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 email@example.com
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 .
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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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Judge Mejia’s remarks.
The League will meet 11:30 am at the OEA building, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford 97501.
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)
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
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.