Promoting Civil Discourse – Video

How can we create civil discourse as we exercise our constitutional First Amendment rights? How can we find common ground and solve problems together in times of great polarization? View the recording of a discussion with Mat dos Santos (ACLU of Oregon), Michael Mills (Oregon Solutions), and Wendy Willis (Kitchen Table Democracy). This recording will also be broadcast on Comcast channel 21 and Frontier channel 32 (11/23 @ 12 pm, 11/25 @ 5 pm, 11/27 @ 2 pm) and on Comcast channel 29 and Frontier channel 37 (11/26 @ 1 pm).

“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

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

Sept. 12 Civic Education Event YouTube Video Available Now

Back to the Future – Revisiting Oregon’s Budget


The League of Women Voters of Portland’s kick-off Civic Education Program for 2017-18 was a panel discussion on how Oregon will move forward in the current fiscal environment. Panelists were Senator Michael Dembrow from the Oregon Legislature and Jeremy Rogers, Vice President of the Oregon Business Council. The original event was held on Tuesday, September 12, 7 – 9 pm, at the Multnomah County Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

MetroEast Community Media will rebroadcast this event and it will be available for online streaming at

Watch a Replay of this Forum

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