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Roseburg Climate Strike Update

Roseburg Climate Strike!

NOON to 1PM
On Garden Valley Blvd in Roseburg in front of Fred Meyer

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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!

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Action Events

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.

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Action

Call Your Senators ASAP!

H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

HR 38 passed the United States House of Representatives yesterday. This is a dangerous bill, and it is on its way to the Senate.

It’s imperative you call your Senators today.

  • Senator Merkley’s Washington D.C. Office –> Phone: (202) 224-3753
  • Senator Wyden’s Washington D.C. Office –> (202) 224-5244

Here’s a link to the text of the bill:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38/text

Why, You ask? Read this letter by a League member to Rep. DeFazio:

My name is Sandra Huffstutter, I live in Roseburg, Oregon, and I’m calling today to urge Congressman DeFazio to NOT SUPPORT reciprocal approval of out-of-state concealed carry permits.

I believe that reciprocal approval is a bad idea because a number of other states do not have the kind of sensible public safety restrictions on gun ownership and use that Oregon has.

For example, Oregon is one of only nine states that require universal background checks at point-of-sale for ALL gun purchases, including purchases at gun shows. Why would Oregon want to allow someone from another state who has never passed a background check to carry a concealed weapon in Oregon?

In addition, only half the states in the United States require concealed carry permit holders to have ANY live-fire training, with mandatory range time. Why would Oregon want to allow a gun-owner who has never practiced shooting the ability to carry a concealed weapon and engage in a live-fire situation on the streets of Oregon?

Finally, thanks to our last legislative session, Oregon is now one of only five states that allow families of emotionally disturbed gun owners to obtain an “Extreme Risk Protective Order” requiring emotionally disturbed family members to surrender their guns until their mental health crisis is resolved. Why would Oregon want to allow out-of-staters suffering mental breakdowns to carry concealed weapons while traveling in our state?

Reciprocal approval of out-of-state concealed carry permits will make Oregonians — who benefit from our state’s sensible gun safety laws — much, much less safe.

Please Call Today!