Current volunteer opportunities for members.
The League of Women Voters of Portland offers wonderful educational service to voters to help them prepare for November 2012 voting. Consider helping us in this very important work.
Registration We are registering voters at a number of events before the October 16th deadline. If you would like to help, contact Janine Settelmeyer.
Speakers Bureau We offer volunteer speakers who explain the upcoming local and state ballot measures to small audiences at their local organizations. Please consider offering your time to help by researching the issues (read the news and summarize according to the recommended template); offer to speak (you'll have help preparing); do some of the word processing required (all necessary information provided); help a speaker to prepare (including providing handouts available at the LWV office). Speaking engagements will be scheduled for October. To help out, please contact Tia Wulff.
Each month, one or two LWV representatives attend the Naturalization ceremonies at the Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse. Along with volunteers from the City Club and the Democratic and Republican parties, League members distribute LWV flyers to the new citizens and assist them in filling out voter registration applications. We also welcome them on behalf of the League, encouraging them to use our publications and websites to become informed and engaged voters.
An average of 150-160 new citizens are naturalized at these ceremonies each month, and of those 120-130 choose to become registered voters. League members are entrusted with registration cards and deliver them to the county Elections Division. Around a dozen League members take turns attending these ceremonies, performing a valuable and fulfilling service.
If you are interested in volunteering for this important service, contact the office or Janine Settelmeyer.
If you have a digital camera and are attending a League event, snap a few pictures and send them to the office for possible inclusion on the website or in the newsletter. If you have any questions, contact Kathleen Hersh.