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.

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House & Senate Candidates Fair Video Now Online

Video Now Online: Oregon House Districts #2 & #7 and Oregon Senate District #1 Candidates Fair

The Candidates Fair was held in the evening on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg, Oregon. Thank you All for attending!

Candidates include:

Megan Salter Senate House District #2
Christy Inskip House District #7
Cedric Hayden House District #7
Shannon Souza Senate District #1

Also see The News-Review report on Oct. 17.

Thank you, Frosland Photography, for the video!

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Roseburg Council Candidates Video is Up

The video of the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for Roseburg City Council Wards 2 & 4 is now online. See below. paul-dufour-500191-unsplash

And don’t forget to check your registration to vote! Tomorrow Oct. 16 is the last day to register to vote in Oregon. Register here.

See Vote411.org – this is the League’s online voting information service that covers the whole country.

Also on Tuesday, Oct. 16, we will hold the last candidates’ forum before the Nov. 6 election. Please attend this Candidates’ Fair for Oregon House Districts 2 & 7 and Oregon Senate District 1 candidates.

Photo by Paul Dufour on Unsplash.

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Candidate Fair Oct 16

Please attend the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s Candidate Fair on —

Tuesday, Oct. 16
7PM to 8:30PM
Holiday Inn Express

375 W Harvard in Roseburg, OR

State legislative candidates Cedric Hayden, Christy Inskip, Megan Salter and Shannon Souza are all invited to this Candidate Fair.

The public is invited to attend, hear the candidates’ ideas for improving our state, and ask pertinent questions in a casual setting.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more Information call 541-672-1914 or 541-672-6982.

Roseburg City Council Forum Oct. 11

Please attend the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s Candidates Forum on Thursday Oct. 11 to be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 375 W. Harvard in Roseburg.flagwaving

Roseburg City Council candidates will be answer questions posed by the moderator and from the audience.

This is an educational forum is that free and open to the public. For more information, email us at lwvuv.info@gmail.com.

Commissioner Forum Now Online

Listen to Douglas County Commissioner candidates at the League of Women Voters’ forum.

A video recording of the Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum that was held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg, Oregon is now available for viewing on the League’s YouTube channel.

The video is about 90 minutes long. Enjoy & be informed. Don’t forget to vote! Election Day is Nov. 6, 2018.

Thanks to Frosland Photography for creating the video.

 

 

Candidate Forums for Douglas County

The League of Women Voters of the Umpqua Valley has scheduled three candidates forums, all to be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 375 W. Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, on the following dates.

October 2 – Douglas County Commissioner Candidates

October 11 – Roseburg City Council Candidates

October 16 – State Representative and Senate Candidates

All forums begin at 7PM and will end near 8:30PM. These nonpartisan educational forums are free and open to the public.

Please come prepared with questions to ask your candidates.

Are You Registered to Vote? Better check!

October 16, 2018 is the last day to register in the State of Oregon.electoral-college

To be on the safe side and to make sure you are registered at the correct address, check your registration at the Secretary of State’s website  — here.

Ballots will be mailed out Oct. 17 – Oct. 22. The
General Election is on Nov. 6.

The League and No LNG

The state League of Women Voters of Oregon, along with four local Leagues, Rogue Valley, Klamath Falls, Coos County, and Umpqua Valley, submitted comments on August 15, 2018 requesting denial of all permitting applications.1532567086475

The League of Women Voters of Oregon —

 “believes that natural resources should be managed as interrelated parts of life-supporting ecosystems. Resources should be conserved and protected to assure their future availability. Pollution of these resources should be controlled in order to preserve the physical, chemical and biological integrity of ecosystems and to protect public health.” The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) “. . . opposes degradation of all of Oregon’s surface and ground water. . . .” and declares that climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our generation. 

We must protect the natural resources we have now. We must stand in solidarity!

Please read the League’s complete comments here.

 

New Transportation District

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, during the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners Business Meeting, concerning the formation of a county-wide transit district.

The meeting will begin at 9:00 am in Room 216 of the Douglas County Courthouse located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.Douglas County, Oregon Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
1036 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg
Room 216
9AM

The County is proposing the formation of a non-taxing transit district to provide a transportation dedicated entity to manage public transportation funding and public transportation enhancement decisions.

All interested persons may appear and be heard.

Contact Tamara Osborne, Crisis Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)(541) 670-2804 cell – (541) 957-4896 office – tjosborn@co.douglas.or.us

And They Stood Up!

There are activists in Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon. And they stood up for what they know is right!

Keep families together! We must continue to voice our outrage at what’s going on at the border to children and families. It’s not over yet.

The News-Review recapped the protest event that took place on Sat., June 30, 2018 here.

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Spring Garden Tour 2019

Save the Date!! 

June 15, 2019