Updated: May 17
Dear LWVOR Members, Volunteers all,
This is National Volunteer Week and we need to celebrate our collective energy and accomplishments! From my perspective, across the state to all of our local Leagues and Members at Large, as an ad hoc member of almost all state committees, I am uniquely positioned to see the magnitude of our work and the diversity of our issues and efforts.
The League of Women Voters of Oregon is formidable! I track our strength through our local Leagues who meet and inspire interest and activism, to our interest groups, the book groups, study committees, from our Advocates who apply the study positions to legislative policy work, to our Voter Services, who inform voters to choose elected officials carefully, and to those who network across leagues around the country, focusing on shared concerns. Thank you to all of you who bring your interest, wisdom, professional experience, vigor, and endurance!
This past year has been so challenging! We are organizers, researchers, teachers, even warriors, and this year, we hope we are all survivors. For this Volunteer Week, I offer these insp