification for this giant fishing expedition. The Commission itself is a distraction from the real […]

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LWV Statement on Senate Health Care Bill

June 23, 2017 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action

On June 22, League of Women Voters of the U.S. president Chris Carson issued the following statement on the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” unveiled by Senate leadership: “The Better Care Reconciliation Act is even worse than the version we saw pass in the House of Representatives and is not worthy of this great nation. The […]

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Recognizing our Volunteers

June 7, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

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 […]

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