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League of Women Voters Combats Climate Change

The non-partisan League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley is planning a League Debate with candidates for Oregon House of Representative District #56 (a new district established since redistricting) on October 23, 2022 at 4 p.m. at the Ashpole Community Center 17 Buchanan Avenue South, Eagle Point, OR (adjacent to Eagle Point City Hall.) The League Debate scheduled on October 10, 2022 with Jackson County Commissioner candidates positions #1 and #3 was cancelled because the Republican candidate declined to attend.

Ballots will be mailed to Oregon voters on October 21, 2022 for election day Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

According to Shirley Weathers, LWVRV Climate Change Coordinator for Jackson & Josephine Counties, "LWVOR’s Climate Emergency Team members... are monitoring activities of state agencies charged with carrying out actions within their authority to effect emissions reduction as mandated by Oregon Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04... They are also monitoring the various Oregon Senate and House Committee meetings during the Interim, watching for pertinent legislation that may appear in the 2023 General Session, e.g., National Resources, Energy, Budget, Forestry Committees."

"LWVRV is also following and monitoring the GTN Xpress (Gas Transmission Northwest) pipeline expansion being pursued by Canadian TC Energy. The LWV opposes expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure."

The League of Women Voters on all levels has demonstrated recognition of the urgency of addressing climate change. The national position adopted in 2019 stated that “an international approach to combating climate change—including through energy conservation, air pollution controls, building resilience, and promotion of renewable resources—is necessary to protect public health and defend the overall integrity of the global ecosystem. The League supports climate goals and policies that are consistent with the best available climate science and that will ensure a stable climate system for future generations.”


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