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The Voter Newsletter  |  November 2021  |  Vol. 26, Issue 4
In This Issue
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> A Note From Our President
> Help Us Succeed on Giving Tuesday
> Panel Will Discuss Refugees
> Membership Matters: Time to Renew!
> Newsletter Raffle Winner
> LWV Supports Public Safety Programs
> LWV Letters on City Gov't Reform
> Metro Begins Work on Housing Bond
> Attend the Action Committee Meeting
> How a Housing Land Trust Works
> Attend the Housing Interest Meeting
> Members Rep LWV in High Places
> Attend a Civics for Adults Workshop
> Weigh in on Local Redistricting Plans
> Help Register Voters Dec. 1!
> Recap: Our Civics Teaching Event
> Honoring Our Volunteers
> Units Share Their LWV Stories
> Volunteer Roundup
> Calendar at a Glance
> Contact Us

  PRESIDENT'S COLUMN  

Activating a ‘Spirit of Inquiry’

By Debbie Kaye, LWVPDX President

My high school recently presented its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The three recipients all spoke about the importance of inquiry in their education and throughout their diverse professional careers.

The League is all about inquiry! We ask if governance systems are working as well as possible — then, we study the issue with an open spirit of inquiry and share that new information through reports and action. We wonder about healthcare in the future, solutions for unhoused people, and how our systems of immigration support refugees — then, we present panels of experts to educate League members and the community. The League knows that voters have questions about when and how to vote, and about candidates and ballot measures. Our Voter Service team provides nonpartisan information on multiple platforms, from Vote411.org to the telephone. When “inquiring minds want to know,” the League is ready!

In another form of inquiry, your LWVPDX board had a retreat in September focusing on our League stories. We wanted to know why and how each of us joined the organization, how we believe the community regards our work, and how we describe the League’s purpose. We then asked our members the same questions in the October Discussion Units. In my Discussion Unit (6), we heard wonderful stories of people joining because the League provides the nonpartisan information they want, studies issues deeply, and offers ways to engage with elected officials and with the community. Attendees also mentioned learning new skills and making new friends through volunteering.

I hope many of you were able to participate in these enriching and enlightening conversations. If your League story has gone unheard so far, please send me a note (president@lwvpdx.org). We will use this information in a number of ways. Examples include developing a case statement for fundraising, such as for Giving Tuesday (please help us by sharing our posts on social media), grant proposals, and encouraging people to join.

Does the League activate your spirit of inquiry? When we do program planning in January – examining our current positions and considering issues we want to learn more about – I hope you will present your ideas for issues our organization should look into.

Along with our board of directors, I am grateful for your contributions to the League's important work for our community. Best wishes for a warm and happy Thanksgiving.
We’re the League — and we’ve got you covered! Take shelter with reliable, nonpartisan civics information from LWVPDX.
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  DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS  

Join Us on Giving Tuesday: Nov. 30


By Linda H. Mantel, Development Chair


What is Giving Tuesday?

It’s the antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or as I call them, Spending Friday and Grabbing Monday). Giving Tuesday is about global giving with local impact — making a difference for the organizations that you care about. Social media helps inspire collective generosity and spread the word about organizations that are committed to improving their communities (like the League!).
 

How Does LWVPDX Participate?

Under an umbrella theme, we’ll use our website and social media channels to share our story: how we study current issues, inform the public and policymakers about our findings, advocate for best governance practices, and do it all in a nonpartisan context. Recently we’ve focused on climate action, police accountability, and city government reform; a successful Giving Tuesday will support these ongoing efforts. Donations will also kick-start Voter Service ahead of 2022 elections — plans that include the rollout of new voter guide podcasts.


What People Say About Us

  • The League is independent — people trust us
  • We are an invaluable source of good information
  • We focus on issues, not candidates
  • Our Voter’s Guides are an excellent election tool
  • The League testifies with information based on thorough research
  • We empower voters and defend democracy!

How Can You Participate?

As always, you can donate online via our giving webpage or mail a donation check. But more importantly for Giving Tuesday, you can share our story. Specifically, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and re-share our posts with your networks — particularly those who are not League members. Our stories, as we have shared this fall, let people know the extent of our work and why they should support us. If you’re active online and can help amplify our voice, contact a member of the communications and social media team and ask to be notified when we share our Giving Tuesday content.
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  CIVIC EDUCATION  

November Civic Education Program: Immigration and Refugee Resettlement


Every year, Oregon offers new homes and a new start to hundreds of refugees who have escaped intolerable conditions in their home countries. Now as we prepare for the work of resettling as many as 200 new Afghan refugees, LWVPDX will present a panel discussion about the important ways in which Oregon helps immigrants and refugees.
 
