The League of Women Voters believes in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.
The League of Women Voters believes that democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen’s right to know by giving adequate notice of the proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.
The League of Women Voters believes that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education which provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic or administrative discrimination.
The League of Women Voters believes that efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.
The League of Women Voters believes that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people; that it should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems which affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, and adopt domestic policies which facilitate the solution of international problems.
The League of Women Voters believes that cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.
The League of Women Voters of Oregon is an organization fully committed to equity and diversity. We actively value differences and recognize that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the organization and the work we do. LWV of Oregon strives to be an inclusive organization, where diversity is valued, respected and built upon. There shall be no barriers to full participation in LWV of Oregon on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, culture, religion or belief system, disability, political perspective or affiliation.
The League seeks to empower citizens to understand governmental issues and to participate in the political process.
LWVOR’s purposes are to influence public policy through education and advocacy, and to provide support for League members and the League organization.
The League seeks to empower citizens to understand governmental issues and to participate in the political process. We seek to provide balanced, accurate, nonpartisan information to all Oregonians.