Category Archives: LWV in Action

It’s time to improve Obamacare, not dismantle it

October 13, 2017 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action, News

On October 13, League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the White House executive order to end health care subsidies in the Affordable Care Act: “President Trump’s executive order to end health care subsidies for insurance companies will raise premiums and leave more Americans without meaningful health insurance. […]

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LWV Oregon Stands with Children to Address Climate Change

September 8, 2017 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action, News

On September 6, the League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) joined the League of Women Voters United States (LWVUS) to file an Amicus Curiae Brief in Federal Court in the case of Juliana v. U.S. The press release from LWVOR states, “The Leagues support the 21 young people from across the United States who […]

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League of Women Voters statement on Charlottesville

August 13, 2017 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action

The League of Women Voters of Portland extends its sympathies to the families and victims of the acts of domestic terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, VA on August 12. The League denounces these violent acts of white supremacy and works with others to advance racial justice. We reaffirm the League’s belief in equal rights […]

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LWV Statement on Senate Health Care Bill

June 23, 2017 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action

On June 22, League of Women Voters of the U.S. president Chris Carson issued the following statement on the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” unveiled by Senate leadership: “The Better Care Reconciliation Act is even worse than the version we saw pass in the House of Representatives and is not worthy of this great nation. The […]

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Statement on Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action

The League of Women Voters of the U.S. president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement: “Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction for the health of the planet and all living beings. President […]

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