On June 11, the League of Women Voters participated as a Special Entry in the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade . League members from Portland and Clackamas County and friends were celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote. They dressed in white – the color worn by women suffragists more than a century ago – and wore “Votes for Women” sashes. Since its founding, the League of Women Voters has worked to promote democracy and improve governmental policies. Information on this website demonstrates the many ways the League continues to support voters and advocate for better policies. 2022 is also the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters.
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Redistricting Forum – Preventing Gerrymandering
LWV of Oregon Redistricting Forum
Our Redistricting Forum was held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
See http://redistrictingmatters.org for more information about redistricting in Oregon. The 2020 U.S census is coming and so is the 2021 redistricting process. At the forum we learned about problems in our redistricting process now and proposals for fixing them.
We heard about our current process, how it affects elections in Oregon, and what reform could look like. We learned about a new way to allow voters to elect representatives who truly represent the will of the people in their district.
What Kind of REform Do we need?
The League wants to put the process of redistricting back into the hands of voters. We believe voters should be choosing their representatives—not representatives choosing their voters. We can do this by amending the Oregon Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission.
Guest Speaker: Candalynn Johnson, LWV of Oregon Redistricting Reform Campaign Coordinator, will talk about why the League supports reform.
For questions about the forum please contact Candalynn Johnson, at Candalynn@lwvor.org. You may also visit the redistricting reform website at: www.redistrictingmatters.org.