League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley

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.

Legislative Process Day 2017

lpd-2017-flyer-2-1-3League members and friends are invited to the Legislative Process Day 2017 on Jan. 10, 9:30am – 2:30pm at the Oregon State Library for.

Advance registration required! Please register by Jan. 4.


  • Registration begins at 9:30, lunch at noon.
  • Speakers include the new Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, the Clerk of the House of Representatives Timothy Sekerak, and the Secretary of the Senate Lori Brocker.
  • The LWVOR Action Committee will offer an overview of the 2017 legislative session.
  • You will also be treated to a performance of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players!

Event Details:

January 10th, 9:30am-2:30pm
Oregon State Library, Rooms 102 and 103
250 Winter St. NE Salem, Oregon 97301-3950

Download a registration form here to mail in with a check for lunch and attendance.

Elections Methods Study

The state League Elections Methods study update is ready for your reading.election-methods-study-2016-2

A copy was sent to each member. But just in case you can’t find it, here is online access to all of the files related.

Soon the state League’s Postsecondary Public Education study will also be mailed to League members.

The deadline for answering the consensus questions for both studies is Feb. 1.

Happy reading and Happy Holidays to informed citizens of Douglas County.

UC Veg Education

UC-VEG is honored to host Dr. Charlie Ross’ Total Health Improvement Program! Come for the first day to watch the impactful, Forks Over Knives, or register for the 12 week course to join the hundreds of students that have transformed their health!

We hope to see you there! 

Who is the Umpqua Community Veg Education Group? UC-VEG is a grassroots effort to support those who are interested in learning about the wide-ranging benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. UC-VEG offers educational events to the public as a community service with practical strategies to enhance personal health on all levels while contributing towards a healthier community and a more environmentally sustainable society.


Contact: umpquacommunityveg@gmail.com
PO Box 89 | Umpqua, OR 97486
(541) 378-6359

#GivingTuesday – 11/29/16

#GivingTuesday is official worldwide. It’s a day of Global Giving to the community efforts that you choose.

Whether it is for endeavors across the seas or here at homelwvor-tattoo-dark-reda, it is time to show your community spirit in a way you choose.

One way would be to support your local League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley (LWVUV). Our League has been active in Douglas County, Oregon since 1961. Abigail Scott Dunaway (1834-1905) is regarded as Oregon’s leading suffragist. Susan B. Anthony visited Roseburg and other burgs in Oregon several times when she was alive.

Many do not know or understand that while the League of Women Voters is a political organization we do not support or oppose political parties or candidates. That makes us “nonpartisan”. We support or oppose issues.

Help us help our community by making a generous donation made out to LWVUV and mailed to:

PO Box 2434
Roseburg, OR 97470

With your help we will do our best to inform Oregonians and Douglas County residents on the issues at hand. You can follow our Facebook page too at: https://www.facebook.com/LWVUV.

Please join us at our meetings. Check our calendar often: https://lwvuv.wordpress.com/calendar/. Democracy needs active supporters!

Thank you! Have a great end of 2016 and the best 2017!!

Douglas County Libraries – Plan B??

Please attend the important meeting regarding your county libraries on Tuesday evening, Nov. 29 at 6:30 PM.15069155_1660956123929973_1907479140183272802_o

Celebrating Democracy at Jasmine’s!

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley thank you for attending last night’s Soiree at Jasmine’s Event Center! We had a great time and a delicious meal by Jasmine.

Thank you for coming!

Check back next week for more photos, but here are a few now:

No Pipelines!

Save the Date and Bring Your Plate
November 13, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Douglas County Main Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburgamericana-69

Unified in our opposition against the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline [PCGP], Landowners United, Pipeline Awareness Southern Oregon, and Rogue Climate will be hosting a casual and informational afternoon to update landowners and the public on current activities surrounding the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG Energy Projects. Both projects remain denied by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FERC] and yet the State of Oregon and Douglas County Commissioners’ allow permits and permitting processes to continue in spite of the fact that without FERC approval there can be no project. It makes no sense!

There will be informational tabling by organizations involved in opposition efforts against the Pipeline and a panel discussion featuring speakers who can offer insights and answer questions about where we are today regarding Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami threats, Department of State Lands and Department of Environmental Quality Permits and the Douglas County Conditional Use Permit. Landowners continue to be pressured by land agents working for Veresen, Inc., the Canadian Company who now has the controlling interest in the PCGP. We know they are securing title reports and targeting landowners with liens against their properties. Offers are worded to suggest that signing incentives are separate from the main proposal but are instead included in the total easement deal.

Please join us on November 13th, for a good old fashioned community potluck – break bread with your neighbors and find out what’s next in protecting the privacy and property in your community. Bring your favorite dish to share, your own plates, utensils and beverage of choice. We will provide coffee, water and the latest news. Share your story, share your company!

Read the complete November Newsletter!

Get Your Ballot In By 8PM Today!

All registered voters have until 8pm tonight to submit their ballots.

Link to Drop Box Locations

Link to Local Ballot Measures information

Link to Voters’ Pamphlet by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.

Thank you for Voting!!

Don’t Forget to Vote for Library District Directors!

There are six Douglas County citizens running for five Library Board positions. Be sure to vote for that part of creating our new library district as well as for Measure 10-145.

All of the candidates listed on your ballot are trustworthy and competent supporters. However, with the five positions and six candidates it is possible that write-in candidates who oppose the measure may be elected to the board. Two such write-in candidates are currently hoping to get on the new library system’s board of directors and both are staunch anti-tax adherents who oppose our measure. We urge you to choose any of the five people whose names are on the ballot, but please be sure to fill in those little ovals.

Find candidate statements at: www.saveourlibraries.org/candidate

See all of the Library Minute posts in our archive – http://saveourlibraries.org/Minute

World Day of Listening — Friday, Oct. 21

Attention LWVUV Members!

alert-signThis Friday, Oct. 21, in honor of the World Day of Listening, League members are invited to gather from 11:30am to 1:30pm for a conversation together. Bring a friend if you want to. We’ll meet at 428 SE Chadwick, Roseburg, OR.

Drinks and snacks will be available. Both listeners and talkers welcome!

Questions? Call Anna at 541-440-3075, or email at vawillman@gmail.com.

A message from your President, Jenny Carloni

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