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Portland LWV Advocates for Public Involvement in Police Oversight

August 25, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

On August 24, LWVPDX Action Chair Debbie Aiona testified before the Portland City Council on the proposed Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP). She expressed appreciation for the steps being taken to involve the public in the selection of PCCEP members, while also strongly recommending that all PCCEP meetings be open to the public. Read […]

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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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Congress should improve, not repeal, Obamacare

September 13, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

Senate Republicans introduced yet another health care bill on September 13 in a final effort to repeal Obamacare by using a special budget procedure to advance the legislation with a simple majority by the end of September. League of Women Voters of the U.S. president Chris Carson issued the following statement: “This last-ditch effort to repeal the […]

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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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The Impact of Oregon Fires

September 6, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

We are saddened by the effects of the Columbia Gorge fires and other Oregon wildfires on our environment and on Oregonians. Our hearts go out to those who have had their lives disrupted; have lost property, cherished places or animals; or have experienced the fear and anxiety caused by these disasters. We also want to […]

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LWV Deplores Plan to End DACA

September 5, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

On September 5, the Trump administration announced their intention to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, leaving the fate of 800,000 immigrants in jeopardy. League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement: “This administration’s decision to rescind the ‘Dreamers’ program is shameful and does not serve national interest.  As a country […]

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