What is the League working on?
LWVOR PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY
League of Women Voters of Oregon’s Privacy and Cybersecurity positions were adopted in January 2020 after a study and consensus. The 2020 elections further magnified election privacy and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Election systems—the cornerstone of democracy—are recognized as critical cyber infrastructure.
ELECTION METHODS STUDY UPDATE
At Convention 2021, LWV of Portland proposed a restudy of LWVOR's 2016 Election Methods Study. It would examine the STAR voting system and would last one year or less. The goal would be to inform League members about the benefits and limitations of the STAR voting option that is being promoted by a group of advocates. It would also be to determine whether or not the League could support or should oppose adoption of STAR voting in Oregon.
The committee has begun meeting regularly.
Contact Peggy Bengry for more information.
CHILDCARE METHODS RESTUDY
At Convention 2021, LWV of Washington County proposed a restudy of LWVOR's 1985 Childcare Position. The current pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated childcare issues and inequities.
The committee has completed this study update which will be published soon. Child care concerns have changed dramatically since our 1988 - Childcare In Oregon Study. We do not anticipate changing our advocacy position.
For more information, contact Kathleen Hersh.