LWV Rogue Valley 2020 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

March 20 2020
THE INN OF THE COMMONS
200 North Riverside Avenue Medford, OR
Noon to 1:30
The food will be a luncheon at your cost of $20.20 (includes tip*)
Please join us for food and fun

The fun is free

Please invite your spouse, significant other, relative, relative in law,and/or your friend or foe. We must have your reservation and payment by March 11th, 2020, send an email to reservations@lwvroguevalley.org

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4th Annual Women’s March

Sunday March 29 2020

Women’s March of Southern Oregon will be held this year on Sunday, March 29, moving the march to Women’s History Month on this momentous 100 year anniversary of the women’s suffragist movement. The march will begin and end at the Medford Armory, followed by a Women’s Faire with music, events, and speakers also at the Armory. Join Us for the community event .

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Saturday February 15, 2020 Immigration Presentation Medford Branch Jackson County Library

Panelist will discuss Immigration at 2pm. The panel will explore issues facing our immigrant community and consist of representatives from Unite Oregon, Unete: Center for Farm Worker Advocacy, the Center for Non-Profit Legal Aid Services, and the Southern Oregon Education Services District. The League of Women Voters stands in solidarity with immigrants and our partners in the immigrant rights community.
(This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Library.)

*This event is in lieu of our February Meeting.

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General Meeting: Harvard Study Method, Nov. 9, 2019 Sat

175 Agness Avenue 10:30 am, Elmer’s Restaurant Grants Pass

Our November general meeting should be a unique experience for our membership  —  we have the opportunity to hear from one of Oregon’s Harvard Study Method teachers. This past August, 13 Oregon teachers of civics, government, social science attended an all-expenses-paid two+ day workshop at Harvard Business School (Boston), open to teachers from around the country. LWVRV was lucky enough to sponsor three of those teachers (two were from other Leagues who needed our help). One of the teachers is Ryan Lathen who teaches in Cave Junction. He will be with us November 9th to share his experience and to tell us about the program and how he is incorporating it into his curriculum.

The Harvard Study Method is described in the book, “Democracy: A Case Study,” by David Moss who teaches at Harvard and also taught the workshop.

This meeting will be in Grants Pass, November 9th, 10:30 am, at Elmer’s Restaurant. Elmer’s is right off the south exit to Grants Pass. The restaurant, of course, would like us to have a meal, so, come hungry – – or at least, thirsty.  And plan to carpool!!

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General Meeting – Oct 10 2019 Judge Lorenzo Mejia

The League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley (LWVRV) will host Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Mejia at their October 10 2019 meeting and invites the public to attend. LWVRV is a local, non-profit, non-partisan organization that engages, among other activities, in education on social issues. LWVRV is a member of the state and national LWV.

              Judge Mejia graduated from North Bend High School and obtained his baccalaureate and Law degrees from the University of Oregon.  He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1988 and served as a Public Defender for 13 years. In April 2002, Governor Kitzhaber appointed Mejia to the Circuit Court bench for Jackson County.  After a hard-fought campaign in November of 2002, he was elected to a full six-year term and continues to serve in that position.

              Most of his legal and judicial career has been in Criminal Law, but he also served as a Juvenile Court judge for four years.  He is also a Community Family Court (CFC) judge.  CFC is a treatment court for parents with an open juvenile dependency case.  Judge Mejia is active in the community, supporting groups like La Clínica de Valle and Southern Oregon Goodwill.

              Judge Mejia will focus at the October 10 meeting on criminal justice issues in Jackson County and Oregon, as well as on some juvenile issues.  The program starts promptly at noon.  A question and answer period will follow Judge Mejia’s remarks. 

              The League will meet 11:30 am at the OEA building, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford 97501.

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2019 09 12 General Meeting -Welcome Back

Thursday September 12, 2019
OEA Bldg
2495 S. Pacific Hwy
Medford Oregon
11:30—1:30pm

The September General Meeting will include the following:
Update of Action Committee activities: Jordan Cove LNG Project, Healthcare coalition, and Global Climate change action
Redistricting Initiative Petition
100th Birthday of the League [short video]
New members introductions
Overview of plans for the year

Click this link to see the Sept Voters Voice news Letter (opens as PDF)

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Campaign Finance Reform Roadshow:

Our first stop on our campaign finance reform roadshow: We’ll be joined by election policy experts who will kick-off the forum with a 20-minute presentation on the history and political dynamics of campaign finance reform in Oregon. The presentation will be followed by a 20-minute discussion of the recently passed campaign finance reform legislation. The forum will conclude with a 40-minute community discussion on the various campaign finance limit goals and proposals. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday Sept 4 at 7pm in the Medford Public Library Adams Room: Our first stop on our campaign finance reform roadshow: We’ll be joined by election policy experts who will kick-off the forum with a 20-minute presentation on the history and political dynamics of campaign finance reform in Oregon. The presentation will be followed by a 20-minute discussion of the recently passed campaign finance reform legislation. The forum will conclude with a 40-minute community discussion on the various campaign finance limit goals and proposals. Hope to see you there!

Corvallis Rep. Dan Rayfield will be hosting the event at various cities throughout Oregon this month.

The Rogue Valley League of Women Voters recommends you attend this series of programs on Campaign Finance Reform at the Medford Public Library Wednesday Sept. 4 at 7pm-8:30pm in the Adams Room.

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Save The Date

March 7 2020 Salem Convention Center, 10 Am to 2pm

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Ranked Choice Voting

Saturday June 29, 2019 at the Ashland Library Gresham Room noon to 1:30 pm.


https://actionnetwork.org/events/lwv-rogue-valley-celebrates-national-week-of-action-for-ranked-choice-voting
Please use the above link to find information about the event.

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Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held at the OEA Building this year rather than at a local restaurant, which has been our tradition. This is in order to simplify our activities in preparation for the State Convention to be held in Ashland. We hope members will try to attend both events. In addition to approving the new board for the coming year, we will be approving our Local Government Study, the annual budget, and celebrating our new non-profit status. It is important to have a quorum.

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