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ACTION ALERT! Speak Up for Clean Air

Date: Nov. 7, 2017 To: All League Members and Oregonians From: Norman Turrill, LWVOR President; Marilyn Koenitzer, LWVOR Air Quality Portfolio League of Women Voters of Oregon ACTION ALERT! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Speak Up for Clean Air Since 1968, LWVOR has been a voice on behalf of air quality “…in support of Adequate standards […]

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ACTION ALERT! Support Clean Energy Jobs

To:      All League Members and Oregonians From: Norman Turrill, LWVOR President;             Claudia Keith, LWVOR Climate Change Portfolio   Help Clean Energy Jobs (CEJ) Climate Change Legislation over the finish line in 2018. The legislation would establish a program which will cap climate pollution, price all qualified greenhouse […]

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For Immediate Release: League files Amicus Curiae Brief in Federal Climate Case

League files Amicus Curiae Brief in Federal Climate Case The League of Women Voters stands with the Children in Federal Court to address Climate Change FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2017 Contact: Norman Turrill, President, LWV of Oregon, n.turrill@lwvor.org, 503-807-4863 Washington, DC and Eugene, Oregon – Today the League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) […]

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ACTION ALERT: FINAL PUSH FOR NPV

ATTENTION! Update on LWVOR Action Alert for National Popular Vote (NPV) NPV is finally getting a hearing in the Senate! Since yesterday’s Action Alert was issued, the Senate Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing on the two main NPV bills, HB 2927 and SB 825. It will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 pm, […]

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ACTION NEEDED! – STOP SB 432

Date: June 28, 2017 To: All League Members and Oregonians From: Norman Turrill, LWVOR President; Peggy Lynch, LWVOR Natural Resource Coordinator In 1973, Oregonians chose to protect our agricultural industry while supporting livable communities, clean air, clean water and homes for our fish and wildlife. Today those values are in jeopardy. SB 432 was pre-session […]

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June 6th Oregon Can’t Wait Rally

Join the June 6th Oregon Can’t Wait Rally for Revenue in Salem! Join Oregonians from all around the state who will attend the Oregon Can’t Wait Rally for Revenue, June 6.  Registration is now closed but you can still attend. Details below: Date: Tuesday, June 6 Time: 12-1 Place: Oregon State Capitol, Salem The LWVOR is NOT […]

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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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