Oregon’s 2018 Statewide Housing Plan

Oregon’s 2018 Statewide Housing Plan prepared by Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) after research and a listening tour across the state is linked here:  https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/pages/oshp.aspx. 
OHCS will solicit feedback at November and December meetings, including one in Eugene on Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-12 noon, location TBA. Folks also can provide input in an online survey, available at the same link.
While no surprises in the report, it’s a good compilation of data, problem identification and overarching goals. Translating all of that into action is  dilemma.

Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances

Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances

Marge Easley, LWVOR Gun Safety Portfolio

You may have noticed the alarming trend to place Second Amendment Protection (SAP) Ordinances on the ballot in many Oregon counties. This is part of a nationwide effort, led by gun rights groups and spurred on by the Patriot movement and the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), to grant county sheriffs the authority to determine the constitutionality of federal and state firearm laws and decide which gun laws not to enforce. Read More


Think Before you Ink!

Initiative Petition 22, “Stop Oregon Sanctuaries”

You should know IP 22, Stop Oregon Sanctuaries,” is currently under Secretary of State investigation for misrepresentation of its intent to signers. If you feel you were misled in signing to support sanctuaries, email elections.sos@oregon.gov. They cannot remove your signature. The League has gotten complaints of ongoing violations. See our Think Before You InkThe League urges you to read petitions carefully. Only sign if you are sure you understand and agree with them. Otherwise- Decline to Sign! 

10 Ways You Can Help Defend Our Democracy

It more important now to be involved in your local, state and national political activities. Here are 10 ways to get involved.  Read details

 “Because we tend to be biased in favor of our viewpoint, it is important to keep the standard of fairness at the forefront of our thinking. This is especially important when the situation may call on us to see things we don’t want to see, or give something up that we want to hold onto.”
Linda Elder, The Miniature Guide to critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools

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Voter Suppression Can Impact Outcomes

Chris Carlson, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States:

“We recognize the importance of a peaceful transfer of power as a hallmark of a functioning democracy, and we recognize that we have one of the best election systems and democracies in the world, but we also need to say it out loud:  This election was rigged.  And it needs to stop,” for more information go to lwv.org