UPCOMING EVENTS:April 20 - general meeting on the state of gun safety legislation in Oregon
April 29- Lunch & Learn- Speaker Cyndie Glazer, “Behind the Scenes of Lake Oswego Reads”
May 14 – Anmnual Meeting: Speaker: Dr. Beck, Superintendent LO Schools
June 3-5 - LWVs of Oregon and Washington Joint Council
June 11 – Patio Party
April General Meeting:
WHERE: Oswego Heritage House,
Join us for a look at where Oregon and the U.S. currently stand on gun violence prevention (GVP) efforts. We are fortunate to have Penny Okamoto, executive director of Ceasefire Oregon, as our guest speaker. Many of you may remember Penny’s presentation to our League several years ago, and we welcome her back to give us an up-to-date look at Oregon laws, the successes and setbacks of GVP organizations since Sandy Hook and Roseburg, and how we might achieve common ground by focusing on safe storage and suicide prevention.
Marge Easley, who has worked on gun safety for the LWVOR Action Committee, will also be on hand to answer questions about the League’s role in combatting gun violence. We look forward to a lively discussion on an issue that continues to be one of the most polarizing topics in our country today.
In partnership with Tualatin Valley Community TV (TVCTV), the League will once again be videotaping candidate interviews that will air on Comcast’s government access channels 28 and 30 prior to the May 17th Primary Election. TVCTV’s viewing area includes Washington County and parts of Clackamas County, including West Linn, Lake Oswego, and Rivergrove.
We have invited 30 local candidates from these areas to participate in eight minute interviews conducted by LWVCC member Marge Easley on April 11-15 at the TVCTV studio in Beaverton. Voter Service Chair Katie Lu will be there to welcome candidates and offer refreshments, but if you’d like to help, too, please let one of us know.