Coos Volunteer Portal Part 1  

 




Welcome to

League of Women Voters of Coos County
http://cooscounty.or.lwvnet.org
 

Volunteering is a great way to meet the best of the best people and when you do something for the community the rewards are great.

Our Mission:

The League of Women Voters, a non partisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


TAKE A MOMENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The League of Women Voters, at local, state and national levels, works to educate policy makers and the public on pressing issues and takes concerted action to achieve positive change in our communities.

MEETING OUR FAMILIES' NEEDS

  • Leagues bring together parents, teachers and community leaders to improve our schools.

  • Leagues set up health fairs to immunize children.

  • Leagues work to expand access to public transportation and increase the supply of low-cost housing.

 

BUILDING SAFE, HARMONIOUS COMMUNITIES

  • Leagues host discussions to improve race relations.

  • Leagues fight for clean air and water.

  • Leagues make sure citizens participate in important community decisions such as land use.

 

STRENGTHENING CITIZEN IMPACT

  • The League's Web sites, WWW.LWV.ORG and WWW.DNET.ORG, www.lwvor.org, connect citizens to their governments

  • The League's National Lobby Corps carries the voice of League members and our national positions to Capitol Hill and the White House.

  • League members serve as election volunteers and as official United Nations observers, and help build democracy at home and around the world.


WHEN YOU TAKE A MOMENT. . .
You Make a Lifetime of Difference

FOR YOUR COMMUNITY:

  • Improving the quality of education

  • Monitoring the balance between civil liberties and homeland security

  • Working to ensure ALL eligible people can vote

  • Pushing for sustainable land use decisions

FOR YOURSELF:

  • Increasing camaraderie and community spirit

  • Researching issues

  • Facilitating community dialogues

  • Creating change

There are flexible opportunities for you to make an impact through the League - choices to fit your life and schedule . . .

  • Send a message to your elected leaders.

  • Attend a community forum on an issue of importance to you and your family.

  • Participate in meetings with community leaders.

When you act with other members of the League of Women Voters, your voice is magnified - you do make a difference.

 


Who We Are . . .

Established in 1920, the League is a highly respected citizens' organization that researches issues from many points of view and takes action on issues affecting our families and communities. Our members are men and women who want to make a difference.

  • The League is nonpartisan, we do not support or oppose candidates.

  • The League does take a stand on critical issues.

  • The League mobilizes people to vote and to take action.

 

DECADES OF THE LEAGUE'S IMPACT AND ACHIEVEMENT

SINCE ITS FOUNDING, THE LEAGUE - BORN OUT OF THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT THAT SECURED THE 19TH AMENDMENT, ENSURING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE - HAS:

1920s  Secured passage of the first federal maternal and infant health care program.

 

1930s  Helped shape the Social Security Act and fought for Child Labor laws.

 

1940s  Built public support for creation of the United Nations.

 

1950s  Sponsored the "Freedom Agenda" - a nation-wide program of community education and discussion about civil liberties.

 

1960s  Fought against discrimination in education, employment and housing.

 

1970s  Sponsored televised Presidential debates; campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment; built grassroots support for the Clean Water Act.

 

1980s Played a lead role in the push for fairer tax policies; worked to increase the availability of quality child care.

 

1990s  Led the successful campaign for passage and implementation of the Motor Voter Law.

 

2000s Offered the first "candidate debates" online through a nationwide, Internet based, voter education program - www.dnet.org; passed major legislation on campaign finance reform and election administration reform; and continues to push for health care reforms.

 

Every member participates in the League as personal time and preference permit. There is a place for everyone and every lifestyle.

EVERY MEMBER STRENGTHENS THE VOICE OF THE LEAGUE.

EVERY MEMBER INCREASES OUR IMPACT.

We're Shaping the Future now, And So Can You

Have you dreamed of using your experience to: 
Connect with your community in new ways?
Learn about the latest issues and discover new talents?
Shape the policy decisions that affect your life?
Empower yourself, your friends and neighbors to create stronger communities?

Then consider joining the League of Women Voters - a respected group that acts on important issues - issues on which you can make a difference.

League of Women Voters of Coos County

P.O. Box 1571
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

 

 

DECADES OF THE LEAGUE'S IMPACT AND ACHIEVEMENT

SINCE ITS FOUNDING, THE LEAGUE - BORN OUT OF THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT THAT SECURED THE 19TH AMENDMENT, ENSURING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE - HAS:

1920s  Secured passage of the first federal maternal and infant health care program.

 

1930s  Helped shape the Social Security Act and fought for Child Labor laws.

 

1940s  Built public support for creation of the United Nations.

 

1950s  Sponsored the "Freedom Agenda" - a nation-wide program of community education and discussion about civil liberties.

 

1960s  Fought against discrimination in education, employment and housing.

 

1970s  Sponsored televised Presidential debates; campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment; built grassroots support for the Clean Water Act.

 

1980s Played a lead role in the push for fairer tax policies; worked to increase the availability of quality child care.

 

1990s  Led the successful campaign for passage and implementation of the Motor Voter Law.

 

2000s Offered the first "candidate debates" online through a nationwide, Internet based, voter education program - www.dnet.org; passed major legislation on campaign finance reform and election administration reform; and continues to push for health care reforms.

 

For info call:

Kay Heikkila 396-3096

or

Carol Ventgen 756-2041

 

http://cooscounty.or.lwvnet.org

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