Immigration Panel Discussion

Immigration: Welcomes, Walls, Sanctuaries, and Borders

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7 to 8:30 pm, Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne. Free and open to the public.


  • Polo Catalani, NWCommunities Counsel
  • Leland Baxter-Neal, ACLU of Oregon
  • Erin McKee, Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • Chanpone Sinlapasai, Marandas & Sinlapasai Immigration Law Office

The audience will be invited to reflect upon their own immigrant roots and stories, and the panelists will give an overview of the challenges that today’s immigrants face. The discussion will include information about the scope and scale of immigration in Oregon, economic impacts of immigration, and stories of community members who have made the transition from new immigrant to citizen.


Parking is available on the street. The Multnomah County Board Room at 501 SE Hawthorne is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar.

MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from We thank the Multnomah Bar Foundation and the Carol and Velma Saling Foundation for their grants to pay for these recordings.

The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public. Programs are designed to inform our community about relevant issues. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS DISCUSSION.


Click here to view recordings of earlier civic education panel discussions, with links to shorter “highlights” videos from those programs. The same page also shows the public events planned for 2019.

Your Vote is Important!

Did you vote? There were many important issues on the ballot for the November 6 election—affordable housing, taxes, clean energy, jobs, abortion, the influence of money in politics and how we treat immigrants. We also elected leaders for our national, state and local governments – the people who will represent you in the next two to four years.

The League offered voters lots of nonpartisan information about the 2018 General Election in Oregon.

Your vote can make a difference. Be a voter. Use our website to help you decide how you want to vote.

Información electoral no partidista para ayudarle con su voto

¡Sea un votante! Votar con la confianza de información confiable.

Su voto es importante. Lea esta guía, edición para el condado de Multnomah, preparado por La Liga de Mujeres Votantes. Allí se encuentra información no-partidaria sobre el pensamiento de los varios candidatos acerca de los intereses del votante. También, aclara las medidas de la papeleta con información no partidista sobre cada medida. Se puede obtener una copia del Guía del Votante en cualquier sucursal de la biblioteca del condado de Multnomah, en iglesias, en las oficinas del Red Latino, en las universidades del área, en los supermercados New Seasons, o en muchas otras tiendas. Haga clique abajo para leer en línea la Guía del Votante. Su voto puede hacer una diferencia.

Guía del Votante – Oregon

Guía del Votante – Multnomah