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Oregon Redistricting: Updates, Hearing Videos, Documents

Redistricting will be a big issue in Oregon this fall.  Census  2020 data will be released in August 12.  Senate and House Redistricting Committees will begin the process of drawing the new State and Congressional districts and will travel the state to receive public input. A public hearing will be held in Salem at 9am on September 10th. Three virtual statewide public hearings are scheduled at 9am , 1pm and 5:30pm on September 13, 2021. 

From the Harvard Political Review: An Automatic Solution: Voter Registration and the Oregon Model

When Oregon implemented AVR in 2016, it was the first U.S. state to do so. Over the past five years, 21 states have adoptedsimilar policies.

Governor signs Oregon’s Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act

Oregon becomes the nation’s second state, following closely behind Maine to require producers of packaging, paper products, and food service ware (consumer brands) to share responsibility for supporting effective recycling programs across the state.

Oregon Continues to Lead the Way in Voter Access Following Busy Legislative Session

Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan highlights 4 bills from the 2021 Legislative Session that improve election access for Oregon voters.

LWVMPC 2020-21 Annual Report

Read highlights of our League activities from the past year.

Background Brief: Redistricting in Oregon

This report, from May 2020, provides background on redistricting and reapportionment. It was written by Oregon Legislative Committee Staff .

Comments on the Jan 6th Assault on the Nation’s Capitol from the LWV of PDX

Read a statement from LWVPDX on the Jan 6, 2021 attack on our National Capitol

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