Register to Vote in the Primary by April 24

 

To vote in the May 15, 2018 Primary Election, you must be registered by Tuesday, April 24. If you have not registered to vote in Oregon before, you can register online by clicking here. You can use the same link to view, check or update your voter registration information. For more information on registering to vote, click here.

Watch the Video on Reducing Portland’ Carbon Footprint

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 and Sustainability, Nancy Hamilton of the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate and Liz Zavodsky of the Northwest Earth Institute. Click below to watch a video of the forum. See more about our current work.

“Highlights” Video: Lobbying the Legislature

Be prepared to let legislators know what you want in the upcoming legislative session. An 18-minute summary on how to make your voice heard and influence legislation in Oregon. Tips on meeting with legislators, submitting testimony and lobbying for legislation on the issues you care about. Other “Highlights” videos are available on Gun Safety and the Oregon State BudgetMore LWV News

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.

Tell the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to Support Voters and Democracy

The freedom to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. Protecting our voting rights is part of the mission of the League of Women Voters. Politicians should not be putting up barriers that prevent people from voting, purging eligible registered voters and collecting their personal information.

The Commission on Election Integrity met on September 12 in New Hampshire. Reports about the meeting from NH TV stations can be found here and here
Please help us encourage commission members to make voting easier, not more difficult. They should be protecting, not suppressing, the votes of Americans and building trust in our democratic process.
Public comments may be submitted at any time prior to the submission of the Commission’s final report. To submit a comment for future meetings of the Commission, please visit Regulations.gov and click the Comment Now button on the top right portion of the screen. For more information, see lwv.org.