Panelists include:
  • Shannon Singleton, Gov. Brown’s Director of Equity and Racial Justice
  • Matthew Westerbeck, Director of Refugee Services for Catholic Charities of Oregon
  • Lee Po Cha, Executive Director of Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
The live presentation will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7-8:30pm. Members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event. The program will also be recorded by MetroEast Community Media and available to stream on demand from our website or YouTube channel on or after Nov. 19.
Panelists Shannon Singleton, Matthew Westerbeck, and Lee Po Cha.
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  MEMBERSHIP MATTERS  

Deadline Approaching: Renew Your Membership Soon


By Mary McWilliams, Membership Chair

Membership Renewals

Members who have not renewed yet from last year have a grace period until late December 2021 to renew; this is so all members have at least a full year of membership, even if they joined in the last six months of 2020.

If you are uncertain about your membership, don’t hesitate to contact membership@lwvpdx.org.

Welcome New Members

Robin Denburg
Margo Fetz, rejoin
Joan Johnson
Barbara Kutasz
Sylvia Totzke


Currently LWVPDX has 239 new or renewed members for our League year that runs July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
 
Renew Your Membership Online
OCTOBER WINNER
Ruth Kratochvil
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  INTEREST GROUP  

Writing Letters of Support for Alternative Public Safety Programs


The Justice Interest Group remains busy following up on our new position on Portland Police accountability. The League submitted a letter to the mayor and city commissioners encouraging the expansion of the Portland Street Response program. We are working on an another letter to city commissioners recommending that additional funds be used to support an expanded Public Safety Support Specialist (PS3) program in the police bureau. PS3s are trained, unarmed employees who complete tasks such as diverting traffic around accidents, following up on abandoned car reports, and helping with equipment inventories.
 
As the city prepares for the fall budget adjustment, they discovered significantly more available funding than was previously projected and are determining how best to spend it. LWVPDX is recommending some of the money be put toward these two specific programs that promote community safety in line with our position. Both of our letters will be presented to Portland City Council at the Nov. 10 meeting by LWVPDX President Debbie Kaye (the letters will also be made available on our website). Justice Interest Group members are following up with phone calls and emails to the staff of city commissioners to reinforce our recommendations.
 
The Justice Interest Group also continues to have rewarding interviews with experts, asking them questions about the best ways to improve the culture within the Portland Police Bureau. If you’d like to join the vigorous efforts of our group, please contact Barbara Ross or chair James Ofsink.
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See All Our Recent Testimony

  ACTION REPORT  

League Advocates for Larger City Council, Innovative Council Elections


LWVPDX continues to follow the activity of the Portland City Charter Review. In October, we submitted two letters from our board, one to each of the commission’s subcommittees on elections and form of government.

Our letter on elections outlined the benefits of a larger city council of up to 12 members plus the mayor and discussed the pros and cons of district vs. city-wide races. The commission seems to agree with us about expanding the size of Portland City Council; exactly how large it might be is the next step they will consider. They are also considering election reforms, and we encouraged them to seek innovative election methods, such as such as ranked-choice voting and proportional representation that would encourage greater voter participation and create more reflective representation.

Our letter to the subcommittee on form of government includes suggestions to adopt a city manager role and to shift the city council from administrative duties to legislative ones, rather than handling both administrative and legislative duties as it does now.

To learn more about the charter review commission and the Leagues’ position and efforts, contact board member Audrey Zunkel-deCoursey at atlarge4@lwvpdx.org. To participate in upcoming listening sessions with the commission, register here.
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  ACTION REPORT  

Metro Begins Work on Regional Supportive Housing Bond Projects


By Debbie Aiona, Action Chair

Our October Action Committee guest, Nui Bezaire, provided an overview of the initial steps Metro and its three counties have taken to implement the supportive housing services measure voters passed in May 2021. Supportive housing includes permanent housing along with wraparound services. The services can include but are not limited to healthcare, addiction and recovery, employment, education, and rent subsidy. They are flexible and tailored to the specific needs of individuals and families. The Metro program focuses on chronically homeless people, defined as those with a disability who have been literally homeless for at least one year.
 
