March 12: Visit to CountyCommissioners
March 16: General Meeting
March 27: Lunch & Learn
March General Meeting
Monday March 16
Oswego Point Condominium Clubhouse
5065 Foothills Rd., Lake Oswego
In a preview of the recently issued LWVOR study, Children at Risk: Early Learning Early Intervention, Karen Gorton and League member, Diane Meisenheimer, of the Clackamas County Early Childhood Committee will update our members on the Clackamas County Early Learning Hub. The Clackamas County website describes the committee as follows:
The Clackamas County Early Childhood Committee (CCECC) is a standing subcommittee of the Commission on Children & Families. Their goal is to promote positive child development, quality child care, parent education, and family stability for young children, age prenatal to 9, and their families. The committee consists of community members, area service providers, and representatives from local government agencies, encouraging increased quality child care child, abuse and neglect prevention and intervention, and the development of nurturing and positive parent/child interaction.
Discussion and consensus on this important study will occur in our April unit meetings.
Resolution in Support of Gun Violence Prevention Efforts
At their February 19 business meeting, the Board of Clackamas County Commissioners are voting on “A Resolution in the Matter of Supporting Second Amendment Rights.” The League of Women Voters of Clackamas County would like to go on the record as opposing this resolution. Although the League has a long history of upholding the individual liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, we feel that the intent of this resolution goes well beyond an affirmation of the Second Amendment.
Our view is that the resolution sets up a highly divisive line in the sand in opposition to common sense efforts at the state and federal levels to prevent gun violence. We believe this uncompromising stance is counter to the mission of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and to goals set forth in Clackamas County’s strategic plan (specifically those related to domestic violence and to violent crime). The League has therefore submitted to the Board of Commissioners an alternate resolution (www.lwvclackamas.org), which we believe more accurately reflects not only Clackamas County’s goals for public health and safety but also the fact that 87 percent of Oregon voters support background checks on all gun purchases.
The full text of the resolution can be found here.