Roseburg Climate Strike Update

Roseburg Climate Strike!

On Garden Valley Blvd in Roseburg in front of Fred Meyer


Members of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds will join together to demand climate action. All are welcome to join in!

At 12:20PM, Jenny Carloni, President of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will read a statement by Senator Merkley.

We will be part of a world-wide effort both here in the United States and across the globe demanding immediate action on the climate.  Students in the United States and abroad will be walking out of their classrooms in solidarity as they raise their voices on the most critical issue of our time.

With the Amazon in flames, unprecedented hurricanes, rising sea levels and wildfires at home, the planet we call home is sending us a powerful message.  And we must answer that call.

On Sept 20, from NOON to 1PM:

  • Bring your smiles,
  • Bring your signs,
  • Bring your cameras,
  • Post your photos!

See You There!

And They Stood Up!

There are activists in Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon. And they stood up for what they know is right!

Keep families together! We must continue to voice our outrage at what’s going on at the border to children and families. It’s not over yet.

The News-Review recapped the protest event that took place on Sat., June 30, 2018 here.


League Supports CASA

Learn more about CASA of Douglas County — Court-appointed special advocates for Children

The need for CASA advocates is greater than ever. Their website says:

When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened, highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system.

And you can become one.9345951

CASA of Douglas County, Inc. provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judges in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives.

Or there are other ways to be supportive and help kids.
See their web page that says you can also choose to do shorter-term projects, if you can’t commit to two-years as an advocate.

Or, you can Donate.

Please help. Contact them today.

Great Schools, Great Communities

The Education Our Children Deserve

Flier-50Forum Will Address Crisis in School Funding

Oregon schools suffer from chronic underfunding, and it will take engaged citizens to turn things around, contend the organizers of Great Schools, Great Communities. This community forum, open to everyone, is coming to Umpqua Valley on March 10, 2016.

“For too long our children have suffered the consequences of Oregon’s inability to adequately fund our public schools,” said Robin Wisdom, treasurer of the LWV of Umpqua Valley and one of the organizers of the event. “Great Schools, Great Communities is a call to make Oregon a place where all children receive the quality education they deserve.”

Great Schools, Great Communities is a joint effort by the League of Women Voters of Oregon ( and the Oregon Center for Public Policy ( to engage communities across the state on the subject of school funding. The event provides an overview of the current state of Oregon schools and how we got here, while offering a platform for discussing ideas of how to solve to the funding problem.

“We know that for our kids to have the schools they need to succeed, Oregonians must demand change,” said Robin Wisdom. “So attend the forum and share your ideas on how to move forward.”

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

Seating is limited. The deadline to reserve is Tuesday, March 8. Contact Jenny Carloni to reserve your spot at [541] [672] [1914]. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Robin Wisdom, [541][672][6982], rwisdom [@]

Have you heard about ETP?

Last night community members met to learn about ETP. What’s that? It is the Early Teaching Project that is now being offered in Roseburg and Douglas County.


The Early Teaching Program (ETP) teaches parents to read effectively with their children thereby enabling their children to exceed in life. There’s strong evidence shown in several studies pointed out in the film shown this evening called “Are We Crazy About Our Kids?”

There’s more if you missed this. There will be two trainings at UCAN’s Conference Room. Thank you to the panelists present at the meeting who explained their roles in assisting young families and children, helping them with life skills, and reading, and just getting through life. One of the main points was there’s just not enough resources to cover all needs, and poverty is an issue in Douglas County. panelists1


Panelists were Tatum Stedman, Roseburg Public Schools Early Learning Coach, Amelia Roth, Roseburg pediatrician, Kat Cooper, Learning Hub; Pat Sublette of ESD, Shawn Lyberger of Head Start.

Upcoming Trainings to be held at UCAN’s conference room at the Martha Young Family Service Center, 280 Kenneth Ford Drive, Roseburg

March 8, 10AM to 11:30AM
March 15, 6:30PM to 8:00PM

For more information, contact Jenny Carloni at [541] [672] [1914].