There are significant disparities among the chronically homeless, as BIPOC individuals and households are disproportionately affected; therefore, the intention is to lead with racial equity and work toward racial justice. This includes building capacity and developing a regional network among culturally specific providers.
 
Funding for the Metro Supportive Housing Services measure comes from a 1 percent income tax on earnings over $200K for joint filers or $125K for an individual. There is also a 1 percent tax on the net income of businesses with gross receipts over $5M. Tax collections began in 2021, so for now the counties are fronting the money to get the program started. Metro anticipates the tax will generate approximately $180M annually; Multnomah County expects to receive $68.5M in FY21/22.
 
Multnomah County’s goals for the first year include:
  • 800 placements in supportive housing
  • 1,400 households benefiting from short-term rent assistance and homelessness prevention
  • 300-400 shelter and transitional housing beds
  • 1,500 served through outreach and navigation services
In addition, the Metro and Portland affordable housing bonds are being used to construct much-needed subsidized units that will provide a safe and stable home for community members in need.
 

Recent Action Committee Activity


Oral Testimony on Reports at City Council Sessions
The League sent a letter signed by several other community organizations to Portland City Attorney Robert Taylor and Auditor Hull Caballero. The letter raises concerns about the lack of complete information regarding oral testimony on reports presented by the city attorney’s staff at city council sessions and on the council clerk’s website.
 
Body-Worn Cameras: Protecting Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
The League signed on to a letter to Portland City Council reminding them of the protections provided by ORS 181A.250. That statute prohibits collecting or maintaining information on people’s social, religious, or political affiliations when there is no reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct. We urged that if the body-worn cameras are adopted, strict guidelines be put in place to ensure that such recording is not done unless the statutory prerequisite of suspected criminal conduct exists.
 
Police Accountability Position & Justice Interest Group
See the report here.
 
City of Portland Charter Review Commission
See the report here.

  Join the November Action Committee Meeting  


Topic: Teenage Girls at Risk: Gender-Specific Programming for System-Involved Young Women
When: Friday, Nov. 19  |  1:30–3:30pm

Speaker: Speaker: Diane Brandsma has more than 30 years of experience working with system-affected youth and families whose lives have been deeply affected by trauma. Her experience includes serving as a direct care staff, clinician, administrator, and board member. Recent positions include directing girl-serving programs through Boys and Girls Aid Society and the Salvation Army White Shield Homes.

All League members are welcome to attend this Zoom meeting. If you are not on the Action Committee email list and would like to attend, please email Debbie Aiona (action@lwvpdx.org) for the Zoom link.
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  INTEREST GROUP  

Land Trust Affordable Housing Group Helps Expand Access to Homeownership


By Judy Froemke, Interest Group Member

At the October meeting of the Housing Interest Group, we heard from Diane Linn, Executive Director of Proud Ground since 2013. Diane was previously the Multnomah County Commissioner Chair and Director of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Formed in 1999, Proud Ground has a $1 million working budget focused on housing services for people historically denied access to home ownership — working families with low to moderate income. Through their group, 450 Portland families have become first-time homeowners. The Proud Ground Board of Directors includes a recipient of one of these homes and reflects the diversity of their clients.
 
Diane discussed the tremendous disparity in homeownership and unequal wealth opportunity. Most homeowners in Portland are white – reflecting the inequities the BIPOC community experiences in systemic racism. One third of the Proud Ground homes this year were purchased by Black and Latino families, located primarily in north and northeast Portland.
 
Diane shared the qualifications for and costs associated with a Proud Ground home, both by the organization and the homeowners. Proud Ground houses are purchased on the open market and outfitted with energy efficient appliances and weatherized. The land is held in trust, per the contract with the family, and 25% of the increased value of the home is returned to the family when it sells the home, enabling them to move on to another home; their home is then prepared for purchase by another Proud Ground family. Proud Ground stays with the family through all stages of homeownership.
 
Proud Ground partners with Habitat for Humanity to help families improve their “financial fitness;” the group also partners with developers such as Green Hammer. Inclusionary zoning requires developers of 20-unit apartment complexes to set aside 20% for affordable housing units; Proud Ground is working to have developers include affordable units in their 6- and 4-plex apartment buildings, too.

Interest Group Members:
Chair Donna Cohen, Claire Kordosky, Gwen Luhta, Kathy Casto, Marsha Gulick, Jean Johnson, Muriel Wentzein, Anne Davidson, Linda Fields, Carolyn Buppert, Vicenza Scarpaci, Judy Froemke.


