We’ve updated our Directory of Elected Officials, with information from the results of the May 2021 election. Read it by clicking here. You’ll find information about how to contact all the elected representatives who serve people in our area. There are websites, emails, or phone numbers for everyone from President Biden to the directors of the Fire Districts.
When you have a concern about government, you can use this contact info to ask questions or express your opinion. The Directory also has information about political parties and voter registration. Finally, if you need more details about area governments, check out the Contact Elected Officials page of this website.
on June 22, Senator Schumer asked for a vote on S1, the For the People Act. Even though Republican senators filibustered it, supporters can try again. We need to persuade the Republicans that debating and voting on this bill will benefit them too. All Americans will benefit from passage of the For the People Act. It gives all eligible voters the freedom to vote easily, securely and according to their values. It helps all political parties, and also voters who do not belong to any party. Making voting accessible to all eligible voters is not a partisan value; it is an American value.
We want a government that works for all of us—that gives us all a say and puts our needs ahead of special interests. The #ForThePeople Act is a sweeping reform package that addresses everything from voting rights, to campaign finance reform, to redistricting. The House of Representatives has passed this bill. Demand that the Senate also makes a bold show of support for our democracy and the #ForThePeopleAct. Call 202-224-3121.
Ask your Friends and family To contact their senators too, by calling 202-224-3121 or with the direct number. (See below)
If you have friends and family members in Oregon, please ask them to contact Senators Wyden and Merkley too.
If they live in other states, please ask them to call or email their senators. They can find their senators on this US Senate website: https://www.senate.gov/senators/
On May 19, the League of Women Voters of Portland held our Annual Membership Business Meeting. Our job was to elect our 2021-22 Board of Directors, approve a budget and prepare for the year ahead. For fun, we envisioned the meeting as a cruise on the LWV Member-Ship of Opportunity. A few board members – all fully vaccinated – dressed as a crew of sailors. This crew steered the ship from our new office “wheelhouse.” Our passengers participated by Zoom. During the “cruise,” we accomplished a lot and enjoyed the adventure. For more information about the work we did, see this webpage.
A quick review of the past year
At the beginning of the “cruise,” we played a video created by another one of our board members. Although she is not pictured above, Audrey has helped us in many ways this past year. This one-minute video is a very quick overview of highlights of our 2020-21 year.
Watch the Video of the Forum with Candidates for the Portland School Board.
Click on the arrow below to hear school board candidates answer questions about district issues and why they are running.
Note that the timer is shown on wide shots, along with the moderator and the seven candidates. In order to assure that each candidate had a fair and equal chance to explain their views, we timed their answers. We asked them to stick to the time limits.
For voters who preferred to watch this video on public access TV, here was the schedule of replays: