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ACTION NEEDED! – Avoid prison costs and invest in communities – Support HB 3087!

Action Alert  for  Safety and Justice  TO: LWVOR MEMBERS FROM: Norman Turrill, LWVOR President Re: HB 3078  on avoiding prison costs & investing in community programs The Partnership for Safety and Justice proposes 5 practices to reduce prison usage: -Realign drug and property crime laws for lower sentences -Keep parents with children in Family Alternatives -Expand […]

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ACTION ALERT! SB 557 Clean Energy Jobs (Cap & Trade) & SB 1007 “Climate Test” on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects

ACTION ALERT! SB 557 Clean Energy Jobs (Cap & Trade) & SB 1007 “Climate Test” on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects The Senate Environment & Natural Resource Committee Needs to hear League Voices Date:      April 11, 2017 To:          All League Members and Oregonians From:      Norman Turrill, LWVOR President ACTION NEEDED: SB 557, the Clean Energy Jobs […]

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Fix the Electoral College

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 […]

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ACTION NEEDED! – Keep the Elliott State Forest Public and Protected!

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 […]

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Civil Discourse and the League

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, […]

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LWVOR Board Takes Positions on Ballot Measures

The LWVOR Board Takes Positions on Ballot Measures During its last board meeting, the LWVOR board took the recommendations of the Action Committee and approved the following positions. Ballot Measure 94:  Support – The Oregon Elimination of Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Amendment, would eliminate the requirement that judges retire at the age of 70.  It would […]

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Citizens Initiative Review (CIR) on Ballot Measure 97

The League proudly supports the work of Healthy Democracy as it conducts the Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) on Ballot Measure 97 (Oregon Business Tax Increase), August 18-21, at Western Oregon University. Don’t forget to look for the CIR results in the upcoming Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet. You can also view the results here: http://healthydemocracy.org/ “The cornerstone of […]

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Support the Healthy Climate Bill & Clean Energy / Coal Transition Bill!

ACTION NEEDED: Contact your legislators and support Climate Change Portfolio Bills: Healthy Climate Bill (Cap & Invest) SB1574A and Clean Energy / Coal Transition Bill HB4036A. View LWVOR Testimony: HB4036A and SB1574A. Legislator contact information: www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html DEADLINE FOR ACTION: ASAP! The House could vote on HB4036A this Tuesday and then the Bill will most likely […]

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Contact your legislators and support SB 1533!

ACTION NEEDED:  Contact your legislators and support SB 1533 olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1533 Legislator contact information: www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html DEADLINE FOR ACTION:  ASAP! A Work Session will be in the Senate Human Services and Early Childhood Committee on Monday, February 8. If it passes this committee, then it will go on to the Senate floor and over to the House. Your […]

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Carbon Cap & Allocation Bill, a Feb 2016 follow up to 2015 HB3470 Climate Justice Bill

ACTION NEEDED: We urge a YES vote on 2016 Healthy Climate Senate Bill – Carbon Cap & Allocation Bill, a Feb 2016 follow up to 2015 HB3470 Climate Justice Bill. LWVOR supports Renew Oregon Coalition, organizing a major support campaign with Oregon businesses, organizations and individuals. (Read more about this bill below the Legislator Email Template) […]

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