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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Spring Newsletter

LWV Umpqua Valley’s Spring newsletter is now online.

You can read it here.

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Candidate Forums

You can check here for current LWV Umpqua Valley Candidate forum information.

All candidates forums are nonpartisan and unbiased. All candidates are treated the same and given the same information and opportunity to inform the public.

Upcoming:

Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 7:00- 8:30 PM at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave, in Roseburg. This forum will feature the slate of candidates running for the open seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Nine candidates have filed and have been invited to attend.

This event is free of charge, all are welcome. No campaign materials are permitted.

Be sure to come early!

For more information email lwvuv.info @ gmail.com or call [541]-[672]-[1914].


And the Candidates are . . .

Douglas County, OR – Position 2 – Four-year term
Tim J Freeman 541-580-7545 time@timfreeman.us
Rita Harris 541-378-7543 ritafordouglascount@gmail.com
Ashley Hicks 541-670-1666 ahicks@cityofroseburg.org
Victor J Petrucci 541-671-1965 victor@monstervintage.com
Brandy Stone 541-673-7709 goldenchachi@gmail.com

Douglas County, OR – Position 3 – Four-year term
Chris Boice 541-430-8699 chris@boice4douglascounty.com
James Hoyt 541-530-1497 jimhoyt420@yahoo.com
Jason Leeper 541-817-6830 jason_leeper@yahoo.com
Jeremy Salter 541-583-0533 jeremy@jeremysalter.org

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Join Us for A Community Conversation

Join us for a community conversation in response to #MeToo.

Let’s discuss your view of the #MeToo movement and how it affects you and others around a friendly table of community members.   

What positive steps can we take in Douglas County in response to the #MeToo movement?

  • Be part of the change.
  • Make your voice heard.
  • Discuss in a supportive, small group setting, and
  • Contribute to the larger conversation
  • All genders welcome & open to the public. 

Tuesday, March 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Umpqua Valley Arts Center
1624 W. Harvard Ave, Roseburg

  • This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley.
  • The meeting is free and open to the public. Light snacks provided.
  • For more information, call 541-672-1914

Download the poster and pass it around!

 

Upcoming League Events

The League has a great list of events upcoming all open to the public and free of charge.

We hope you will join us on the following dates from 7PM to 8:30PM at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg.

  • On January 23, the League will hold its annual program planning meeting. This is an important League function that is done by Leagues all over the country. Please come see what the League is about even if you’re not a member. All are welcome.
  • On February 20, please come and learn more about the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocates) from Katherine Elisar. This program is very important to children whose lives intersect the legal system in our county.
  • On March 20, we will hold an interactive forum and ask the question, “How Do We Relate to Each Other Without Offending?” Due to recent controversy around the misconduct allegations and origin the #MeToo movement, we will discuss personal and social boundaries.

All community members are welcome to attend any one or all of the above events.

And don’t forget to Vote! Election Day is Jan. 23! Make Your Voice Heard!

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Martin Luther King Day of Service

Today marks an American federal holiday, the celebration of the birthdate of a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year the holiday actually lands on his birthday, Jan. 15. Otherwise, the day is scheduled to be celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January.MLK-Jr-quote

Martin Luther King, Jr., did so much for our nation, in speaking out about injustice, equality, and dignity for all. He gave his life. We owe him much for where we are now as Americans. We need to keep going, speaking out for all people, especially those who have no voice, no power.

This day is known as a day of citizen action and participation in our communities, and as a day of citizen engagement in our democracy in the United States and around the world. Other countries celebrate King as well.

Please join the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley in honoring King’s memory and life today.

 

Our Children’s Journey

Please attend “Climate Change: David vs. Goliath — Our Children’s Journey”

Our Children's Journey

  • Wed., January 10, 2018
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • 375 W Harvard, Roseburg

Happy New Year!

May the New Year bring happiness, peace, and prosperity.

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LWV Umpqua Valley’s board of directors wishes all county residents a happy and prosperous 2018. We thank you for your support and
we vow to continue to address the needs of the community here in Douglas County, Oregon, mainly through open communication and shining light on issues.

May our respect for one another engender dialogue, cooperation, and understanding. 

The Board of Directors, LWVUV

Another Chance to Learn About #M101

Thank you for attending today’s public forum on Ballot Measure 101. Oregonians will vote on this measure on Jan. 23’s special election. Please see our photos from today’s forum at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg. Presenters were Anna Willman and Rick Staggenborg, League members. If you missed today’s very informative forum that explained … Continue reading

Ballot Measure #101 Forum

Learn about the Ballot Measure #101 at a League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley forum.

The forum will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 2PM to 3PM at the Umpqua Valley Art Center in Roseburg, OR.

imagesThis is a rather complex healthcare measure that could use some explaining and discussion. Therefore, your League will present the facts. There will be time for Q & A. This is an educational forum open to the public. 

The measure’s title is “Approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums. (Referendum Order by Petition of the People)”.

Download or view the measure in PDF form here.

Here’s a link to the state League’s Voters’ Guide.

Election Day is Jan. 23. Get your ballot in. The last day to register to is Jan. 2nd. Get Registered! Call the County Clerk’s office for more information –> 541-440-4252.

Member Social Dec. 12

All LWV Umpqua Valley members are invited to attend a special Member Social on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 5PM to 7PM the Unitarian Church on Watters Street in Roseburg.

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There will be social and networking time, refreshments, introductions, a short video, and a short PowerPoint presentation about the history of our local League. Your photo may be in it! Also, we will visit League websites online and Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS).

Come for fun! Bring a friend who might like to learn more about the League.

Please RSVP by calling 541-672-1914.

 

Tickets will go on sale soon!

Garden Tour 2018June 16th, 2018