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Redistricting Forum Round 2

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You are invited to an educational forum about Redistricting, AKA Gerrymandering.

If you would like to know more about this important subject that affects every election, please attend.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Roseburg Public Library
1409 Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR
South Umpqua Room

Here’s a link to a PDF that will fill you in about how/why it’s done in Oregon.

Link to why we do redistricting all over the country. It’s all about the national census that will take place in 2020, making the next census critical to redistricting done in the following year, 2021.

Here’s a great link to the Brennan Center information on the subject.

Please plan on attending this interesting meeting. The state League of Women Voters of Oregon will present a compelling case. Let’s hear from you, too!

This meeting is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, email lwvuv.info@gmail.com or call [541] [672] [6982].

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New Transportation District

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, during the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners Business Meeting, concerning the formation of a county-wide transit district.

The meeting will begin at 9:00 am in Room 216 of the Douglas County Courthouse located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.Douglas County, Oregon Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
1036 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg
Room 216
9AM

The County is proposing the formation of a non-taxing transit district to provide a transportation dedicated entity to manage public transportation funding and public transportation enhancement decisions.

All interested persons may appear and be heard.

Contact Tamara Osborne, Crisis Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)(541) 670-2804 cell – (541) 957-4896 office – tjosborn@co.douglas.or.us

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Voters’ Guides Are Here!

Get your nonpartisan, unbiased Voters’ Guide from a League friend or contact us. We have limited paper copies.

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Here’s a link to the electronic version of the paper Voters’ Guide:
http://lwvor.org/home/voteresources/

What does nonpartisan mean?

We do not support or oppose and political candidates or parties. Period.

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Candidates Forum Videos & Photos

Thanks to all who came out last Tuesday night (4/17/18) for the Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum sponsored by League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg.

We recorded some of the segments of what the Commissioner Candidate had to say. Questions came from the audience. All was civil, open, and very informative.

Video links to the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley’s YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2Jb6Hdt

The News-Review did a nice job on covering the event. Here’s a link to their reporting. https://bit.ly/2HDXNIh

Photos from the evening:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night

Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night!

Be sure to attend Tuesday, April 17 at 7PM to 8:30PM a Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum to be held at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave, in Roseburg. This forum will host the slate of candidates running for the open seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Nine candidates have filed and have been invited to attend.

Bring your questions for the candidates. Find out what they think about your issues.

This event is free of charge, all are welcome. No campaign materials are permitted.

All League candidates forums are nonpartisan and unbiased. All candidates are treated the same and given the same information and opportunity to inform the public.

Be sure to come early!

For more information email lwvuv.info @ gmail.com or call [541]-[672]-[1914].


And the Candidates are . . .

Douglas County, OR – Position 2 – Four-year term
Tim J Freeman
Rita Harris
Ashley Hicks
Victor J Petrucci
Brandy Stone

Douglas County, OR – Position 3 – Four-year term
Chris Boice
James Hoyt
Jason Leeper
Jeremy Salter
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Vote!

Did you receive your Special Election Official Ballot in the mail? If not, contact your County Clerk.

You should have received your ballot by now. Be sure to turn it in by postal mail, a drop box or walk it in to the County Clerk’s elections’ office by or on May 16, 2017.

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Elections Department
1036 SE Douglas Ave., Room CH124
P.O. Box 10
Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 440-4252

Links:

Thank you for voting!

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We Can’t Do Worse Than the Men!

Yoncalla City Council 1920
Yoncalla City Council 1920

“We Can’t Do Worse Than the Men! Yoncalla Women Take Over Municipal Government 1920”

Join the League of an evening of historical entertainment when Shannon Applegate recounts the time when the women of Yoncalla took over the local government because the men were not doing their jobs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg, OR
7PM to 8:30PM

A quote from The Atlantic regarding this long-ago event.

“On November 2, 1920, the citizens of Yoncalla, Oregon, got a big surprise as the ballots were tallied in their local election. All the incumbent men on the city council had been voted out. Yoncalla, a small town of 323 residents about 40 miles south of Eugene, had voted in an entirely female city council.”

This presentation is open and free to the public. All are welcome.

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

Download and print or email the flyer to distribute. Thank you!

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Local Ballot Measures Forum – Library & Cannabis Issues

Please attend a free and unbiased local Ballot Measure Forum covering the library taxing district and the cannabis measures.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
7PM to 8:30PM
@ The Douglas County Library

In the upcoming election, Douglas County voters will be making decisions about important issues in our county. How will our library system survive in the future? Will marijuana businesses be allowed in the unincorporated parts of Douglas County? Both of these issues will have financial consequences for our county.

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley invites the public to an opportunity to learn more. At this forum you will have a chance to ask your questions.

Douglas County Library
Douglas County, OR Library

The Local Ballot Measure Forum will feature a panel of speakers to provide information about local ballot measures pertaining to a library taxing district and the location of marijuana businesses in Douglas County.

Bring your questions with you!
Download a Ballot Measure Forum Flyer to post around town! Thank you!