Beyond Voting: Elections and Campaign Financing
You’re invited to attend two online workshops by Donna Cohen, Portland teacher and librarian. The workshops are online, one-hour long, and will have Q & A at the end. They are free of charge.
These workshops will cover the following.
- Right to vote?
- Election 2020
- Election security
- Voter suppression
- Voter turnout / getting more people to vote
- Redistricting / gerrymandering
- Electoral College
- Alternative voting systems
- Campaign financing issues and tracking
“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis Brandeis (November 13, 1856 – October 5, 1941) was an American litigator, Supreme Court Justice, advocate of privacy, and developer of the Brandeis Brief) according to https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Louis_Brandeis
Representative Dan Rayfield of District 16, Corvallis, Oregon, is organizing a number of forums addressing CFR, Campaign Finance Reform.
In the 2019 Legislative Session, the legislature made gains regarding campaign finance reform by increasing transparency and increasing access for voters. Oregon still remains one of five states without campaign contribution limits. More can be done.
A CFR forum by Rep. Dan Rayfield will be held in Eugene on Sep. 5.
7:00 – 8:30pm at the University of Oregon, Global Scholars Hall Room 123 –
1710 E 15th Ave,
Eugene, OR 97403
You can also contact Rep. Dan Rayfield for more details.
There’s more information here as well. There are 7 forums scheduled in Oregon. Perhaps you will be able to attend one.
If you would like to carpool to this event, let us know by calling   .
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:
Please bring copies with you if possible.
The LWV Umpqua Valley’s general meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov.17 2015 at 7:00 to 8:30PM at the Mercy Community Education Center, Room 2, upstairs, 2475 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.
The Constitutional Amendment study by the National League has concluded. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss information about processes for amending the U.S Constitution and to answer the LWV United States’ consensus questions.
The LWV of Lane County has provided a six-page study guide. Please read it and the questions. Both are linked below in preparation for our meeting on Tues., Nov. 17. If you would like more information, go to the national League’s website, lwv.org.
LINKS to documents
Everymember Oct 2015 Constitutional Convention (PDF)
Consensus Questions Final (PDF)
Please bring your answers to the questions with you on Nov. 17. If you are unable to attend, but would like to email your answers to the questions, please email them to Jenny Carloni.
Need a ride? Call 541 – 672 – 1914.
See you at the Meeting!
We hope you did not miss this meeting, but in case you did here are some photos.
Special thanks go to LWVOR President Norman Turrill. Norman spoke to League members and visitors on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 here in Roseburg, Oregon.
Norman has vast experience in the League as he has been a member for 40 years. The League opened membership to men around 1974, and now has many male members.
Subjects that we learned more about included campaign finance reform, gun safety, education, and healthcare issues in Oregon. The League has positions on those subjects and they can be found here.
Thanks to all members and visitors who joined us for the evening. Thank you, Members, for providing refreshments. Welcome to new members who joined that evening!
Here are a few photos from the evening —
We Need Campaign Finance Reform! ASAP!
Meet your neighbors and community members!
Here are photos of the charming League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley members in attendance at our Sep. 24 meeting. They would love to meet you! Join Here! Download a Membership Form.
We need Campaign Finance Reform!