Contact Your Elected Officials

Our 2017-19 Directory of Elected Officials has just been updated.

If you want to write or phone your elected representatives – from the President to your local School Board – this is the tool you need. Just updated in October 2017, this includes some new names and contact information. Just 6 pages long, it’s easy to print or store on your computer. Click here to read or download a copy.

Promoting Civil Discourse – November 14

Join us for a conversation on free speech and civil discourse with Mat dos Santos (ACLU OR), Michael Mills (National Policy Consensus Center, PSU) and Wendy Willis, Executive Director of Kitchen Table Democracy and founder of Oregon’s Kitchen Table.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 14, 7-9 p.m., Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media for rebroadcast and online streaming at www.lwvpdx.org. Funding for the recording provided by the Multnomah Bar Foundation.

Photos:    Mat dos Santos, ACLU   Michael Mills,  by Steve Bonini   Wendy Willis, PSU

It’s time to improve Obamacare, not dismantle it

On October 13, League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the White House executive order to end health care subsidies in the Affordable Care Act:
“President Trump’s executive order to end health care subsidies for insurance companies will raise premiums and leave more Americans without meaningful health insurance. These subsidies were put in place deliberately to keep costs down for everyday Americans. Removing them now is a dangerous step toward unraveling a fragile system.
 
“President Trump is attempting to dismantle the American health care system piece by piece, in the same dangerous and under-the-table manner that the American people made clear to their Congressional leaders is unacceptable.
 
“We have said many times that the Affordable Care Act is not a perfect law. Congress should work to improve it. The White House should not undo the positive impacts this legislation has had for millions of Americans who previously could not afford health care coverage.”

Make your voice heard in the Oregon Legislature – View recordings

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 make your voice heard on important legislation.

Thanks to the Multnomah Bar Foundation, the program was recorded for future broadcast and online streaming by MetroEast Community Media. The recording is now available for online streaming. A shorter video with highlights from the program is also available.

View the recording of this program by clicking the arrow below.  More LWV News