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UPCOMING EVENTS:


September 14: Fall Kick-off featuring Robin Teater, Director of Healthy Democracy

October 18-21: Unit Meetings: Ballot Measures

 

 

Welcome to Attaining our 60th Year!

Libby Medley, Program/Events Chair
Welcome back to a special year of celebrations and challenges! This year we celebrate 60 years since our local League began its first year as a full-fledged League in 1956-57 under the very capable leadership of Virginia Campbell (see memoriam).
This year we also rededicate ourselves to serving Oregonians, as we respond to the recurrent questioning of popular opinions. Once an 8-year-old Virginia asked the NY Sun about Santa Claus; now the League of Women Voters hears: “I am concerned. Some of my friends say there is no democracy; so voting doesn’t matter. As a trusted organization, please tell me the truth; is there a democracy?”

Yes, Virginia, there is a representative democracy. It exists as certainly as our nation is run on the basis of law established in the Constitution. Voting matters and will continue to matter as long we hold our founders’ vision to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the common good. We work to keep this vision alive.

September Celebration!

Robin Teater, Executive Director of Healthy Democracy, will speak about the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed in 2007 to strengthen Oregon’s ballot initiative process. The League strongly supports their Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR), which uses randomly selected citizen panels to carefully deliberate the pros and cons of selected ballot measures. Learn how the idea developed and why other states view this Oregon process as a model for initiative reform.

  • Wednesday, September 14| 5:30 PM dinner from The Olive Garden
  • Oswego Pointe Club House, 5050 Foothills Drive, Lake Oswego
  • $12.00 | RSVP by September 12 to:
    Sonja KolliasĀ  503-636-2187 | vskollias@aol.com
  • DIRECTIONS: Take State Street to Foothills Road; follow Foothills Road to a 3-way stop; keep right; go downhill to left-turn lane; turn left onto Foothills Drive; building straight ahead is the Club House.

ASK a friend or acquaintance to come and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship, as we learn about opportunities to be involved in the LWV this year and explore one way our democracy is alive and well!

P.O. Box 411, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 | Contact us: lwvclackamas@lwvclackamas.org
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