Category Archives: News

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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Newly Updated Multnomah County Directory of Elected Officials

July 2, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

Exercise your right to contact your elected representatives about the issues that affect you and your community. Our LWV Directory of Elected Officials has just been updated with contact information and links for the new school board members and special district officials elected in May 2017. View the complete updated DEO HERE! Please follow and […]

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LWV Statement on Kobach Request for Voter Records

June 30, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

League Opposes Kobach Request for Voter Records On June 30,  League of Women Voters of the U.S. president Chris Carson released a statement on Kris Kobach’s request for every state’s voter records and the Elections Integrity Commission. “There is no justification for this giant fishing expedition. The Commission itself is a distraction from the real […]

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Recognizing our Volunteers

June 7, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

As a volunteer organization, we are very grateful for the thousands of hours more than 100 Portland League members contribute to promoting civic engagement in our county. On June 6, we presented our 2016-17 Volunteer of the Year award to Art Wilson for his outstanding work managing the distribution of the printed editions of the […]

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May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017 / Margaret Noel / News

The LWV of Portland mourns for the men killed and injured, and the two women they were trying to defend, all of whom were victims in a racially driven brutal attack May 26 on Portland’s public transit system. We extend our deepest sympathy to the victims’ families and the survivors. The League denounces the violence […]

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