Mission Statement

League of Women Voters® of the Umpqua Valley is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide.

LWVUV’s purposes are to influence public policy through education and advocacy, and to provide support for League members and the League organization.

Health Care and Children at Risk Study

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 for a social and educational gathering of League members at 5:30pm in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 823 SE Lane, Roseburg, Oregon.

We will hear updates from members Jean Galleher on the status of health care reform and Linda Clary on the Children at Risk statewide study. And we’ll get you thinking about our Program Planning meeting, scheduled for January 20. Join us for some holiday merriment!

Members are welcome for a preceding POTLUCK. Please bring your favorite dish to share with fellow activists.

See You There!

UCC Lecture Series Starting Up Now


Keep on Learning at Umpqua Community College. And check out this interesting list of short courses on fascinating topics starting now and going through April 2015.

Download the Faculty Lecture Series Flyer here.

What’s the latest on Health Care in Douglas County?


Want to know?

Please attend the Health Care Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley free to the public on Monday, December 8th from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd in Roseburg, Oregon.

The forum will feature four local health care leaders:

  • Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer of the Umpqua Health Alliance and Architrave,
  • Linda Mullins of the Umpqua Community Health Center,
  • Dawnelle Marshall of Douglas County Public Health, and
  • Janet Holland of the Community Health Alliance.

The public will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Jean Galleher at 541-459-2189.

Media: Download the press release here.
Health Care Enthusiasts, download the flyer to post around town here. Thank you!

Updated on 11/21/14

“U.S. Health Care: The Good News” Film Showing

LWVUV-Health-Care-Flyer-V2-10The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will be showing the one hour PBS documentary “U.S. Health Care: The Good News” at the Umpqua Business Center, 522 SE Washington Avenue, on Monday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m.

This free event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. League members will facilitate a discussion about health care in Douglas County following the film.

The documentary originally aired in 2012 and highlights several communities around the country who have developed innovative strategies to provide excellent health care at reasonable costs. The documentary also highlights the work of the Dartmouth Institute For Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

For more information, contact Jean Galleher (541-459-2189).

Download the LWVUV Health Care Flyer to post around town.

Download the press release here.

Election 2014 Results Are In!

Here are links to the Douglas County, State and National general election 2014 results:

  • Link to Douglas County Election results.
  • Link to election results for Oregon statewide.
  • Link to national results by state.
  • Link to another source for national results by state.
  • The official election results posted by the Federal Election Commission have not been posted yet, but you can request an email to let you know when they are posted here.

Thank you for voting and participating in democracy!

Drop Off Your Ballots!

It’s time to vote! Be sure to Drop OFF your Ballots because it’s too late to mail them

Here are the drop off locations in Douglas County, Oregon.

House District 2 Candidates Forum Photos

Thank you for attending the House District 2 Candidates Forum held at the OSU Extension building in Roseburg on Oct. 7 and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley. Here are some photos from the event.

County Commissioner Candidates Forum Photos

That was a very interesting Douglas County Commissioner candidates’ forum on 10-14-14. Hope you were there to ask your questions of the candidates.

Linus Oakes Ballot Measure Forum Oct. 16

There’s another ballot measure forum scheduled at Linus Oakes in Roseburg on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1:30pm. Come learn about the seven statewide ballot measures.

Linus Oaks is at 2665 Van Pelt Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97471. This event is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information call: 5451-679-5597

October Candidates and Ballot Measure Forums

October is busy with Candidates and Ballot Measure Forums

Be Informed! Come to nonpartisan candidates forums conducted by the League of Women Voters. Open to the Public – No charge.

Come hear the Oregon House District #2 candidates on Oct 7, 2014 at 6PM – 7:30PM at the OSU Extension Annex auditorium on the corner of Douglas and Fowler Streets, 1134 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg.

On Oct. 14 ask Douglas County Commissioner candidates your questions at 6PM – 7:30PM at the OSU Extension Annex auditorium on the corner of Douglas and Fowler Streets, 1134 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg.

The Ballot Measure Forum will be held on Oct. 21 at the Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, at 6PM to 7:30PM. Want to learn about the measures? Both sides of the 7 state ballot measures will be presented by trusted League members.

Check out the local measures here: http://www.co.douglas.or.us/clerk/county_measures.asp

Register to vote no later than Oct. 14, the cut-off date.

Don’t forget to VOTE!


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