Ballot Measure 101 – Election Forum January 9

COMING SOON:  the video recording of the League of Women Voters of Portland election forum on Ballet Measure 101. A shorter Highlights version will follow the full-length recording of the entire forum.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 7 to 8 p.m.,

Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Free and open to the public.

The panel will include a speaker to present the factual information on the ballot measure (Peter Graven, OHSU), a speaker for the Yes Campaign (Rachel Solotaroff, CEO of Central City Concern) and a speaker for the No Campaign (Lindsay Berschauer, Oregonians Against More Healthcare Taxes).

Parking is available on the street. Multnomah County Building is easily accessed by public transportation. Trimet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 and the Portland Streetcar.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Ballot Measure 101.  Measure 101 is a Veto Referendum to repeal parts of the bill (HB2391) passed by the 2017 Legislature to provide funding for health care for low-income Oregonians, through a temporary assessment on insurers and some hospitals.

  •       A YES vote retains the funding and the federal matching funds.
  •       A NO vote removes the funding provisions in the bill.


Important dates for this Oregon Special Election:

  • December 27, 2017 – Voters’ Pamphlet mailed by Secretary of State
  • January 2, 2018 – Voter Registration deadline
  • January 3, 2018 – Ballots Mailed
  • January 23, 2018 – Special Election Day


The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media. It will be available for viewing online via this website and YouTube, as well as on the LWVOR website –

A LWV of Portland speaker on Ballot Measure 101 can be scheduled by sending a request to The LWVOR online Voters’ Guide for Ballot Measure 101 is available here.


“Portland’s Pressing Problems” January 16 Media Luncheon

Join us for our Annual Media Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious luncheon and hear a panel discussion on how to address and overcome Portland’s challenging problems.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St.

Speakers: Israel Bayer, Executive Director, Street Roots, Anna Griffin, News Director, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Moderator James Ofsink.  

Luncheon $30/person with a choice of entrée:

  • Chicken Marsala (gluten free)
    • Pan-fried Chicken Breast, Mushroom Marsala Sauce, Risotto, Roasted Broccolini
  • Eggplant Osso Buco (vegan, gluten free)
    • Tomato Braised Eggplant & Leek, Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrot & Onion

Salad, rolls, dessert (Cranberry Pear Crisp), coffee or tea, gratuity and parking are included. (Special dietary needs usually can be accommodated.)

Reservations due by January 8; no cancellations after January 9. Please pay ahead and avoid the line at registration. Email, call 503-228-1675 and send a check to LWV of Portland, PO Box 3491, Portland OR 97208-3491. OR reserve your place and pay ahead online now here.