Clackson VoterTHE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CLACKAMAS COUNTYOCTOBER 2022October Unit Meetings: Ballot MeasuresCome to a unit meeting to prepare for voting. League presentations will include explanations of the sixballot measures, as well as pros and cons according to those taking an official position for or againsteach measure. A Zoom meeting is available for the convenience of those not able to meet inperson. Guests are more than welcome. If you would like transportation, please contact anyone on theboard listed in your directory. We are happy to help!Monday October 10 at 7pmWillamette View Manor, 12705 SE River Rd, Milwaukie 97222 at 7:00pm. Check in at the Manor,show proof of vaccination, and you will be given directions to the Blue Heron Auditorium.Tuesday evening, October 11 at 7 pmZoom meeting. RSVP to Nancy Murray, [email protected], to receive a link.Monday evening, October 17th at 5:30 pmFireside Room, Oswego Pointe condominiums, 5065 Foothill’s Dr. Lake Oswego, Or. 97034Attendees can bring a sandwich or their meal of choice to eat during the meeting.The plan is to finish the meeting in ample time so that those who are interested can attend theCandidate Forum at Lakeside High School at 7:00.Wednesday afternoon, October 19th at 1:30 pmMary's Woods Provincial House AuditoriumThursday, October 20th at 9:30 amSylvia Smith's homeWHY VOTE? Y-ESsay Contest forClackamas County High School SeniorsY is for Yes, Youth and the Y as in WhY Vote? Our goal is to encourage youth to exercise their right tovote when they become eligible. We recognize youth are highly influenced by their peers. Whensenior students write on the topic, ‘Why Vote?’ their research and interpretations expand their ownunderstanding of participatory democracy and inspire peer voting behaviors. Each winning essayistwill receive a 500 award. We welcome member donations in any amount to increase the number ofwinning essays to be awarded. Each essay will be independently evaluated by three judges, and anyLeague members, teachers or community leaders interested in volunteering to judge can contactDiana DeMaria at [email protected]'t forget to check out Our League websitefor many helpful voting ty/voting-elections
ClacksonLWVCC LeadersExecutive Committee:Marge EasleyKaran KuntzLinda RinnanSecretary:Leslie WestphalTreasurer: Nancy MurrayDirectors:Action: Marge Easley andMaureen MaderClackson: Karan KuntzMembership: Diana DeMariaVoter Service: MaureenMaderWebsite: Lynette PiersonLinda Rinnan:CommunicationSonja Kollias: AdministrationOff Board:Nominating Committee:Robina Ingram-RichHilly AlexanderUnit Leaders:Monday: Betty BarberWednesday: Mary O’ReillyThursday: Katie LuFriday: Lea tober 2022LWVOR Positions on 2022 Statewide BallotMeasuresThe LWVOR Board voted to accept the LWVOR Action Committeerecommendations for the four statewide measures on the 2022 GeneralElection ballot. The recommendations, based on League positions, are asfollows: Measure 111 - Oregon Right to Health Care Amendment:SUPPORTAmend the Oregon Constitution: The State must ensure affordablehealthcare access, balanced against requirements to fund schools andother essential services. (Legislative Referral) Measure 112 - Remove Slavery and Crimes from the OregonConstitution: SUPPORT Amend the Oregon Constitution: Removelanguage allowing slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment forcrime. (Legislative Referral) Measure 113 - Oregon exclusion from re-election forabsenteeism: NO POSITIONAmend the Oregon Constitution: Disqualify Legislators with tenunexcused absences from floor sessions from holding the next term ofoffice. (Initiative Petition) Measure 114 - Reduction of Gun Violence Act: SUPPORTRequires a permit to acquire firearms; police maintain a permit/firearmdatabase; criminally prohibits certain ammunition magazines.(Initiative Petition)Local Ballot Measures: no position Measure 3-588 Psilocybin Prohibition: Temporarily prohibitspsilocybin-related businesses within unincorporated Clackamas County. Measure 26-224 Portland Community College: Bonds to constructjob training space, improve classrooms, safety, technology Metro Measure 26-225 Renews local option levy, protectsnatural areas, water quality, fish.In memory of Dorothy (Dottie) DavidsonMary O’Reilly and Alvi McWilliamsDottie Davidson passed away at 99 years old in early September. Shewas a remarkable woman. Dottie had climbed mountains from Mt. Hoodto Nepal, skied across valleys, and mended hiking trails with her fellowMazamas. Her love of nature made her a talented watercolorist. A shyand fiercely independent woman, she had a great sense of humor andwas wonderful company.Dottie was active in the League of Women Voters for many years. Thelast League meeting that Dottie and I attended together was just beforeCovid put an end to our in-person meetings. Dottie was one of the earliest residents of Mary’s Woods and had livedthere for 19 years. She was on various committees and groups duringthe early years in Mary’s Woods. Dottie was a bright, cheerful, andinteresting woman! She will be missed.
