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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Portland

The League of Women Voters of Portland is a nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government. Membership is open to all, men and women, who are interested in learning how the government operates and have a desire to make a difference.

The League of Women Voters of Portland is a nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government.  Membership is open to all, men and women, who are interested in learning how the government operates and have a desire to make a difference.

Barbara Fredericks Memorial Voter Forums

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* Water District Ballot Measure * City Council *
* County Commissioner * Metro President *

Monday, April 21

Central Library, US Bank Room 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

  • City Council Positions 2 & 3 – 2:00PM to 3:50PM
  • Water District Ballot Measure - 4:00PM to 4:30PM

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Friday, April 25

Multnomah County Building, Board Room 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 

  • County Commission Chair - 2:20PM to 3:30PM
  • County Commission Position 1 - 3:40PM to 4:10PM
  • County Commission Position 2 - 4:20PM to 5:20PM
  • Metro President - 5:30PM to 6:00PM

 

LWV Urges a No Vote on Water District Initiative

Vote No On Water District  Bull RunRead what LWV of Portland is saying about the Portland Water District Initiative! Oregonian Guest Editorial December 21, 2013

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Silent Auction

We invite you to share your services, creativity, skills, knowledge, or possessions in support of our League activities.   More information!

March 18 General Meeting

Education JobEducation and Workforce Development:
Partnerships for Success

Learn and discuss:  current workforce development programs in the Portland Public Schools; effectiveness and availability; employer partnerships; costs, today and tomorrow; the future: can programs replicate and innovate, teacher requirements

  • Who: Senator Michael Dembrow, Chair, Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Past Vice-Chair of House Committee on Education
  • Jeanne Yerkovich, Coordinator, Career Pathways and Regional Coordinator, Career & Technical Education for Portland Public Schools
  • Amy Henry, Counselor, Benson Polytechnic High School
  • Fred Kiga, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Vigor Industrial

 

The program was taped by MetroEast Media.  It is available for online viewing here.  

February General Meeting 

Agriculture: Growing and Managing Food

Oregon AgriculturePerspectives for Today and the Future

The February general meeting discussed agriculture and technology, natural resources, government; current research; methods and practices; sustainable agriculture

The speakers were:

  • David Ervin, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Management and Economics, PSU
  • Walter Powell, wheat farmer and Immediate Past President of the Oregon Wheat Growers League
  • Bill Hoyt, Fifth generation owner of the Hawley Ranch, Past President of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association and current Legislative Chair
  • Karla Chambers, Co-Owner of Stahlbush Island Farms, farmer and food processor

The program was taped by MetroEast Media.  It is available for online viewing here.  

December General Meeting

Government in Our Daily Lives:  Environment: Without Boundaries: Who's in Charge?

Speaker: Andrea Durbin, Executive Director, Oregon Environmental Council  (profile)

This meeting was not taped.

Portland Street CarNovember General Meeting

Transportation:  From Here to There; How and Who Pays

The November General Meeting addressed transportation. What do the intergovernmental arrangements for managing and funding our ground transportation system look like?  Who's the leader?  When and Why? Do these arrangements impede transportation problem solving?  What are the issues?  Ideas going forward?

Here are some resources to update your knowledge and understanding before the meeting.

The panelists were:

  • George Beard, Alliance Manager, Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships, PSU (profile)
  • Mark Frohnmayer, Oregon Transportation Commission, President Arcimoto Co. (profile)
  • Carlotta Collette, Metro Councilor, Chair of Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) (profile)
  • Tobias Read, Oregon State Representative, Chair of House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development (profile)

The program was taped by MetroEast Community Media and is available here for online viewing.

  

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