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.

League’s Voters’ Guides are Available Now!

Voters-Guide-Primary2016League of Women Voters of Oregon statewide Voters’ Guides are now available. There are a limited number of hard copies. A few Voters’ Guides will be located at the Douglas County Elections office as of Tuesday 4/26/16, and at the Douglas County Public Library as well. There are a few copies at While Away Book now store on Harvard Ave in Roseburg.

Hard copy Voters’ Guides will also be distributed to Umpqua Valley League members at their Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 28, Noon at Elmer’s Restaurant. Be sure to attend this important meeting. Non-members are also welcome. For more information, call [541] [672] [1914].

Voters’ Guides are also available online here –> http://lwvor.org/front-page/voteresources/voters-guides-and-info/

Fix IT Movie Comes to Roseburg!

The Fix It Movie … is a powerful new documentary film that reaches across the political and ideological divide to explore healthcare reform from the perspective of business owners and the economic well-being of our nation.

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This film will be shown in Roseburg on ~

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 7pm
Douglas County Public Library
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR

Discussion will follow with facilitators:

  • Dr. Michael C. Huntington, MD, Corvallis, OR, retired Radiation Oncologist
  • Lee Mercer, Silverton, OR, Main Street Alliance of Oregon and
    Healthcare For All Oregon

Refreshments provided. Free to the public. For more information, call 541-459-2189.

Click here to download the PDF flyer and post it somewhere to help out!

Thank you!

Douglas County Commissioner Candidate’s Forum

You’re Invited!

To a Douglas County Commissioner Position No. 1 Candidates’ Forum being held by the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express,
375 W. Harvard Blvd, Roseburg, OR

Come listen to questions and answers you won’t hear at other candidate forums. The audience will hear from candidates and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 541-672-1914 or email jennifer.carloni@gmail.com

Save the Library – Buy Books!

Support the Public Library

Support the Public Library

Your League April & May Newsletter

The latest League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley newsletter has just been issued. You can read it cliparti1_newsletter-clipart_02here or on our Publications page.

Listening Tour Page Added

News Flash!

The Listening Tour web page has just been posted on this website here. Please note a Listening Tour practice session is coming up on Tuesday, March 15 at 6PM to 8PM at the local Unitarian Church, 2167 NW Watters Street in Roseburg. Please attend!

For more information, contact Anna Willman at vawillman [@]  gmail.com or call [541] [543] [6568].

Great Schools, Great Communities

Flier-50Forum Will Address Crisis in School Funding

Oregon schools suffer from chronic underfunding, and it will take engaged citizens to turn things around, contend the organizers of Great Schools, Great Communities. This community forum, open to everyone, is coming to Umpqua Valley on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Read The News-Review article here. And see the new website here

“For too long our children have suffered the consequences of Oregon’s inability to adequately fund our public schools,” said Robin Wisdom, treasurer of the LWV of Umpqua Valley and one of the organizers of the event. “Great Schools, Great Communities is a call to make Oregon a place where all children receive the quality education they deserve.”

Great Schools, Great Communities is a joint effort by the League of Women Voters of Oregon (www.lwvor.org) and the Oregon Center for Public Policy (www.ocpp.org) to engage communities across the state on the subject of school funding. The event provides an overview of the current state of Oregon schools and how we got here, while offering a platform for discussing ideas of how to solve to the funding problem.

“We know that for our kids to have the schools they need to succeed, Oregonians must demand change,” said Robin Wisdom. “So attend the forum and share your ideas on how to move forward.”

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

Please attend! For more information contact Robin Wisdom at [541] [672] [6982] or email her at rwisdom [@] jeffnet.org. Refreshments will be served.

Early Teaching Project Gets Underway

The first training opportunity is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the second is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 15.

Both trainings will take place at the Martha Young Family Service Center in the United Community Action Network Conference Room, 280 Kenneth Ford Drive in Roseburg.

For more information read The News-Review article here.

For even more information, contact the League at [541] [672] [1914].

Great Schools, Great Communities

Flier-50Forum Will Address Crisis in School Funding

Oregon schools suffer from chronic underfunding, and it will take engaged citizens to turn things around, contend the organizers of Great Schools, Great Communities. This community forum, open to everyone, is coming to Umpqua Valley on March 10, 2016.

“For too long our children have suffered the consequences of Oregon’s inability to adequately fund our public schools,” said Robin Wisdom, treasurer of the LWV of Umpqua Valley and one of the organizers of the event. “Great Schools, Great Communities is a call to make Oregon a place where all children receive the quality education they deserve.”

Great Schools, Great Communities is a joint effort by the League of Women Voters of Oregon (www.lwvor.org) and the Oregon Center for Public Policy (www.ocpp.org) to engage communities across the state on the subject of school funding. The event provides an overview of the current state of Oregon schools and how we got here, while offering a platform for discussing ideas of how to solve to the funding problem.

“We know that for our kids to have the schools they need to succeed, Oregonians must demand change,” said Robin Wisdom. “So attend the forum and share your ideas on how to move forward.”

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

Seating is limited. The deadline to reserve is Tuesday, March 8. Contact Jenny Carloni to reserve your spot at [541] [672] [1914]. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Robin Wisdom, [541][672][6982], rwisdom [@] jeffnet.org.

Have you heard about ETP?

Last night community members met to learn about ETP. What’s that? It is the Early Teaching Project that is now being offered in Roseburg and Douglas County. The Early Teaching Program (ETP) teaches parents to read effectively with their children thereby enabling their children to exceed in life. There’s strong evidence shown in several studies … Continue reading

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