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Next meeting is August 20, 2020 3:00-5:00 p.m. via Zoom
 
Harvard Case Study
Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights (1965)
Thursday August 20th, 7PM via Zoom Register Here

 
Join us for a community discussion led by Alisa Harvey to deepen our understanding of American democracy. The topic we will explore is Martin Luther King and the Voting Rights Act.  This has particular resonance today.
Ms. Harvey will use the Harvard Case Study Method, which is an interactive teaching style that will be new to many of us. Using this method, we will see the events as they unfolded in real time.  “The intention behind teaching these cases is to help students
and the community recognize the importance of being engaged, and encouraging a public discourse on these critical issues with historical knowledge as people make decisions with regard to voting,” Ms. Harvey says. Students and community members will think about the legacy of equality efforts in America and make connections to contemporary rights and protest movements.
To attend the event, pre
-registration is required using the link: http://lwvor.org/oregoncivics/ The 20-page case study and questions will be emailed to participants upon registration prior to the event to allow time for study and to formulate answers to discussion questions in advance. Ms. Harvey was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oregon to train on the Harvard Case Study method in Boston with Harvard Professor David Moss.  She applied the method in her classes this past school year and will now give the community the opportunity to take part in a case study.
Join us Thursday, August 20th at 7:00pm via Zoom.  Please register at http://lwvor.org/oregoncivics/ enough in advance to study the material before the meeting.
Consensus:  Cybersecurity and Privacy
Thursday, August 27th 3:00PM via Zoom

We will meet to determine if our unit has consensus on the issues studied in LWVOR’s study Privacy and Cybersecurity Today.  The study can be accessed here.  Any member who would like to receive a print copy and has not yet received it can contact Kathleen at k.hersh@lwvor.org to request a print copy. 
Here is a link to a presentation made by the study committee at the League’s national convention:  Recording of LWV Convention 2020 Caucus Webinar  for some more background.
 A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to League members a few days before the meeting.  If you do not receive a link before the meeting, contact Kathleen at k.hersh@lwvor.org
 

 
 
Voter Service

The League is gearing up for the November election.  In Washington County we will have a runoff for County Commissioner, District 1 and Metro Councilor, District 3 and 5 as well as State Representatives and Senators.  Most cities in the County will have municipal elections.

Mary Holdman has volunteered to serve with Kathleen Hersh as Washington County representatives on LWVOR Voter Service Committee.  At this time, we need to form a Unit Voter Service Committee to organize our efforts to gather information for Vote411 including writing questions, work on the Video Voters’ Guide, decide if we are going to do any online debates, distribute print Voters’ Guides, and organize “Get Out the Vote” efforts. 

As our regular meeting in August will be the Consensus, I will call a separate Voter Service Committee meeting.  If you are interested in participating, drop me an email at k.hersh@lwvor.org.  

 
 
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