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Primary Election May 17, 2022

Printed & online voting guides to candidates & measures

The League of Women Voters has prepared reliable nonpartisan voting resources for the 2022 Primary Election.  Look on the May 17 Primary Election page for information about candidates on your ballot. Gresham voters will also find information on a ballot measure.

Haga clic aqui para leer en línea LA GUÍA DEL VOTANTE 2022.

FOR THE MAY 17 PRIMARY ELECTION, you can find:

The last day to register to vote or to change your party affiliation was Tuesday, April 26. Only voters registered as Republicans or Democrats can vote on the candidates running in their party’s primaries. All registered voters can vote on nonpartisan races in their election districts.

NOTE THAT CANDIDATES RUNNING AS MINOR PARTY OR NONALIGNED CANDIDATES FOR US SENATE, CONGRESS, OREGON GOVERNOR AND OREGON LEGISLATURE ARE NOT ON PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOTS. VOTERS WILL VOTE ON THEM IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.

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Climate on an International Scale: Notes from COP26

LWV of Portland Zoom Panel Discussion with LWV members who were at the 2021 UN Climate Conference

WATCH THE VIDEO by clicking below!

Here is the link to the podcast of this program.

MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: The UN’s Climate Conference—the “Conference of the Parties” or COP—is  the official meeting of member states who signed the UN’s climate treaty.  Every year, the parties to the treaty, including the U.S., meet and negotiate various aspects of the treaty.

Seven League of Women Voters members from around the U.S. attended the November 2021 Climate Conference in Glasgow. We heard from five of them on Wednesday, March 9.  The panelists discussed:

    • an Overview of COP26
    • Transparency
    • Indigenous Peoples
    • the Sustainability Innovation Forum, and
    • Finance
    • Gender and Climate

The panel included:

    • Robin Tokmakian, UN Observer for Climate Change for LWVUS; LWV of Portland member
    • Carol Parker, North San Diego LWV
    • Toni Monette, co-president of the Nebraska LWV
    • Ashley Raveche, LWV California
    • Cynthia Bell, Hudson Valley, NY LWV

MetroEast Community Media records Portland League programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from lwvpdx.org. Funding is provided by the Carol & Velma Saling Foundation.

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LWVPDX Podcasts!

Listen to LWVPDX panels, forums, and interviews while you exercise, commute, or relax with crafts or hobbies.

The Portland League is working with MetroEast Community Media to produce nonpartisan podcasts from our civic and voter education programs.

LWVPDX PODCASTS are now available on the most popular platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn. See all the platforms here. Our first three episodes are Teaching Civics with the Case Method, Immigration and Refugee Resettlementand Portland Charter Review – Presentation & Q&A. In March, our podcast will feature a review of the International Climate Conference in Glascow (COP26) by LWV members who were there.

Election Info will be on podcasts too!

For the 2022 Primary and General Elections, we will have podcasts of our candidate interviews and election forums. These are part of our effort to provide easy access to our nonpartisan voting information. Please listen and let us know how to improve these podcasts for you.

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Charter Review Commission Panel – Video & Podcast

Members of the Portland League have been following the work of the Charter Review Commission

Zoom webinar on Commission’s work

We invited the public to join us for the live Zoom presentation of this panel discussion on Wednesday evening February 9. If you missed the live program, you can watch the recording by clicking the arrow below.

Here is the link to the podcast of this program. You should soon be able to find it on your favorite app.

The panel for this presentation included:

      • Julia Meier, the Charter Commission Project Manager
      • Charter Commissioner Candace Avalos
      • Charter Commissioner Amira Streeter
      • Charter Commissioner Melanie Billings-Yun

During the first phase of the Commission’s work, the group has focused on two topics: form of government and city council elections. The League of Women Voters of Portland has been actively following the Commission’s work (Read more about our League’s advocacy to the Commission here.) During this webinar the panel answered questions from LWV members and the public.

MetroEast Community Media records Portland League programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from lwvpdx.org. Funding is provided by the Carol & Velma Saling Foundation. The schedule for replays of this program on community access channels is shown below.

Welcoming Nikki!

We have a new Office Manager!

Nikki Jardin

We are excited to introduce our new office manager, Nikki Jardin. She will be working in our office at 620 SW 5th Avenue from 9:00 to 2:00 on Mondays through Thursdays most weeks.

You can contact Nikki by emailing info@lwvpdx.org or calling our office at 503-228-1675.

Defending Democracy Series – Ranked Choice Voting

The LWV of Portland is cosponsoring a series of webinars organized by the Piedmont California League. We are one of eight League cosponsors from around the US. The February webinar in this Defending Democracy Series featured Rob Richie speaking on ranked choice voting. Portland LWV President Debbie Kaye introduced Richie, who is the President of FairVote.

You can view the recording of this webinar by clicking the arrow on the image below.