Other Housing Interest Group Reports

  • The Downtown Neighborhood Association is supportive of 3200 Naito as one of the sites for the Safe Rest Villages, which is the topic of our next meeting.
  • Per Oregon law, renters can apply for a 90-day extension of rent due, and landlords must delay evictions by 90 days. Many people expecting eviction are leaving (evacuating) so that “eviction” is not on their records, though evictions are still happening all over the city.

  Join the November Housing Interest Group Meeting  


Topic: Safe Rest Villages in Portland
When: Monday, Nov. 15  |  5pm

Speaker: Chariti Li Montez, Homelessness Strategies Manager in City Commissioner Dan Ryan’s office, will discuss planning for Safe Rest Villages in Portland and will answer questions from the group. Please email Donna Cohen for a Zoom link if you’d like to join us!
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  MEMBER NEWS  

Member Tapped for Judicial Committee


The Multnomah Bar Association asked the League to recommend members to serve on its Judicial Screening Committee, and we are pleased to report that member Kathy Casto is now serving in that role. The screening committee comprises 21 members who work or reside in Multnomah County and assists the governor in the process of appointing highly qualified lawyers to be judges on the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Thank you for your volunteer service, Kathy!
 

Member Attends COP26 in Glasgow


The annual UN Climate Conference, COP26, is underway in Glasgow, Scotland, and five League representatives are attending this year as delegates for LWVUS. Our own LWVPDX member Robin Tokmakian is one of them; Robin is also a First Vice President for LWVOR and has been reporting from the conference daily. Her notes are compiled in the LWVOR Newsroom. We look forward to hearing from Robin when she returns!

  Attend a Civics Workshop  


When: Dec. 3  |  6:30-8pm

LWVPDX member Donna Cohen will teach a workshop on the Constitution: “Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise? Democracy, the Constitution and Representation in Congress.” Topics include early America, forming a country, the Bill of Rights, structural issues/representation, interpreting the Constitution, and changes to the Constitution. The program is free and virtual, sponsored by Tigard Public Library. Check for an online registration link via the library, two weeks prior to the date.
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  VOTER SERVICE  

Weigh in on Redistricting Plans for County & Metro Districts

By Chris Cobey (he/him), Voter Service Chair

Local redistricting continues!

Multnomah County
  • If you want to see the proposed County Commissioners’ districts, go here.
  • If you want to offer your comments on the proposed district, you have through Friday, Nov. 19, to do so online here.
Metro Regional Government
  • For the Metro Councilors’ proposed districts, go here.
  • And if you wish to comment on them, you can sign up to do so at one of two public hearings, on Nov. 9 and 10, here and submit written comments here by 5pm on Sunday, Nov. 14.

  Help Us Register Voters!  


When: Wednesday, Dec. 1  |  10:35-11:40

Join the Voter Registration team to help register voters and share information about the League at a high school event in SE Portland. To volunteer, contact Voter Service Chair Chris Cobey at voterservice@lwvpdx.org. Look for even more opportunities to volunteer with the Voter Service team in the coming months as we gear up for spring elections.
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Centennial High School teacher Philip Clarke conducted an outstanding Harvard Case Method discussion last month, sponsored by LWVPDX. Photos by member Elizabeth Davis.

  CIVIC EDUCATION  

Our Successful Harvard Case Method Discussion Promoted Civics Education


By Margaret Noel, Communications Chair

Our first public in-person event since March 2020 was small, but quite successful. On Oct. 24, Centennial High School teacher Philip Clarke conducted an outstanding case method discussion for a very engaged group of teachers, students, and League members. Philip led the audience through an analysis of how changing public attitudes from 1867 through 1965, along with court cases and protests, caused Black Americans to lose and then regain voting rights.
 
This Case Discussion of “Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights” was held in the spacious and well-ventilated great hall of The Laurelhurst Club. We required masks and proof of vaccination for all attendees. These precautions made the event feel very safe. The 24 attendees clearly enjoyed the delicious refreshments brought by League volunteers, as well as the lively, interactive discussion. All the teachers who attended said they are interested in using this method in their classes.
Our primary goal was to show high school social studies teachers the value of the case method for teaching U.S. history. We now are creating a short video about the case method, featuring interviews with audience members and a few scenes from the discussion. We will send this video to schools throughout Oregon, as well as the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Council for the Social Studies, the Oregon Education Association, and the Oregon School Boards Association.
We did not record the event itself, because the materials used for Harvard Case Discussions are copyrighted. If you are interested in participating in a case discussion, you can sign up for one being offered on Zoom by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich CT. This discussion will be at 4pm Pacific time on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The subject is James Madison and the Making of the Constitution. Participants are expected to read the case (15 pages) ahead of time. Register online.
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Student member and volunteer Callan Soraghan is interviewed for a video after our recent Harvard Case Method civics education event. Photo by member Elizabeth Davis.

