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Next meeting is Monday, Sept. 9th at 1:30 p.m.
Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St.
Click here for the agenda. Minutes from the June meeting are here.
Leagues across the state and country are gearing up to celebrate the League of Women Voter's 100th birthday in 2020. That's a century of civic engagement, getting out the vote and fighting for citizens' rights. Stay tuned for the Portland-area celebration details!
Join Unit's First Study!

The Washington County Unit has had its first study proposal approved by the State League, and we will need volunteers to join this important deep dive into the use of pesticides and biocides in Oregon and the effect they have on workers, our communities and the environment.
Check out the proposal here, written by our own Amelia Nestler, and let us know if you want to join!
This is important work that will lead to official stances for the League and its recommendations to state leaders.

Forest Grove Youth Engagement Update
The Civic Engagement Workshop this group of local activists and League volunteers have been planning is set for Oct. 12th at Pacific University!
Metro Councilor Juan Carlos Gonzalez will be the featured guest speaker at this event, which is designed to help youth and those new to activism learn how to effectively engage their elected leaders and local government about their concerns and priorities.
A huge thank you to unit member Josie Koehne for her dedication to this project and engaging young people to become civically involved!
Read her latest summary on the project here and contact Josie if you'd like to get involved at josephine.koehne@gmail.com.

WashCo Commission Work Session Report

On July 16th the Washington County Commissioners discussed the 2019 legislative summary, an economic development report and local option levies for 2020 and more.
Find the report here.

Thank you to Co-Chair Kathleen Hersh for attending and writing this report. If you would like to volunteer to attend or watch area governing body meetings, and write a summary for the League, email lwvoregonwashcounit@gmail.com.
 
Hillsboro Bee City Resolution

The Hillsboro City Council approved the League-backed Bee City resolution in June!

According to the city's release, "The City of Hillsboro is now committed to helping pollinators thrive in our community. During the June 18 City Council meeting, the Council members adopted a resolution that designated Hillsboro as a Bee City USA affiliate.

The Bee City USA program includes a set of commitments for cities to create sustainable habitats and maintain a healthy environment for pollinators. Hillsboro becomes the ninth Bee City in Oregon and the 86th across the country."

Thank you to unit members Amelia Nester and Debby Garman for working on this and attending the meeting!







 
Email lwvoregonwashcounit@gmail.com to participate in any of these volunteer opportunities with the Washington County unit!
  • Staff the League table at the Hillsboro Farmers Market in late October to Get Out the Vote for the Nov. 5th Special Election. Several local measures have been filed for voter approval, and it's important to vote in EVERY election!
  • Join the Pesticides/Biocides Study and help shape League stances on important environmental policies!
  • Help at the Centennial Birthday celebration in Portland. More details to come!
October Workshop
We are encouraging everyone to attend the Oct. 19 Fall Workshop hosted by the League of Women Voters in Eugene!
Topics will include understanding implicit bias, identifying fake news and political propaganda, getting the latest voter service information in preparation for 2020 and the latest of the redistricting effort in Oregon!
Registration will be available soon so mark your calendars and make sure you're signed up for the state newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this page: http://lwvor.org/
Upcoming Events
Sept. 5, 7 pm, CPO 6 community meeting, 20665 SW Blanton St., Aloha.
Community Participation Organizations (CPOs) meet monthly around the county. Find your local neighborhood CPO here.
Sept. 9, 7 pm, Campaign Finance Reform Forum; Shute Park Library, 775 SE 10th Ave., Hillsboro; more here.
Sept. 9, 1:30 pm, LWV WashCo Unit monthly meeting, Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St., Beaverton.
Sept. 9, 12-1 p.m., Washington County Public Affairs Forum presents Representative Ken Helm talking cap & trade and Oregon environmental issues, Coyotes Grill, 5301 W. Baseline Road, Hillsboro.
Find schedule updates for the month here.
A reminder that all League members have membership status at the Forum as we are an organizational member. Members are allowed to ask questions at the Forum during the designated time.
Sept. 10, 5 pm, Cornelius Pass Road Open House, Brown Middle School, 1505 SE Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro.
Sept. 21, 10 am to 1 pm, Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement presents Your Home, Your Neighborhood: Shaping Your Community,  Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton.
Sept. 30, 10 am to noon, The Latino Experience in the Pacific Northwest, Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro; more here.
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