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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ruling on Chernaik v Brown

  10/23/2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Rebecca Gladstone, President, LWVOR lwvor@lwvor.org, 503.581.5722, lwvor.org [Salem, Oregon] – The Oregon Supreme Court ruled yesterday, October 22, 2020, on the case of youth seeking climate protection, Chernaik v Brown. Judge Lynn Nakamoto affirmed a Court of Appeals 2019 decision, returning the case to an Oregon Circuit Court.…
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Bend Bulletin: Helt/Kropf forum filled with verbal attacks, despite agreement on many issues

10/15/2020 This article was originally published by the Bend Bulletin. By JACKSON HOGAN The Bulletin There were topics that Republican state Rep. Cheri Helt and the Democratic challenger for her legislative seat — Deschutes County deputy district attorney and Bend Park & Recreation District board member Jason Kropf — agreed on during a virtual forum…
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Herald and News: Measure 107: would create limits on campaign contributions

10/14/2020 This article was originally published on Herald and News. Measure 107 is packed with proposed new limitations on campaign contributions that would amend the Oregon Constitution. The measure, which will be on the ballot this November, would allow the Legislature, local government bodies and voters to create laws that would limit political campaign contributions…
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The Oregonian: Readers respond: You have a right to be heard

10/7/2020 This article was originally published on OregonLive. As the November election approaches, in the tense atmosphere of a national pandemic, wildfires and civic unrest, Oregon’s decades of experience with mail-in ballots and online voter registration mean we could equal or exceed the voter participation rates of previous elections. Just one question remains: will we?…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Our Elections Are Secure

10/05/2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Rebecca Gladstone, President, LWVOR lwvor@lwvor.org, 503.581.5722, lwvor.org [Salem, Oregon] –We urge all eligible voters in Oregon and across the country to vote confidently this fall. Remember we don’t support or oppose candidates or political parties. We want you to know: Vote by Mail is safe and convenient; Oregon voters…
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KTVZ: LWV offers ballot info for those displaced by fires, other circumstances

9/13/2020 This article was originally published by KTVZ. BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — If you have been displaced due to fires or other circumstances, here is the information you need to make sure you get a ballot and are able to vote in the Nov. 3 election, courtesy of the League of Women Voters. The easiest…
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Oregon Wildfires and Vote by Mail

9/11/2020, updated 9/17/2020   Our hearts go out to those affected by our devastating wildfires around much of Oregon. The League supports emergency preparedness. Keeping Oregonians safe is an immediate priority. League members are here to help with voting information. Check VOTE411.org for information on your ballots. Please see the links below for help. Please be safe,…
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Oregon Capital Insider: Redistricting commission plan stays off Oregon’s Nov. 3 ballot

9/3/2020 This article was originally published by Oregon Capital Insider. Oregon voters will not decide Nov. 3 if they want an independent commission to redraw legislative and congressional district lines after every 10-year census. That’s the apparent result of a decision released Tuesday by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Thursday,…
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OPB: Oregon redistricting measure blocked from November ballot by appeals court decision

9/2/2020 This article was originally published by OPB. Backers of an initiative aimed at ending political gerrymandering in Oregon lost their final legal attempt to win a spot on the November ballot. Laura Fosmire, a spokeswoman for Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno, confirmed Wednesday that the measure “will not appear on the ballot” as…
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Vote By Mail Best Practices in Oregon

8/21/2020   Oregon was the first full Vote by Mail (VBM) state so the current US Postal Service news deeply concerns us. See our current blog post about this. More states are scrambling to institute VBM, to protect voters from undue COVID exposure. We want to share information and hope it will help you. See…
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