  MEMBER NEWS  

Recognizing Our Volunteers: Student Member Callan Soraghan


By Margaret Noel, Communications Chair

As we return to “normal,” resume in-person meetings, and get ready for mid-term elections, we will depend even more on our dedicated volunteers. LWVPDX wants to recognize their important contributions to delivering our nonpartisan education and advocacy services to the people of Multnomah County.
 
Callan is a student member of LWVPDX. She is currently a senior at Cleveland High School and president of the National Honor Society there. Callan is 17 but already has registered to vote; she is looking forward to the May Primary Election, which will occur just after her 18th birthday.
 
Callan had a major role in helping us inform teachers and students about our recent program on the Harvard Case Method. She designed and helped distribute the beautiful and clear event flyer that we sent to schools in the Portland area. She also sent personal emails to social studies teachers at five high schools inviting them to attend. Callen then volunteered at the event, greeting attendees, handing out printed information, and participating in the recorded interviews for our new video about teaching with the case method. We know that — with Callan’s help — we reached many more teachers than those who attended in person because more than 160 people visited our webpage, Engaging Students in Civics & US History.
 
We are grateful to Callan for her interest in civics and the League. She is applying to colleges now, but we hope she will continue her involvement with LWVPDX this year — and continue as a League member wherever she goes in the future. She clearly has much to offer.

  UNITS UPDATE  

Units: Telling Our League Stories, Sharing Our League Experiences


By Judy Froemke, Discussion Units Coordinator

The participants at the six October Discussion Unit meetings each told their League “story” of when they joined the League, where they were at that time, and why they joined then. Some have been League members for more than 50 years, while a few joined this fall; most of us were somewhere in between. The reasons for joining and benefits of being in the League include:
  • associating with like-minded people with progressive ideas
  • learning about the workings of the government
  • having confidence in the well-researched studies and advocacy positions
  • being nonpartisan and issues-oriented
  • participating or having an awareness of the League’s action and advocacy
  • getting involved in grassroots activism
  • being proud of the League’s positive reputation with the public
Also discussed were some barriers to membership, such as these suggested attitudes in the public about the League:
  • the League of Women Voters is aging out
  • membership is for old, white, educated women
  • the need to recruit younger members
  • inability to campaign as individuals for candidates (Note: this applies only to some board officers)
  • our grassroots action is slow-moving
When you talk with someone about the League, what do you say? Pamela Clark of Discussion Unit 4 summed it up with this:
 

   "The League of Women Voters works to empower voters, defend democracy, and study important policy issues. We are a nonpartisan organization working to encourage transparent, good government practices by observing governmental bodies in action and working to influence policy makers in support of our consensus-oriented policy positions."   
 

Besides listening to others’ commitment to the League and renewing our own, these meetings gave us an opportunity to get better acquainted within our units and to brainstorm about ways to improve and enlarge the Portland League.

The November discussions will focus on immigration and refugee policies — the history and current law. Can you answer all the citizenship test questions? Please come and share your stories. Members and guests are welcome. See the calendar or our website for meeting dates and times; all meetings will be via Zoom.
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  Volunteer Roundup  

LWVPDX is always looking for volunteers! Volunteer opportunities announced in this issue are listed below; read the linked article and contact the listed League leader for more information.
  • Help promote our Giving Tuesday efforts | Read more
  • Join the Justice Interest Group | Read more
  • Join the Action Committee | Read more
  • Join the Housing Interest Group | Read more
  • Help register voters with the Voter Service team | Read more
We do not share personal contact information in this newsletter; if a listed contact does not have a LWVPDX email address, you can look up their contact information in our membership directory, or contact the office at info@lwvpdx.org or (503) 228-1675. If you are looking for a different type of volunteer opportunity than those listed here, contact any member of the board to discuss how you can help us fulfill our mission of "Making Democracy Work." 
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  Calendar at a Glance  


