The Rogue Valley League Of Women Voters took ACTION:
Money In Politics 2016 01 21
The league took action on January 21st 2016 at a Rally in Ashland , held by OSPRIG (Oregon State Public Interest Group) regarding Money In Politics. Our League completed a study and a consensus on this issue in November 2015, Thanks to OSPRIG for an excellent presentation on the research they did.
“The LWVUS believes that the methods of financing political campaigns should ensure the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. “Many people wonder when an elected official i.e., President of US, member of Congress, Governor, Mayor etc. does that person think of the voter or the person, corporation or union who was a major supporter? Are our leaders voting for those they are indebted to or what they feel is best for the people? Rules/ regulations are the strength of our country; the Constitution of the US, the Bill of Rights, and the Ten Commandments ~ there are rules for those of us who drive. Why are there not rules for financing political campaigns? The LWVRV supports financial campaign reform to ensure the voter that the person elected is working for us and not for those who finance their campaign. So many people feel frustrated by not knowing who to turn to when they have issues about government. Today’s rally is your input on an issue and will be
heard by elected officials.
2016 01 08 Letter to the Department of State Lands in opposition to the permits to excavate lands for the Pacific Connector LNG pipe line. Final LWVRV letter OrDeptStateLand-January 2016
2015 03 10 DEQ Letter to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regarding the Clean Water Act as applied to an application for an Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) pipe line.
2015 02 24 DIES-FERC-20150213 Letter2-. Our local league position on Forest Resources conflicts with the cutting of a right-of-way across forest lands and we oppose this LNG Pacific Connector Pipe line. The Pipe line will remove Oregon and California Railway lands (O&C) from production. DEIS-FERC – Letter1-; mitigation can not be used a to replace Forest degradation.
2014 12 our League met with Commissioners regarding transparency in Planning Proposals. A 20141208LetterToPlaningCommissionREPublicNotice to the Jackson County Planning Commission regarding new developments with Executive Order 12-07 Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Project proposals for substantive changes in land use designation. There was very short notice–for which Jackson County has apologized–and the public was given no notice at all.