February 19: General Meeting
February 22: Day at the Legislature
February General Meeting: “Working to Make Oregon’s Tax System Fairer?”
WHEN: Friday, February 19, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
You won’t want to miss our February General Meeting. Please come at 1:00 p.m. to take part in a brief LWVUS Program Planning session. (See the Program Planning information in this issue of the Clackson on pages 2 and 5.)At 2:00 p.m. our speaker will be Jody Wiser, a former educator and the founder of Tax Fairness Oregon, whose mission is to "reform Oregon’s tax code so that it serves the common good, not special interests." She will share her organization’s key accomplishments on behalf of taxpayers in the last dozen years and give us her perspective on current hot topics, including the troubled state of Oregon’s energy tax credit program. The public is invited to hear Jody speak, so please feel free to invite your friends to that portion of the meeting.
WHERE: Provincial House (Auditorium, 2nd floor), Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, Holy Names Dr., Lake Oswego
Day at the Legislature
The 2016 Legislative Session is a brief one, convening on February 1, so activity will be fast and furious in the next few weeks as the state’s action team gets into high gear. Stay tuned for action alerts that will appear in your inbox, and be ready to contact legislators on issues the League cares about.
The best way to stay informed about bills the League is supporting is to attend Day at the Legislature at the Capitol on February 22. The registration form is included on page 8 of this issue, or register online at http://lwvor.org/event/day-at-the-legislature-2016-2/. If you’d like to join a carpool, please contact Marge Easley (firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-638-7023). You are also encouraged to read the LWVOR Legislative Report, which will be sent twice during the session via email to League members and is also found at www.lwvor.org .