This is a public event available to all citizens.

To get case study documents , email development@lwvlc.org. These should be read prior to the case study. Knowing and understanding our constitution is the responsibility of every citizen. Join us.

 

 

 

 

Gun Safety Legislation

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Lift Every Voice Oregon is sponsoring a ballot initiative to reduce gun violence. Initiative Petition 17 is requiring all firearm purchasers to have a permit to buy a firearm. Before issuance, the permit applicant must successfully complete a background check (regardless of how long it takes), as well as pass both a firearm safety training class and a live-fire training session. And no magazines over 10 rounds can be purchased or sold after the effective date of the Act.

 If this is something you support, you can help get this initiative on the ballot in November. It requires 140,000 signatures by July 8. You can print IP17 heresign it, and mail it inThere is also a need for volunteers to gather signatures. 

 In addition, Initiative Petition 18, calls for a ban on military style semiautomatic weapons such as those most often used in mass shootings. This will be referred to the Oregon Legislature next year, but you can also print IP18 heresign it, and mail it in.

Civics

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History Studies

The Harvard Case Method Institute, which began at the Harvard Business School, trains high school teachers of history, social studies, and civics at no cost, using actual cases from our government’s inception to the present day. Professor David Moss of the Harvard Business School writes about our country’s many conflicts and the outcomes, both positive and negative. The cases provide historical context, and student discussions are an integral part of this transformative method of teaching civics. The LWVLC has nominated three teachers in Lane County who have completed the program and will teach cases this academic year. For more information about the Case Method Institute, please visit their website:

https://www.hbs.edu/case-method-project/Pages/default.aspx

LWVOR Legislative Reports

There is a lot of important things happening in the legislature. Your state league has been extremely busy. Climate change, candidate filing update to laws, education are just a few of the items address in this report.

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