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Primary Election Video Voters’ Guide!

April 19, 2018 / Margaret Noel / News

  Watch interviews of candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon State Senate and Oregon State House of Representatives. U.S. Congress, Representative District 3 – Marc Koller U.S. Congress, Representative District 3 – Ben Lavine Oregon State Senate District 24 – Shemia Fagan Oregon State Senate District 24 – Kayse Jama Oregon State […]

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Nonpartisan Information for Voting in the Primary!

April 19, 2018 / Margaret Noel / News, Resources

The League of Women Voters 2018 Primary Election Multnomah County Voters’ Guide, with the LWV of Oregon Voters’ Guide enclosed, is now available at the Multnomah County Elections Office and Multnomah County libraries. Together, the Multnomah County and Oregon LWV Guides include information on all the candidates and ballot measures that will be on ballots […]

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Watch candidates’ opening & closing statements

April 17, 2018 / Margaret Noel / Events, Videos of Forums

Short on time? Learn quickly about the candidates in the May 15 Primary by watching just their opening and closing statements. Then to learn more, watch the complete candidate forum for each office and hear the candidates’ answers to questions about the issues they would confront if elected. Please also take a look at how […]

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Watch the Metro President Candidate Interview

April 12, 2018 / Margaret Noel / Events, Videos of Forums

Get to know Lynn Peterson, candidate for Metro President. Ms. Peterson’s opponent, Michael Langley, had accepted the LWV of Portland’s invitation to participate in this forum, but did not notify us that he could not attend. Therefore we used the time to interview Ms. Peterson. You can find information about Mr. Langley in the League’s […]

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Watch the Video on Reducing Portland’ Carbon Footprint

March 14, 2018 / Margaret Noel / Take Action, Videos of Forums

How can we as a city, as individuals and as businesses help solve the problem of climate change and significantly reduce our carbon emissions? The panel discussion hosted by the League of Women Voters of Portland on March 13 addresses these questions. Here are some answers from Michele Crim of the Portland Bureau of Planning […]

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Promoting Civil Discourse – Video Highlights

February 24, 2018 / Margaret Noel / News, Videos of Forums

How can we work together to solve community problems as our society becomes increasingly polarized? This 19-minute video has highlights from a League of Women Voters panel discussion about the problems of finding common ground and how to overcome them. This is one of several Highlights videos from our recorded programs on important community issues. […]

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Improving Gun Safety – Video Highlights

February 17, 2018 / Margaret Noel / LWV in Action, Videos of Forums

Gun violence is a tragedy in our country. How can we make our homes, schools and communities safer?  In March 2017, the Portland League presented a panel discussion about gun safety. Click below for highlights of what the speakers said about preventing gun deaths in Oregon and constitutional gun safety laws we can adopt. Improving […]

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Voices of the Houseless – Video

February 15, 2018 / Margaret Noel / Videos of Forums

Watch the LWV of Portland panel discussion with four speakers who have experienced homelessness. The panel members talk about what it was like to be without shelter, how they found solutions for themselves, and what they think can be done to help others who are homeless. The speakers are Damian Blakley, an artist, photographer and […]

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Just Updated: Our Directory of Elected Officials!

February 14, 2018 / Margaret Noel / News

Here’s the easy tool you need to contact your elected representatives. Complete information for contacting all of them from President Trump to your School Board or Soil and Water Conservation District. Call or write the officials who serve you and tell them your ideas and needs. The League’s DEO is easy to print or save […]

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