Making Democracy Work

Make your voice heard in the Oregon Legislature – View recordings

September 22, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Videos of Forums

Our October 10 event, open to the public, offered practical advice on effectively making your case in Salem. Panelists included a state legislator, a LWV lobbyist, and a citizen who successfully lobbied for mothers’ rights – all speaking about what works to persuade legislators. Listen to the recordings of this discussion to learn how to […]

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Gun Safety Info to Know

September 22, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Resources

See “Highlights” from our March 2017 Gun Safety program: short clips of experts’ talks on Oregon gun violence data, 2nd Amendment rights, responsible gun ownership, and proposed safety laws. Highlights videos are supported by the Multnomah Bar Foundation and MetroEast Community Media.

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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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Tell the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to Support Voters and Democracy

September 12, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Take Action

The freedom to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. Protecting our voting rights is part of the mission of the League of Women Voters. Politicians should not be putting up barriers that prevent people from voting, purging eligible registered voters and collecting their personal information. The Commission on Election Integrity met on September 12 […]

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