Money in Politics Consensus Meeting

Join us for the Money in Politics Study Consensus Meeting on Jan. 19. The Annual Program Planning meeting will be on Jan. 28 when soup will be served.

The Money in Politics Study Consensus Meeting on Jan. 19 will be at the Mercy Education Center at 2475 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg (next to Office Max) at 7PM to 8:30PM.

Here are the PDFs you will need to read in advance:

Important Links:

Please bring copies with you if possible.

Hoping for Healing and Welcoming the President to Roseburg

The LWV Umpqua Valley extends its condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives and who were wounded at Umpqua Community College on October 1.

We know that our entire community is grieving the loss of our sense of security and trust in the goodness of where we live. We stand in solidarity with the students, faculty, and the entire UCC community, and pledge to do what we can to promote healing in our beautiful, Umpqua homeland. gif_ss_usa18

We welcome President Obama and his efforts to console the grieving and to activate change that will make our country a safer home for all of us.

In an ongoing effort to create safer communities, the League of Women Voters, at both the state and national levels, has positions on Violence Prevention and Gun Safety that it uses to influence the legislative process.
The League believes the proliferation of handguns and other non-recreational weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens. We will continue to educate voters on gun safety issues and work for passage of stronger laws to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens.

We believe everyone wants to feel safe in our community. When the time is right, we plan to play a role in bringing people in our community together to build from common ground. Contact us for more information.

We want UCC Strong and a community united for safety.

Jenny Carloni, President
League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley
October 8, 2015

Douglas County Mental Health Court

The Mental Health Court Forum was well attended by interested Douglas County, Oregon, residents. This is a Photo Update of that Community Forum held by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley and @NAMIOregon on May 13, 2015.






Please attend a Community Forum concerning the Douglas County Mental Health Court to be held on Wednesday, May 13th at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd in Roseburg at 6PM.

Doors open at 5:30p.m. The Forum begins at 6:00 p.m. with brief presentations from several Mental Health Court staff. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentations. Light refreshments will be provided.

Forum Sponsors: The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley (LWVUV) and the National Alliance for Mental Health Douglas County (NAMI). Douglas County, Oregon NAMI is located online here.

This forum is open to the public for no charge.

Download the flyer here. Please print it and post somewhere public! Let’s get the word out!

For more information: 541 – 459 – 2189.

Submitted by:
Jean Galleher
League of Women Voters

The Children at Risk Study is Complete!

The Children at Risk Study is complete! Children-at-Risk-CAR-Study-Final

Click here if to access the study.

Download the CAR Consensus Form, the Discussion Guide and Consensus Questions.

Our next local League meeting will be on Tuesday, March 24 with a social time and refreshments available at 5:30 PM and a program time of 6:00-7:30 PM. We will meet in Room #3 of the Mercy Education Building at 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. This is upstairs above the old Office Depot. There is an elevator.

Linda Clary, LWVUV member and co-chair of the statewide Children at Risk study, will show a 30-minute PBS DVD about the importance of early intervention in the lives of children, and lead our discussion and consensus-reaching process. She will also tell us what comes next in the way of advocacy on behalf of our youngest citizens.

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! It would be best if you can prepare ahead for this meeting by reading the consensus questions, reading all or part of the Children at Risk study, filling in your answers to the consensus questions, and printing your answers to bring to the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but want to submit your input, please send it to Jenny Carloni at jennifer.carloni [@] by Sunday, March 22 and we will include your ideas in our discussion.

In League,
Jenny Carloni
LWVUV Secretary/Treasurer/Children at Risk Study Member

Member Survey, Update & Healthcare Meeting News

Member Update

Program-Planning-Discussion-1-20-15Fifteen people gathered for our annual Program Planning meeting at the First Presbyterian Church on Jan. 20 in Roseburg. It was noted that the LWVOR Issues for Action document, sent electronically, is quite long. It would take quite a while to read and carefully consider all of the State League’s positions. However, there was agreement to retain the current State League positions along with interest in focusing on the HEALTH POLICY position on Adult Mental Health and Mental Health Services for Children and Youth.

If you are interested in this topic, perhaps you’d like to join the LWVUV Health Care Committee. Jean Galleher would like to remind everyone that the next meeting of the Health Care Committee will be Thursday, Feb. 5 at 11:00 A.M. in a study room at the Douglas County Public Library. The main agenda topics will include discussion of the State League Adult Mental Health and the Mental Health Services For Children and Youth policies, discussion of a possible Winter/Spring forum, and finding a new Chair for the rest of this League year. Feel free to RSVP to Jean at (541-459-2189 or

We are planning our next LWVUV general meeting for Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, at the DC Public Library’s Ford Room. The topic will be gun safety and the meeting will be open to the public. Please save the date. More information will follow.

We know our members have a variety of interests and we are enjoying the receipt of answers to our brief LWVUV Member Survey. Thank you to those who’ve sent it in. There’s still time for the rest of you to reply. If you find the form cumbersome, just send your brief answers to these questions in an email to jennifer.carloni [@]

Member Survey

1) What do you love? What makes you excited?

2) What draws you to the League?

3) Would you like to come to an hour to 90-minute long member orientation? Yes or No.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jenny Carloni

LWVUV Secretary/Treasurer

Health Care and Children at Risk Study

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 for a social and educational gathering of League members at 5:30pm in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 823 SE Lane, Roseburg, Oregon.

We will hear updates from members Jean Galleher on the status of health care reform and Linda Clary on the Children at Risk statewide study. And we’ll get you thinking about our Program Planning meeting, scheduled for January 20. Join us for some holiday merriment!

Members are welcome for a preceding POTLUCK. Please bring your favorite dish to share with fellow activists.

See You There!

October Candidates and Ballot Measure Forums

October is busy with Candidates and Ballot Measure Forums

Be Informed! Come to nonpartisan candidates forums conducted by the League of Women Voters. Open to the Public – No charge.

Come hear the Oregon House District #2 candidates on Oct 7, 2014 at 6PM – 7:30PM at the OSU Extension Annex auditorium on the corner of Douglas and Fowler Streets, 1134 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg.

On Oct. 14 ask Douglas County Commissioner candidates your questions at 6PM – 7:30PM at the OSU Extension Annex auditorium on the corner of Douglas and Fowler Streets, 1134 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg.

The Ballot Measure Forum will be held on Oct. 21 at the Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, at 6PM to 7:30PM. Want to learn about the measures? Both sides of the 7 state ballot measures will be presented by trusted League members.

Check out the local measures here:

Register to vote no later than Oct. 14, the cut-off date.

Don’t forget to VOTE!

Candidate Forum May 6

The Umpqua Valley League is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the Douglas County Commissioner’s race on:


May 6 – Tuesday evening,
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
at the Courthouse Annex in Roseburg at the corner of Fowler and Douglas.

Free and Open to the public.

Help out by downloading the poster and post it somewhere! –> May 6 Candidate Forum Poster Event Flyer (PDF)

The League and the ACLU Meet on April 1 in Roseburg


Join the League in welcoming the ACLU to speak on “Unequal Justice: Discrimination in the War on Drugs” on April 1 at the Douglas County Library from 6 to 8PM.

Members and Friends, help us spread the word by clicking here, and then printing the poster and posting it around town. This would help with public relations greatly. Thank you!

This meeting is free and open to the public.

What happened at the meeting: