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- Usage of State League Zoom Account
The State League pays monthly for a Pro Zoom account, which lets us host meetings of up to 100 participants with no limit on meeting time. State Zoom account is available on a first come, first served basis. Default meeting time is one hour - please contact us at email@example.com if you need more time.
- All-Members Newsletter - February 2024
See the February All-Members newsletter here.
- In Memoriam: LWV President Dr. Deborah Turner
Statements from the League of Women Voters of Oregon From Lisa Bentson, LWVOR Co-President All of us here at the State League share in the grief felt nationwide by the recent and surprise passing of LWVUS President Dr. Turner earlier this week. We just attended a special meeting of League Leaders where over 50 people paid tribute to Dr. Turner. Included in the tributes were League Leaders, LWVUS Staff, and their new Leadership. I was touched by the number of red hearts displayed on many Zoom attendee boxes. I did not have the pleasure to meet Dr. Turner, but nonetheless was inspired and impressed with the words, stories, and experiences that were shared. She leaves behind two children and a new husband whom she only recently married. LWVUS is communicating closely with the family on personal as well as professional aspects of her passing. Please see the important links below. A few are time sensitive such as the virtual funeral information scheduled for this Sunday. Also, please note the email at firstname.lastname@example.org where you can send/share your own photos and stories of Dr. Turner. As we collect comments we will update our blog and forward to LWVUS so they can know we are grieving together with them but also carrying on her legacy. Respectfully submitted by Lisa Bentson, Co-President From Rebecca Gladstone, LWVOR Co-President With deep affection, profound sadness, and devotion to our shared mission, here's to you, Dr. Turner. We'll Keep on Keeping On, for you. A few times in our lives we are graced to meet rare beacons- brilliant, poised, pushing to do more, yet circumspect and listening, warm and fun-loving, inspiring and motivating. You have touched us, knowing that across League expanses, your love for what we share will … Make Democracy Work. Let’s treasure memories; we all have our own. We faced COVID-19 and stayed together virtually. Dr. T & Virginia waved for all of us, from the LWV Rose Parade float. We adjourned the LWV Convention to march, together, over to the Denver state house the day the Dobbs decision broke. This is a heartbreaking loss for the League, across the country. From Oregon, condolences all around, especially to those working most closely with Dr. T, the national board and staff, the front lines folks in the marches, elections, and courthouses. To Dr. T’s family- please know that President Turner has influenced history. On behalf of the Board, our Advocates and Voter Service volunteers, our Youth Council, and Oregon members: Thank you. Becky Gladstone, LWVOR Co-President From Celine Ioffe, LWVOR Youth Council President Meeting Dr. Turner during the National Council in 2023 was incredibly inspiring and I was devastated to hear of her passing. Her kindness and genuine care for humanity shone through in every interaction she had, and my experience with her was no different. Speaking with Dr. Turner about the future of the League as well as our shared passion for reproductive justice was not only meaningful but cemented me in the work I was doing. I am sending my condolences to her family and am grateful to have been inspired by Dr. Turner. Thank you, Celine Important Links and Resources Regarding Services All League members are invited to view the LWVUS Livestream of Dr. Turner's funeral services this Sunday beginning at 11 am CT. LWVUS Contact Information Send photos and comments: email@example.com Send donations: https://www.lwv.org/givetribute See inspiring quotes collected by LWVUS: https://www.lwv.org/blog/inspiration-late-lwv-president-dr-deborah-ann-turner Read Dr. Turner's obituary: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/obituaries/piow0707800 In closing, we share this moving video of Dr. Turner singing a song she and others sang on the Selma March. She was there as a little girl.
- Voter Newsletter - Winter 2024
See the latest Voter Newsletter - Winter 2024.
- Mock Election | LWV of Oregon
Oregon Student Mock Election We Want Your Vote! The LWVOR Oregon Student Mock Election, endorsed by the Oregon Secretary of State , is an exciting experience-based educational program that involves participating students in the electoral process and demonstrates the importance of voting. Students will vote for candidates and measures on an abbreviated Mock Election Ballot created just for them. All Oregon students, grades 6-12, are eligible. Ready to register your students to vote in the Oregon Student Mock Election? Oregon Student Mock Election voters! Photo: League of Women Voters of Oregon Register Here! Educator Resources Civic Lessons: Oregon’s Political Parties and Closed Primaries Civic Lessons: Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) General OSME Lesson Plan (Updated specifically at the time of each election) Civics Education Curriculum Help spread the word! Printable OSME Quarter Page Flyer (PDF) Understand the power of your vote. Learn Gain insights into your government at every level. Engage Vote Participate in your very own mock election! Students : Become a Mock Election Coordinator! Interested in coordinating the next spring or fall student mock election at your school? Training provided! First and Last Name Email Name of School Become a Coordinator! Thanks for registering your interest in becoming a Mock Election Coordinator! Additional Civics Education Resources The following sites provide additional civics education resources for teachers. Civics Learning Project Center for Civic Education National Voter Registration Day Rock the Vote Secretary of State Elections Division (Oregon Votes) Case Method Project NextUp The Civics Center Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crimes Alliance For Youth Action Tufts: Media and Voting The Civics Center Energizing Young Voters Facing History Nonprofit Vote U.S. Dept. of Education: Student Vot er Participation Toolkit Civics Education Curriculum Our free, non-partisan Civics Education Curriculum covers voting, government, and elections. It's packed with classroom-ready lessons and activities, printable handouts and more! Coordinator Sponsors and Supporters Oregon Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade Members of the League of Women Voters This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sign Up For Email We Need Your Support Today! Donate Your donation empowers voters and defends democracy.
- Home | LWV of Oregon
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. Youth Civics Engagement Join the League Legislative Reports Read Our Studies Upcoming Events Fri, Mar 08 Youth Civic Engagement Summit / Hybrid Event Register Now Mar 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Hybrid Event This youth-led event will cover civic engagement with advocacy how-to's at every level. Share Fri, May 17 Council 2024 / Newport Details May 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 19, 2024, 11:00 AM Newport, 45 Southeast Moore Drive, Newport, OR 97365, USA Join us at the beach for LWVOR Council 2024! Share We have the opportunity to shape a democracy that is truly of, by, and for the people! Virginia Kase Solomón, former CEO of LWVUS Sign The Petitions We are collecting signatures on these 2024 Oregon Initiative Petitions Now 📣 IP 9: Honest Elections: Fight Political Corruption and Require Disclosure and Transparency 📣 IP 14: People Not Politicians: Legislative Redistricting *The League may take positions on issues but we never support or oppose candidates or political parties. To become a member, join one of 14 local Leagues in Oregon. Learn more about join ing JOIN US Empower Voters In Your Community Become A Member Latest News All-Members Newsletter All-Members Newsletter - February 2024 In The News In Memoriam: LWV President Dr. Deborah Turner Voter Newsletter Voter Newsletter - Winter 2024 Read More
- Youth Council Speaker Booking | LWV of Oregon
/ Youth Council Speaker Booking / Youth Council Speakers Book a Youth Council Speaker Youth Council members are available to join your upcoming meeting or event. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org First Name Last Name Email Phone League Affiliation Choose an option Other Organization Event Date (if known) Requesting Choose an option Topic (choose all that apply) Civics Education and/or Mock Election DEIJ: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Youth Council Activities Youth Advisory and League Outreach Young and Future Voter Registration Leave us a message... Submit Thanks for submitting!