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The League of Women Voters® of Oregon (LWVOR) is a grassroots, nonpartisan political non-profit organization that encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide. LWVOR’s purposes are to influence public policy through education and advocacy, and to provide support for League members and the League organization.
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The system of electing the President needs changing: Five out of our 45 Presidents have come into office without receiving the most popular votes nationwide. Oregon was one of the numerous states that were totally ignored in the 2016, 2012, 2008, and 2004 general-election campaigns. Please email your Oregon legislators and urge them to pass […]Read More
Ask the State Land Board not to sell off the Elliott State Forest! This Tuesday, the Department of State Lands will decide whether to proceed with the sale of our first State Forest, the Elliott State Forest. Tell them no! The State Land Board agenda for February 14th pushes for privatization: “The Department will initiate […]Read More
Civil Discourse We believe Civil Discourse is a timely topic after our 2016 elections. We advocate for more respectful communication among citizens and elected officials at all government levels. The League has always promoted civility in government. We have work to do, given today’s extremely polarized politics. Willamette Weekly cites the Southern Poverty Law Center, […]Read More
Day at the Legislature 2017