Next meeting is Monday, Nov. 11th at 3 p.m.
Hillsboro Shute Park Library, 775 SE 10th Ave.
Click here for the agenda. 
Special Guest at Nov. Meeting

At our Nov. 11 meeting, we will be hearing from Steve Berger, Washington County Corrections Director and member of the Public Safety Coordinating Council.
Please note we'll meet at 3 p.m. instead of 1:30 p.m. and at Shute Park Library again, not the Beaverton Community Center.
Please read Kathleen Hersh's article recounting the Council meeting she attended and why we should be interested in the Council and its work coordinating local criminal justice and juvenile justice policy.
Voter turnout for the Nov. 5th election for Washington County was about 25 percent as of Wednesday morning, according to the Secretary of State's office. You can see results and breakdowns per measure here. Thank you to everyone who turned in their ballot, and helped us Get Out the Vote!
Census 2020
by Josephine Koehne

I have been going to Washington County Complete Count Committee meetings for Census 2020 with local community groups such as Adelante Mujeres, the Oregon Food Bank and others.
Census staff will be training librarians to set up volunteer resource centers to encourage “hard to count” populations around the state to participate in the once-in-ten-year count. 
Rebecca Gladstone, president of the LWV Oregon, supports the idea of the League using our speakers bureau folks to attend these trainings and then to train League volunteers on getting the word out in the community.
There are ten simple questions on the survey, and none are on citizenship. This year, for the first time, the survey is offered online as well as by phone, by mail and in person. According to Title 13 of the US Code, only aggregate data will be stored. Personal name and address data will only be used to make sure no one is counted more than once.
The Census data is used in many ways, including determining how many representatives each state gets, redrawing district boundaries, planning for infrastructure and providing community services. Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on this information.
In you're interested in volunteering for this or learning more, please email

Congratulations to Washington County Unit leader and State Board Member Amelia Nestler and her husband David Nestler on the birth of their son, Frederick, on Oct. 10th! We wish the new parents all the best!
Scenes from Civic Engagement Workshop
Email if you want to become more involved with the Washington County unit!
  • Greet attendees and staff League table at Nov. 16 Tualatin legislators forum
  • Join the committee to plan for the April 16th Voter Forum in Hillsboro
  • Attend a local government body meeting and report back on what you hear
Upcoming Events
Nov. 6, 6 pm, Washington County Budget Listening Tour, Aloha Library, 17455 SW Farmington Road. More dates and locations for the Budget Listening tour here.

Nov. 7, 7 pm,
 CPO6community meeting, 20665 SW Blanton St., Aloha.
Community Participation Organizations (CPOs) meet monthly around the county. Find your local neighborhood CPO

Nov. 11, 3 pm, LWV WashCo Unit monthly meeting, Shute Park Library, 775 SE 10th Ave., Hillsboro.

Nov. 11, 12-1 p.m., Washington County Public Affairs Forum presents Washington County farmers, Coyotes Grill, 5301 W. Baseline Road, Hillsboro.
Find Forum schedule updates for the month
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.

Nov. 11, 11 am, Veteran's Day Ceremony hosted by Rep. Janeen Sollman at the Veteran's Memorial, NE Veterans Drive and NE 34th Avenue, Hillsboro.

Nov. 12, 5:30-7 pm,
Beyond Fake News: How Can We Find Accurate Information About the World, hosted by the Humanities Council at the Forest Grove Community Senior Center, 2037 Douglas St.

Nov. 16, 2 pm, Legislative Recap moderated by the League with local legislators including Courtney Neron, Margaret Doherty and more, Tualatin Public Library, 18880 SW Martinazzi Ave.
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