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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Portland

The League of Women Voters of Portland is a nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government. Membership is open to all, men and women, who are interested in learning how the government operates and have a desire to make a difference.

The League of Women Voters of Portland is a nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government.  Membership is open to all, men and women, who are interested in learning how the government operates and have a desire to make a difference.


Directory of Elected Officials, now completely updated. See the July 28 2015 edition here: Directory of Elected Officials.

League of Women Voters of Portland eVoter now available! Click here: Summer 2015(Printable version) 

Columbia River Trip Reading List Posted

Materials will be added as they are available. The trip is full but you can put your name on a waiting list. Join us, also, for our Civic Education forum on September 8 to learn more about Impacts to the Columbia River area.

Directory of Elected Officials 2015-17 UPDATED

We Are On the Move

Old office packed 2After 10+ years at the Board of Trade Building, we are moving.  Thanks to many volunteers, the office is packed up and ready to go.  Two Men and a Truck Movers  have donated their time and expertise to get us there July 1st. We are moving to 618 NW Glisan, Suite 301.  This is in MotiveSpace’s Barn Nonprofit Center.  Our space will not be completely ready for us until August 1st, so we will be in the shared desk space in the same suite until then and Amy may be operating remotely when construction is at its heaviest.   Our phone number will remain the same as it has been since Portland went to 7 digit phone numbers (as we found out when going through our files for the move).  Amy has done some high tech wizardry that means that we will be able to pick up voice mail and email remotely.  But bear with us as we make this transition, things may not always work smoothly or as expected.  

Look for news of an open house after we are settled for all to see our new space!

Member Alert: Local Convention Handbook 2015 published

Portland Public School Candidate Forum

Hosted by PPS Students

The forum will be in the Grant High Library from 1:45 - 3:15 on Wednesday, May 6th.  All candidates have agreed to attend. They will use much the same format as the recent LWV / PTA-hosted forum but with questions focused on high schools and high school students. 
US Grant High School 
2245 NE 36th Avenue, Portland

Member Alert: Local Convention, May 12th!

Make Reservations/Pay for Dinner Here

Business Meeting Resources (Convention Workbook, Bylaws Revisions, Nominations, etc.)

Silent Auction Flyer

Portland Public Schools School Board Candidate Forums

Video Now Available on YouTube
Announcing the Voters' Guide for the May 19, 2015 Special Election, School Boards for:
  • Mount Hood Community College
  • Portland Community College
  • Multnomah Education Service District
  • Centennial School District
  • Corbett School District
  • David Douglas School District
  • Gresham-Barlow School District
  • Parkrose School District
  • Portland School District
  • Reynolds School District
  • Riverdale School District

Members: Help Develop the League Position!

Consensus Questions for the "Children at Risk" position and The "Children at Risk" Study

Upcoming Forums!

Helping Voters Understand Their Ballots 

League of Women Voters of Portland, Community & Parents for Public Schools, and Portland Council PTA Present
Portland Public Schools School Board Candidate Forums

Wednesday, April 22
Blanchard Education Service Center
501 N. Dixon Street Portland, Oregon 97227
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Annual Silent Auction – What can you donate?

Offer an old time-tested standby 
or surprise and astonish us with the next great idea!  
Support our office and staff expenses.  How to donate

April Newsletter

Read about Civic Education presenters, Local Convention schedule and features, proposed bylaws changes, new members, upcoming Voter Forums, and much more!
Click here.

April Civic Education

Children at Risk

Join us for a panel discussion with Molly Day, Early Learning Director, Early Learning Multnomah; Bill Thomas, Early Learning Director, Early Learning Washington County; and Chris Vogel, Co-Chair, LWVOR-Education Fund Study. Attendees will also view “Are We Crazy About our Kids?” a video considering the costs and benefits of investing in young children. See flyer here.


Tuesday, April 14 2015, 7 - 9 pm
Multnomah County Building, Board Room
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland


ChildrenLWV of Oregon Study

The Children at Risk

LWVOR has published the restudy of Children at Risk.  Consensus will be done in April.


Read it here first!  Our new study:

March Civic Education

Juvenile Justice:  Solutions for Youth in Trouble

“The best place for a youth to be is with their own family or as close to a healthy, functioning family as possible, in order to lead productive, crime-free lives,” was the emphasis of the panel March 10th.

2015 March General Meeting Juvenile Justice

L-R top, Pat Chor, League moderator and Shannon Myrick, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Oregon Youth Authority (OYA); bottom, Deena Corso, Senior Manager, Juvenile Services Division, Multnomah County Dept. of Community Justice and Margaret J.F. Braun, Senior Research Analyst, OYA.


Watch the program online here.




February Civic Education 


Panel:Economic Development and the PDCThe Panel at our February 10th General Meeting on Economic Development and the Portland Development Commission L-R: Chris Harder, Economic Development Director for the Portland Development Commission (PDC); Lisa Abuaf, Central City Manager for the PDC; Barbara Dudley, League moderator; John Russell, founder of the Russell Development Company; and Rey España, Deputy Director of the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA).

MetroEast Media taped the program. You can watch online here



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