ClacksonOctober 20223MEET YOUR CANDIDATESMonday, October 17, 2022Lakeridge High School Auditorium*Meet Oregon Senate & House,6 p.m. – 7 p.m.Clackamas County and City CouncilcandidatesForum with U.S.Congressional District #5candidates7 p.m. – 8 p.m.The 5th U.S. Congressional District has been revised for the 2022 election and includes partsof Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, east Clackamas County and out to Bend.Join us and get to know the candidates who want to represent us in Washington D.C.LORI CHAVEZ- DeREMER (R)andJAMIE McLEOD-SKINNER (D)We want to hear from you! Submit your questions for the candidates by October 16via email: [email protected].*Lakeridge High School Auditorium: 1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034(parking on the west side of the school)Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Clackamas County and League of Women Voters of Portland
ClacksonOctober 20224Voter Service UpdateMaureen Mader, Voter ServiceIt is a busy but exciting time in the days leading up to the midterm General Election on November8th. The countless hours put in by local and statewide LWV volunteers speaks to our commitmentto provide nonpartisan voter information and resources. A big THANK YOU to our volunteers andto our video partner, Tualatin Valley Cable TV, without their help the work would not get done.We are excited to have our first in person forum in several years with U.S. CongressionalCandidates for District #5, Lori Chavez-DeRemer and Jamie McLeod-Skinner. This district hasbeen redefined and includes parts of Clackamas County and goes out to Bend. Do you know whichdistrict you are in?This is a very competitive race as the incumbent, Kurt Schrader, lost the May primary. We haveinvited state, county and local candidates to be available prior to the forum to meet voters who areattending. Please join us and bring your family, friends and neighbors. Details can be found onpage 5The event will be recorded and available on TVCTV channel and You Tube, Vote 411.org,and LWV Clackamas web site after the event.Recorded virtual interviews for candidates who accepted our invitation will be done the week ofOctober 3rd and posted to their candidate profiles on Vote411.org. Thank you to Marge Easley,Lynette Pierson, Kathleen Hersh, and Eric Schmidt for conducting these interviews.Ballot Measure presentations are scheduled for various venues in the next couple of weeks. Thereare four state ballot measures and two county wide measures. The ballot measures are listed onpage 2. For more detailed information and to read the measures consult LWVOR orin Vote411.orgWelcome to Our New Members! Callie Gates, Zane and Skye Walker household in West LinnMary Pat Silveira in West LinnDolores Passarelle in WilsonvilleJudi Tichenor in Happy ValleyKaren Froming of Lake OswegoCalendarOctober 2022Monday, 3Vote411 goes liveWeek of 3-7National Voter Education WeekMonday, 10Indigenous People’s DayMonday, 17Congressional District #5Candidates Forum, see details on page 3.Tuesday, 18Online voter registration deadlineWednesday, 19 Ballots mailedWeeks of 10-21 Unit Meetings: Ballot Measures,See page 1 for timesTuesday, 25 LWVCC Board Meeting, 10amNovember 2022Tuesday, 8 Election DayFriday, 11Veterans DayTBDNovember LWVCC programTuesday, 22 LWVCC Board Meeting, 10 amThursday, 24 Thanksgiving Day
Clackson5October 2022Clackson Member Spotlight 10/1/2022Nancy Newcomb, Kathy’s daughterKATHLEEN (KATHY) NEWCOMB has scaled back most activity withhealth issues but welcomes a note to her address as she celebrates 60years with the League of Women Voters of Clackamas County. Readon for a little bit of her story Kathy’s Irish father and Russian mother immigrated to the UnitedStates and became naturalized citizens in California where she wasborn. After she earned her Psychology degree from U.C. Berkeley andmarried newspaper reporter Bob Newcomb, they moved with theirthree children to Oregon when he joined the staff of the EugeneRegister Guard.A friend invited her to join the League of Women Voters in Eugene in 1962, and Kathy oftencredits her years with the League for building solid skills while accomplishing studies, planningprograms and achieving difficult goals. She earned a second degree in business administration,passed her CPA and became a senior auditor for the State of Oregon, all while championingenvironmental and public health.A dedicated volunteer research analyst for Oregon Citizens for Safe Water, she served as host forfour years on “The Water Spot” program, helped mobilize Tualatin to block by ballot measure anyWillamette River water from being added to Tualatin’s pristine Bull Run water source, and wore afamous Mailbox Hat gathering Vote by Mail petition signatures that became Oregon law in 1998under Secretary of State Norma Paulus. Her sense of humor remains as steadfast as her devotionto Bob, who passed away in 2019.Below are just a few of her many leadership roles in the League: President of LWV West Clackamas County 1995-1996 Helped lead statewide League fight against negative TVcampaign advertising, called "TV Truth Test" 1996LWVOR Study Committee for Funding Oregon: State and LocalTax Systems and School Finance.Four-Part LWV Clackamas County "Drinking Water in WestClackamas County" Study Committee Members 2002-2004
THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERSof Clackamas CountyPO Box 411Lake Oswego, OR n the League of Women Voters of Clackamas County!Name(s)AddressPhoneEmailI am a new member! I am renewing my membership. This is a gift membership. (Please provide the recipient’s contact information above.) I am interested in volunteering for the League. Please contact me.Annual dues: 70 Individual. 105 Household. Full-time student attending an accredited institution or adultunder age 25 free! Membership grants are available. Pay online (https://my.lwv.org/oregon/clackamas) ormail this form. Please make checks payable to LWVCC, PO Box 411, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Total Enclosed
Clackamas County and City Council candidates . 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Forum with U.S. Congressional District #5 candidates . The 5 th U.S. Congressional District has been revised for the 2022 election and includes parts of Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, east Clackamas County and out to Bend.