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Black Lives Matter

League members are keenly aware of the inexcusable treatment of Black and Latino people, and LGBTQ for the past 150 years and even longer.

We believe in the mission to make it right, make lives better, and not full of fear. While we have a national discussion of what should take place to improve lives and eliminate police violence, let us have open discourse with each other and not jump to conclusions. Let the goal be Freedom, Prosperity, and Happiness for All! Let Freedom Ring!

Yesterday Roseburg residents came together to celebrate our diversity, but more to call out the mistreatment of American citizens over years of cruelty. We support Black Lives Matter! We must learn more about the past those of color have had to endure just to live in the United States.

Some photos from yesterday’s Candlelight Vigil at the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg, Oregon ~

Thank you to the organizers of yesterday’s rally.

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Stand Firm

The League of Women Voters across the nation stands with families who have lost someone to police violence and protesters, in our states, our nation and around the world. Yet another unlawful death of a Black person is horrifying. As human beings we must all recognize the ongoing atrocity and continue to be anti-racist. We must listen to friends of color and learn more about our country’s systemic racism.

Please make it a priority to vote in November!  

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The League Grieves with the Nation

5/29/2020

WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement in reference to the murder of George Floyd: 

“The League of Women Voters grieves the murders of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives that have been tragically taken at the hands of rogue law enforcement officers who are rarely held fully accountable for their actions. 

“We also mourn those who have lost their lives or been harmed, mentally or physically, as a result of America’s pervasive culture of anti-blackness. The systems of oppression that have perpetuated the myth of white supremacy in our country must be dismantled if we are ever to become the nation we pledge to be—indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

“As an organization whose mission is to empower voters and defend democracy, we stand in solidarity with all Black communities. The League shall do so not only by speaking out against racism in all forms, but by doing the work required of us to be anti-racist. We are committed to listening to and amplifying Black voices, and educating ourselves and our children on the historic and ongoing systemic racism that plagues this country.

“The League acknowledges, painfully, that America is a nation founded on racism. Therefore, all who live in this country must contribute to and participate in organizations actively working to achieve full liberation and inclusive freedom. We must all advocate for anti-racist policies at every level of government.

“We join the League of Women Voters of Minnesota in calling on law enforcement officials to provide transparency during this investigation, and to seek justice for George Floyd, his family, and his community.

“Finally, we echo the call of our partners at the NAACP: we must all vote in November – the road to change lies at the ballot box.”

Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney@lwv.org

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Election Results

“Unofficial final results” including PCPs for Douglas County, Oregon, Primary Election 2020.

Primary Election results for local ballot measures for Douglas County from the State of Oregon.

Douglas County Primary Election turn out: 40.91%

Statewide Election Results. State election turn out: 46.36%

Now check your registration at the Secretary of State’s office and get ready for the General Election on Nov. 3, 2020.

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Time’s Up

Time’s up for mailing in your ballot. Either use a drop box or walk it in to the Douglas County Clerk’s office and drop it off there no later than 8PM on Tuesday, May 19. Note: There’s new procedures at the Clerk’s office, so check out their webpage. Suggestion: Call the office first at (541) 440-4325.

Participate in your Primary Election!

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Last Day to Mail Ballots

Get your ballot mailed today to be sure your ballot will be counted. If you’re mailing your ballot, you’d better get it in to the Post Office by 3PM today.

Or you can drop off your ballot at a Drop Site Location.

Or you can drop it off at the Douglas County Courthouse Clerk‘s office in the hallway slot. If you must go in to the office, you must first call ahead to (541) 440-4325 to find out how their procedures due to COVID-19.

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Voters Guides

The League’s Voters Guide for the Primary Election 2020 is now available online.

The right to vote is a critical principle of our democracy.  Our democracy is stronger when every eligible voter can cast a vote and have it count.  We should encourage every eligible voter to cast a ballot in every election to make their voices heard.  We want our election system to be free, fair, and accessible to all eligible voters. 

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Community

It’s a wonderful thing when a community comes together in the face of adversity. And that is happening now in Douglas County, Oregon, in the midst of calamity and invisible disease all around.

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Thank you to Oregon Serigraphics owner Stephanie LaFleur, and League of Women Voters member, who is providing a link between the community and the medical community. She has arranged to provide mask materials to sewists — like the Umpqua Sewing Warriors — to produce much needed medical masks for our warriors on the frontlines — doctors, nurses and everyone else working in healthcare to help those in need. Read about this endeavor in The News-Review account published on 3/25/20.

We thank all those who are tackling the coronavirus outbreak daily to help our county, state and nation to get through this. As for the rest of us — STAY HOME — if at all possible! And Sew!

Please sign up with the Oregon Health Authority to get daily updates.

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A New Era

Congratulate Us! LWV Umpqua Valley is now a a 501(c)(3). The IRS granted us this new status as of March 1, 2020. We are now both tax-exempt and tax-deductible.

This is great news for our members and supporters. Now all member dues are tax-deductible. All donations made to LWVUV are now tax-deductible.

Feel free to join us or donate by making your check out to LWVUV and mailing your check to:

LWV Umpqua Valley PO Box 2434 Roseburg, OR 97470

Our EIN is 23-7069498. Contact us for more information at info@lwvuv.org.

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Cybersecurity and Privacy Meeting Canceled

This meeting has been canceled, but hopefully we will hold it in the future.

Amid compelling daily ongoing developments, do you wonder about privacy, cybersecurity, and election security?

Get more information!

Read the League’s New Privacy and Cybersecurity Study

Join us on Friday, March 13 Noon-1:30 at the Roseburg Public Library, Deer Creek Room

Guest speaker Jess Daly, a Public Policy Consultant with expertise in cybersecurity and privacy issues, will give a presentation about Privacy and Cyberhealth.

Privacy & Cyberhealth
A discussion about navigating everyday issues of privacy and cybersecurity.

Jess says ~

It is easy to dismiss basic issues of privacy living with the amazing technology that surrounds us and the convenience it brings. People often say, “I’m a regular person with nothing to hide so why should I care?” This attitude can be damaging. It’s like saying, “I’m a healthy person with no germs, so why should I wash my hands?” We will talk in common sense terms about privacy and cyberhealth and how these issues connect to your personal family life, your local community, and your vote. We will explore ways everyone can support safe, healthy, and connected families, communities, and societies.

All interested community members are encouraged to attend this noontime meeting. Light lunch will be served.

For more information, email us at info@lwvuv.org.