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Help Us Ban Assault Weapons in Oregon

Dear League members, This is an urgent reminder that your help is needed to make Oregon the 8th state to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. The go-ahead for signature-gathering for IP 43 may happen by the end of this week! That means we’ll have only a few days to collect over 88,000 signatures…
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ACTION ALERT! How You Can Help With IP 43 (To Regulate Sales of Assault Weapons in Oregon)

Dear Oregon League members, WHAT’S HAPPENING ON IP 43?   Initiative Petition #43 (IP 43), which would regulate the future sale or transfer of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in Oregon, was filed for the November 2018 Election by a group of Portland clergy members in reaction to the Parkland shooting. A large coalition of…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bill Bradbury to deliver keynote in Gold Beach, Oregon

Watershed Moments: Climate and Salmon Saturday, May 5th at 7:15 p.m. Event Center on the Beach @ Curry County Fair, 29392 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach, OR 97444 The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) is holding a Council in Gold Beach, Oregon from May 4th-6th, 2018. The theme is Watershed Moments. All members will…
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League of Women Voters of Oregon supports students in National Walkout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 Salem, Oregon – League of Women Voters of Oregon supports students in National Walkout Many students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies will take part in a National School Walkout on March 14, 2018 as a response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. The event will…
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Leagues Support the Kids; Mandamus denied – The Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet heads to court!

The 9th Circuit panel denied without prejudice a petition for a writ of mandamus in which federal defendants sought an order directing the district court to dismiss a case seeking various environmental remedies. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2018 Contact: Norman Turrill, President, LWV of Oregon, n.turrill@lwvor.org, 503-807-4863 San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Eugene, Oregon…
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ACTION ALERT! SUPPORT SB 1528 B

Date: February 27, 2018 To: All League Members and Oregonians From: Norman Turrill, LWVOR President Chris Vogel, LWVOR Tax and Revenue Coordinator Urge your Representative to disconnect Oregon from the pass-through business deduction included in the new federal tax legislation. The Senate took action to disconnect from the federal tax code sections regarding the costly…
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ACTION ALERT!  Support Clean Energy Jobs

Date:   February 23, 2018 To:       All League Members and Oregonians From:  Norman Turrill, LWVOR President Claudia Keith, LWVOR Climate Change Portfolio Support Clean Energy Jobs (CEJ) HB 4001 & SB 1507 Climate Policy Legislation in 2018. This legislation will establish a program to cap climate pollution, price all qualified greenhouse gas emissions under the cap,…
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ACTION ALERT! Support Amended National Popular Vote Bill

Date:   February 19, 2018 To:       All League Members and Oregonians From:   Norman Turrill, LWVOR President Marge Easley, LWVOR National Popular Vote Portfolio   URGENT ACTION NEEDED Contact your state senator immediately to support amended National Popular Vote bill. The League has just learned that Senate President Courtney has decided to allow a clean version (without a…
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ACTION ALERT!  Support Clean Energy Jobs

Date:   February 5, 2018 To:       All League Members and Oregonians From:   Norman Turrill, LWVOR President Claudia Keith, LWVOR Climate Change Portfolio Support Clean Energy Jobs (CEJ) HB 4001 & SB 1507 Climate Policy Legislation in 2018. The legislation would establish a program which will cap climate pollution, price all qualified greenhouse gas emissions under the…
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ACTION ALERT: National Popular Vote Referral Bill – OPPOSE!

ACTION ALERT: National Popular Vote Referral Bill – OPPOSE! Date: Feb. 2, 2018 To: All League Members From: Norman Turrill, LWVOR President; Marge Easley, LWVOR National Popular Vote Portfolio A National Popular Vote Referral Bill (SB 1512) will have a hearing and work session in the Senate Rules Committee vote on Tuesday, February 6, 3:00…
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