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Nonpartisan information for voting and civic engagement from the League of Women Voters of Portland. Oregon voters, educators, and interested community members can listen to nonpartisan candidate and ballot measure forums, candidate interviews, and information about how governmental and nongovernmental organizations are addressing important community issues.

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Nonpartisan information for voting and civic engagement from the League of Women Voters of Portland. Oregon voters, educators, and interested community members can listen to nonpartisan candidate and ballot measure forums, candidate interviews, and information about how governmental and nongovernmental organizations are addressing important community issues.

    Progress and Challenges for Portland Police and Policing Alternatives

    Progress and Challenges for Portland Police and Policing Alternatives

    The League of Women Voters of Portland and four expert speakers talk about policing in Portland, including police training, progress and problems with police compliance with the US Department of Justice Settlement Agreement and the creation of groups of unarmed professionals to handle nonviolent confrontations. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Election Debrief: What's Next? Election 2022 Implications

    Election Debrief: What's Next? Election 2022 Implications

    A panel of expert election analysts discuss the results of the 2022 General Election in Oregon. What happened? What were the surprises? What may be the effects of the results for the nation, Oregon and Portland? The panelists were: 

    Anna Griffin, Vice President of news, talk and podcasts for Oregon Public Broadcasting. Before OPB, she spent 11 years as a reporter and editor at The Oregonian and 10 years as a reporter at the Charlotte Observer. She served as a 2011-12 Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
    John Horvick, Senior Vice President at DHM Research. John serves as political commentator with expertise in opinion research and community based politics. His areas of interest include electoral politics, healthcare, education, land use planning, natural resource use, energy and utilities, transportation, and taxation. John is often quoted in local media such as OPB, the Pamplin Media group, the Oregonian, the Willamette Week, and national publications.
    Dr. Dan Qi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Reed College. Dr. Qi writes about race-ethnicity, and identity politics, especially in Asian American Politics and immigration, and does research on gender politics, news media and government, political behavior, public opinion, and political economy.
    Alex Zielinski, News Editor for the Portland Mercury, writes about economic inequities, police, civil rights, and city politics. She received awards in 2022 for her articles from the Society of Professional Journalism. https://www.portlandmercury.com/authors/4416614/alex-zielinski.
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Forum with Pro & Con Speakers on Measure 26-228, Portland City Charter Reform

    Forum with Pro & Con Speakers on Measure 26-228, Portland City Charter Reform

    In this podcast, you will hear from speakers representing both sides of the debate about Measure 26-228, which would amend the Portland Oregon City Charter. Becca Uherbelau of Portland United for Change presents arguments in favor of passing the measure. Terry Harris of Partnership for Common Sense Government presents arguments against the measure. This is a timed forum. Each side has two minutes for opening statements and two minutes for closing statements. Each side also has 90 seconds to answer questions about the measure. 

    • 44 min
    Forum for Candidates for Multnomah County Chair

    Forum for Candidates for Multnomah County Chair

    This podcast features candidates Sharon Meieran and Jessica Vega Peterson, running to be Chair of the Multnomah County Commission. In this timed forum, each candidate presents two-minute opening and closing statements. They each answer questions about how they want to address the issues facing the county. 

    • 50 min
    Forum for Candidates for Commissioner of OR Bureau of Labor & Industries

    Forum for Candidates for Commissioner of OR Bureau of Labor & Industries

    This is a podcast of a balanced candidate forum featuring candidates Cheri Helt and Christina Stephenson, running for the position of Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. Each of the candidates begins with a two-minute opening  statement. They then answer questions about what they want to accomplish if elected. Finally they each present a closing statement. 

    • 52 min
    Forum for candidates for Portland Commissioner, Pos. 3, Rene Gonzalez and Jo Ann Hardesty

    Forum for candidates for Portland Commissioner, Pos. 3, Rene Gonzalez and Jo Ann Hardesty

    In this podcast, candidates Rene Gonzalez and Jo Ann Hardesty explain why they hope to be elected as the Portland City Commission, Position 3. This is a timed forum in which each candidate has the same amount of time to answer questions on issues they will face if elected. The two candidate also present opening and closing statements about why voters should elect them.

    • 52 min

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