Campaign Finance Reform Forums

Are you worried about the influence of BIG money on politics? The League is! Come weigh in on next steps for campaign finance reform in Oregon.

Representative Dan Rayfield, who helped lead the charge for campaign finance reform in the 2019 Legislature, is hosting a series of forums around Oregon.

PORTLAND AREA FORUMS

  • Tuesday, September 10th, from 7:00-8:30pm
  • Clackamas Community College, Harmony Community Room–7738 SE Harmony Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97222;
  • OR Wednesday, September 11th, from 6:00-7:45pm
  • Midland Library –805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97233

What will be covered

Each forum will include:

  • a 20-minute presentation on the history and politics of campaign finance reform in Oregon
  • a 20-minute discussion of the recently passed campaign finance reform legislation
  • a 40-minute community discussion on various campaign finance limit goals and proposals

Oregon is one of five states without campaign contribution limits.

“We believe this statewide tour will help drive a local conversation about campaign finance reform and keep pressure on the legislature to pass a campaign contribution limits,” said Rebecca Gladstone, President of the League of Women Voters of Oregon.

We made real progress on campaign finance reform during the session, but it’s not enough,” said Rayfield.“We need to do more in 2020 and I want to hear directly from Oregonians on what they want their campaign finance system to look like.”

see what the League is doing

The League of Women Voters of Portland and the Oregon LWV have filed a “Friend of the Court” brief in the Oregon Supreme Court. It supports the campaign contribution limits passed by voters in Multnomah County. See our earlier post here.

More Events

See the list of Upcoming Events in our sidebar to the right.

  • August 26 on the Portland Police Association contract
  • September 16 on Innovations in Education

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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.

October: Voter Service Forum

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Monday, October 10, 7-9PM (doors open at 6:30)
Multnomah County Building Board Room
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

LWV of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures.  We will hear what advocates on both sides are saying about these measures. Our co-sponsors are NAACP and The Links. The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media for rebroadcast and online streaming.  Watch here for rebroadcast schedule and online streaming availability.

Portland Affordable Housing Bond (26-179)
Multnomah County Appointed Sheriff (26-183)
Multnomah County Campaign Finance Reforms (26-184)

 

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Free and Open to the Public

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