November
  • Nov. 9: National Constitution Center Town Hall on Black Women, Representation, and the Constitution | 7pm ET, free online. Learn more and register here.
    Nov. 9-10: Public Hearings on New Metro Council Districts | Sign up here.
  • Nov. 10: Harvard Case Method Discussion | Hosted by LWV of Greenwich CT; register online.
  • Nov. 13: City Charter Community Listening Session | Noon to 2pm; register here.
  • Nov. 14: Deadline to Comment on New Metro Council Districts | 5pm; comment online here.
  • Nov. 15: Discussion Unit 7 | 1pm via Zoom; leader Tia Wulff
  • Nov. 15: Housing Interest Group Meeting | 5pm via Zoom. Guest speaker from Commissioner Ryan's office.
  • Nov. 16: City Charter Community Listening Session | 6-8pm; register here.
  • Nov. 17: Civic Education Program on Immigration and Refugee Resettlement | 7-8:30 pm via Zoom; link will be emailed prior.
  • Nov. 18: Discussion Unit 4 | 1pm via Zoom; leader Lynn Baker
  • Nov. 19: Action Committee Meeting | 1:30-3:30pm via Zoom. Contact Chair Debbie Aiona for a link.
  • Nov. 19: Deadline to Comment on New County Commission Districts | Online here.
  • Nov. 20: Discussion Unit 5 | 10am at Terwilliger Plaza; leader Linda Mather
  • Nov. 22: Discussion Unit 2 | 10am via Zoom; leader Barbara Byrd
  • Nov. 22: Discussion Unit 3 | 6:30pm via Zoom; leader Olivia Smith
  • Nov. 23: Discussion Unit 6 | 9:30am via Zoom; leader Carolyn Buppert
  • Nov. 24: Discussion Unit 1 | 6:30pm via Zoom; leader Jean Trygstad
  • Nov. 30: Giving Tuesday!
December
  • Dec. 1: Voter Registration Volunteer Opportunity | 10:35-11:40am; learn more.
  • Dec. 1: LWVPDX Board Meeting | Noon to 2pm via Zoom.
  • Dec. 3: Free Civics Workshop | 6:30-8pm via Tigard Public Library, free and virtual. Sign up two weeks prior to the date.
  • Dec. 13: Next Voter Newsletter Issue | Check your email inbox!
  • December is your last chance to renew your LWVPDX membership!
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Board of Directors

> Debbie Kaye, President
president@lwvpdx.org
> Marion McNamara, Vice President
vpadmin@lwvpdx.org 
> Chris Cobey, Voter Service Chair

voterservice@lwvpdx.org
> Nancy Donovan, Civic Education Chair, civiced@lwvpdx.org 
> Anne Davidson, Secretary

secretary@lwvpdx.org
> Adrienne Aiona, Treasurer
treasurer@lwvpdx.org 
> Margaret Noel, Communications Chair, 
communications@lwvpdx.org
> Debbie Aiona, Action Chair
action@lwvpdx.org 
> Judy Froemke, Discussion Units Coordinator, units@lwvpdx.org 
> Linda Mantel, Development Chair

development@lwvpdx.org
> Audrey Zunkel-deCoursey, At-Large, atlarge4@lwvpdx.org
> Carolyn Buppert, Twitter
socialmedia@lwvpdx.org
> Amber Nobe, Newsletter Editor
newsletter@lwvpdx.org
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Off-Board Leaders

> Mary McWilliams, Membership Chair, membership@lwvpdx.org 
> Ann Dudley, Nominating Committee Chair
nominating@lwvpdx.org
> Jen Jacobs, Budget Committee Chair, budget@lwvpdx.org
> Phil Thor, Endowment Committee Chair
> Beth Burczak, Speakers Bureau Chair, 
speakers@lwvpdx.org
> Linda Fields & Kathy Casto, Voters' Guide Co-Editors,
votersguide@lwvpdx.org
> VACANT, Video Voters' Guide, 
videovotersguide@lwvpdx.org
> VACANT, Forums Chair, forums@lwvpdx.org
> VACANT, Voter Registration Chair, voterreg@lwvpdx.org
> Elizabeth Davis, Instagram,
lwvpdxinsta@gmail.com
> Katie LeRoux, Facebook
Interest Group Chairs:
> Nancy Donovan, Education
> James Ofsink, Justice
> Donna Cohen, Housing & Homelessness

About The Voter

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