LWVUV March 2023

Women’s History Month

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley enjoyed a celebration of Women on Mar. 21, 2023 at the Roseburg Public Library in the Ford Room at 6PM to 7:30PM. We will learned more about “Women Who Tell Our Stories!”

Alice Lackey of the LWV Umpqua Valley shared with the group the stories of many women who have led the way and those who are now in the Oregon Legislature or serving in Congress. She also shared an American Women Quarter with each person present. The U.S. Mint is producing series of coins celebrating historical women from all walks of life. For more information visit, the U.S. Mint.

It is Women’s History Month for all of March and the 8th marks International Women’s Day. It’s a day to recognize important women across the world and the inequality they still face. Here in Oregon, a number of powerful women have helped shape the state into what it is today.

This year the theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories!”

1920 — 2020

We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. That’s been our vision since 1920, when the League of Women Voters was founded by leaders of the women’s suffrage movement. For 100 years, we have been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy.

FEBRUARY 14, 1920 – LWV Founded

The League was officially founded in Chicago in 1920, just six months before the 19th amendment was ratified and women won the vote. Formed by the suffragists of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the League began as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters.

August 26th 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being officially added to the US Constitution. The amendment removed sex as a reason to deny voting rights.


Our pilot project ‘Let’s Talk!’ weekly program begins on Friday, Mar. 3 and extends the Mar. 24. Five participants will meet via Zoom and discuss the topics listed on our webpage Let’s Talk.

Others interested in participating in such learning projects are encouraged to apply. Apply on the Let’s Talk webpage.

Here is a link to the recording of the Ukraine Zoom meeting held on 10/15/22: http://bit.ly/3ECM21M

We must take care of our democracy and help Ukraine get their’s back. Stop all war. It’s obsolete.

The video of the Public Forum held on Oct. 18th of the Douglas County Clerk, Dan Loomis, is available here. Mr. Loomis explains how the Nov. 8 election processes work here in Douglas County, Oregon.

General Election 2022 Candidate Interviews and Forum Links

General Election 2022 Candidate Forums were held in the month of October, mostly via Zoom. Check our webpage for links to the recordings.

Other forums in southern Oregon:

League of Women Voters of Curry County – Brookings, Gold Beach, Port Orford, and rural Curry County

League of Women Voters of Coos County –  Coos Bay, North Bend, Bandon, Coquille, Lakeside, Reedsport, Myrtle Point, Powers

League of Women Voters of Lane County – Eugene, Lane County

League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley – Medford, Ashland

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Women’s InEquality Day

August 26th

August 26, otherwise known as Women’s Equality Day, marks the anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment, which granted some women the right to vote. But now we have fewer rights than we’ve had in decades!
Nineteenth Amendment: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
We call on our lawmakers to:

1) Pass voting rights legislation
2) Add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution
3) Restore reproductive rights to all who experience pregnancy
Find your Legislators email addresses here: https://lwvuv.org/links/

Primary Election May 17, 2022
Official results are in!

Official certified results have been posted on the Secretary of State’s website and on the Douglas County Elections department website.

41.72% of registered voters in Douglas County voted in the Primary Election 2022.

Pre-primary information:

Mail in your ballot — plan on mailing it in a week before the election. Or drop it off at an Official Dropbox.

See more on our Voter information webpage.

Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Public Forum 4-26-22 Update

Here’s the link to the video recording of the forum.

Photos from the forum held on 4-26-22

Thank you for attending the Douglas County Commissioners Candidates Forum on April 26, 2022! ICYMI, here’s the Link to the recording of the forum.


Annual Spring Garden Tour 2022

Is Next Saturday, June 18th! Get your tickets and map to the six beautiful and unique gardens this week! Tickets are $15 per person, children with an adult are free. Ticket locations: Don’t miss all the artists and musicians in the gardens! There’s art and plants for sale, too! Artists! Musicians! Visit our webpage for…

Candidates Forum Tonight!

Douglas County Commissioner Candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions from the League and the audience. Douglas County Commissioners Candidates Public ForumDouglas County FairgroundsCascade West Building7PM – 8:30PM This is a Public Forum open to all. Please attend!Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valleylwvuv.org Meet the candidates! Figure out who to vote…

Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Show

The Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild will host the 37th Annual Quilt Show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Douglas Hall on the weekend of April 22-24, 2022. The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley is one of the sponsors. There are 250 quilt entries, including suffrage quilts. The League is honored to choose the…