The Fall Kick-off will be held 7 PM at the Corvallis-Benton County Library 645 NW Monroe Avenue All are invited to come and learn what League has planned for the coming year.
Join us for a conversation about igniting the next generation of political advocates, and hear about the journey of Candalynn Johnson, a first generation college graduate from Sweet Home who has embraced her role in leadership and civic engagement. At Oregon State University Candalynn became a lobbyist for the student body, advocating for voter registration and education. In her current role as Campaign Coordinator with the LWV of Oregon, she is leading a statewide redistricting campaign to fix the way Oregon determines who votes for whom in legislative and congressional elections, with a goal of getting the issue on the 2020 ballot. Our democracy needs us more than ever. The League of Women Voters has an important opportunity to rise together to address the need to protect the right to vote, to protect our environment, to address money in politics, and to change the tone from fractured to engaged civil discourse based on facts. It is important to invite and encourage a new generation of leadership for our democracy. The issues that our communities face cut across the generations: the passion for informed decisions and nonpartisan education is not exclusive to one generation or one issue. Young and established members alike understand that we all share a responsibility to get involved and make our democracy work. We begin our exploration of how best to invite the next generation to join in with the Corvallis League of Women Voters.
This meeting is co-sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library