Opportunities For Service
- Join the League of Women Voters Today! Membership Form
- Do research for a League study. The local League participates in studies on three levels, local, state, and national.
- Be a part of a Candidates’ Forum. The local League sponsors or cosponsors objective well-run non-partisan candidates’ forums for primary and general elections.
- Be a part of a Ballot Measure Presentation. The local League conducts unbiased educational ballot measure presentations regularly held for the public.
- Be a part of the Observer Corps. Participants attend public meetings, observe and report to the board of directors.
LOCAL, STATE & NATIONAL STUDIES
Once a year each local League has the opportunity to suggest a one to two year study on which local League members research and prepare a final report. The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) decided at the Convention 2015 to study hard rock mining in Oregon and do an update of the Elections Method Study done in 2008.
For more information in general on state studies, visit the League’s VoteOregon Study website.
Our monthly general meetings offer education on important issues to League members and the community. We also sponsor or co-sponsor public forums on topics of interest or on areas where the League is conducting studies such as the LWVUS’s three studies on constitutional amendments, redistricting, and money in elections. This next year we will seek to achieve consensus on a number of those studies. Also the state League voted at the Convention 2015 last May to study Hard Rock Mining and an Elections Method Study Update.
To encourage League members to work for legislative changes in areas where we have positions. See LWVOR, the state League’s website.
Find out what’s going on in your local government. Represent the League by attending local public meetings to observe meeting process and learn about community decision making. And it is an easy way to be informed, support your League and stay in touch with governing bodies.
Attend a Douglas County Commissioners meeting (held once a week on Wednesdays), or a Roseburg City council meeting, a School Board meeting, or a Douglas County planning commission meeting. Take notes while you’re there. Refrain from making any statements; we are there only as observers, not to participate. Please fill out the short report form and forward it to the League. That’s it. Consider participating in this way. Contact a board member.
In order for our League to accomplish this work we need the help of our members and our community supporters. Would You Like to be Part of the Solution? Want to be informed? Join the League of Women Voters!