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Roseburg #Climate Strike

On September 20th, the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds are joining the Climate Strikes Coalition and 350.org partners from around the world to activate thousands of people around the country who want real solutions to the climate crisis.

FC_CS_Social-09-6%Hundreds of Climate Strike events are being planned across the country. People of all ages will come together in the streets all over the world on September 20th as part of a Global Climate Strike. And Roseburg citizens will be among them.

Join us on Friday, Sep. 20 at Noon to 1PM in front of Fred Meyer on Garden Valley Blvd. Bring your signs! Take photos! Be a participant. Be able to tell your children that you did something about this planetary emergency.

There’s no denying the climate crisis is already here. Over the years, we’ve watched storms, floods, fires and heat waves devastate communities from Puerto Rico to Portland. In the meantime, our elected officials have
continued to protect the oil, coal, and gas billionaires responsible for this crisis.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We know what the solutions are, and we have the means to implement them.

Together, we have the power to take our destiny out of the hands of fossil fuel billionaires and their corrupt enablers. Join us on Garden Valley Blvd. on September 20th for the Global Climate Strike.

Our communities, our planet, and our future depend on a climate movement that reaches all corners of this country. To change everything, it takes everyone — and with your help we can build a sustainable world for generations to come.

Please stand with us!

In Solidarity,

League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds.

For more information email the Umpqua Valley LeagueDouglas County Global Warming Coalition, or Umpqua Watersheds

Sign ideas:power-1
#ClimateStrike
Demand Action!
Act like the House is On Fire!
No On LNG!
Time to Act!
Climate Justice Now!
One Planet One Future
There is No Planet B
Save the Planet!
Save the Children!
Fighting for our Future!
Winter is Not Coming!

 

Climate Strike Links:
U.S.Climate Strike Map We’re on the map!
Climate Strike Oregon
350.org
League of Women Voters of Oregon Climate Strike

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National Voter Registration Day

We’re celebrating National Voter Registration Day at the Backside Brewery on Sept. 24 from 6PM to 8PM!

FREE PIZZA! Tuesday, September 24 at the Backside Brewery!whole cheese pepperoni pizza with a slice clipart
1640 NE Odell Ave, in Roseburg

Join us from 6:00-8:00PM as we kick-off a new year on National Voter Registration Day!

  • Enjoy pizza (they also have gluten free  pizza!)
  • No-host drinks
  • Update your voter registration,
  • Reconnect with League members,
  • and find out what’s going on in League this year!

This is also our kick-off meeting for the new season. Come visit!

For more information, email the League.

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House & Senate Candidates Fair Video Now Online

Video Now Online: Oregon House Districts #2 & #7 and Oregon Senate District #1 Candidates Fair

The Candidates Fair was held in the evening on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg, Oregon. Thank you All for attending!

Candidates include:

Megan Salter Senate House District #2
Christy Inskip House District #7
Cedric Hayden House District #7
Shannon Souza Senate District #1

Also see The News-Review report on Oct. 17.

Thank you, Frosland Photography, for the video!

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Listening to Each Other

Brian Prawitz, Roseburg city councilor, spoke to League members at their annual meeting on May 15 at the Roseburg Country Club.

Brian’s talk is so pertinent to our situation throughout America that we thought we should share this with you. Brian struggles with the violence and division between Americans. He says we need to actually listen to each other and to try to understand each other. Here’s a link to his talk to the League on his business’s website — https://soundcloud.com/brian-prawitz/togetherness-without-tragedy-uvlwv, thanks to BP Media Solutions.Brian-Prawitz-Roseburg

Brian encourages us to find ways to work together for the good of our community, despite our differences. He suggested that we each make an effort to seek out someone who is different than we are and get to know them, offer respect, and prepare to love them even if we disagree with them.  Change starts with one-on-one relationships and good listening skills.

Also, Brian’s TED Talk “Togetherness Without Tragedy” can be viewed online at: http://www.tedxroseburg.com/2017/04/17/brian-prawitz/

Brian participates in the American Leadership Forum (ALF) where he has gotten to know a diverse group of Oregon leaders from urban and rural areas this year. He finds himself in the minority as a white, middle class, conservative man from a rural area and he is gaining new perspective.  He is dismayed that some people in the group have told him they are afraid to come to Roseburg.

Brian mentioned a person who has impressed him with his Kindness Diaries (now on Netflix). The author is Leon Logothetis, and more can be learned about him here: http://www.leonlogothetis.com/. He drove around the world on his motorcycle with no money. When Brian asked him how to lessen division and create more harmony in our communities, he told Brian, “Be the change.”

Brian’s mission is similar to the League’s efforts called the Listening Project which was created in the wake of the October 1st, 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting tragedy. The project will continue this coming fall.

Check out the links above, and contact the League for more information.

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Perfect Weather for a Garden Tour!

There’s going to be almost perfect weather for a self-guided 2017 Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, June 17!

Get your tickets now from these fine locations!

See places like this for one day only! $15 per person.

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Roseburg Community Bookshelves

Roseburg Community Bookshelves Grand Opening on Thursday, June 15 at 12:30

A grassroots, volunteer action team has announced the grand opening of Roseburg Community Bookshelves at Cascadian Coffee Co., 732 SE Cass, Roseburg (in the Grand Hotel).

A few speeches and a short ceremony are planned for Thursday. Some light refreshments will be served. All are invited.Books_0

Roseburg Community Bookshelves will provide a “grassroots honor-based lending system … because everyone should have something to read.”

In a proactive partnership with Cascadian Coffee Co., Roseburg Community Bookshelves will provide books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and books on CD (or tape) for loan during the business operating hours of 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday. There is a suggested limit of three items to be borrowed for up to a three-week timeframe.

Donated books have been categorized as fiction, non-fiction, children’s and other books. They’ll be available for reading on-site or for loan, using an honor system.

Updates can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DCLibraryRescue/ or click here

We’ll see you at the bookshelves!

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Join the Discussion

The public is invited to attend an informative and respectful community discussion.

Moved by the recent tragic event at Umpqua Community College, Lisa Nikedem, of Moms Demand Action will be speaking in Roseburg on Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, Oregon.

For more information about this group, you may go to momsdemandaction.org

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Meeting Photos

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 —

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Oct. 20 League meeting

League General Meeting

League meeting

Sally McKain

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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 http://lwv.org/content/gun-controlthat 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

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Garden Tour Tickets Available Now!

Garden Tour Tickets Available Now!

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lwvuv garden tour 2014

Tickets are on sale now for the June 13, 2015 Spring Garden Tour sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Umpqua Valley. The tour, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., features six town and country gardens complete with musicians and artists.

Tickets are available for $12 at:

  • While Away Books,
  • My Coffee,
  • Photo Frogg,
  • Local Umpqua Goods,
  • Hansen’s Jewelers in Roseburg,
  • Munchies in Glide, and
  • Sutherlin Water Garden & Nursery in Sutherlin

Tickets also will be available the day of the tour for $15 at the Chapman Garden (2018 Del Rio Rd.) and the Finney Garden (1433 SE Kane St.) in Roseburg.

Garden-Tour-Flyer-2015-10Download the poster here and post it where someone will see it. Thank you!

For more information, contact Penny Reed @ 541-637-7091.