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Les Zaitz: Free Press and the Survival of Democracy

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S. State St
Lake Oswego, OR  
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An Invite from League of Women Voters of Clackamas County
For anyone who will be in the Portland area next Tuesday or interested in attending virtually, you are all sincerely invited to hear veteran editor and investigative reporter, Les Zaitz, will speak on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00pm at the Lakewood Center for the Arts at 368 S. State St, Lake Oswego on the future of the free press and democracy. 

If you would like to sign up for the League Member dinner an hour before, please register at 12 Sept Event Sign Up

The free program on the future of the free press and democracy is also available virtually with the webinar registration link:

About Les Zaitz
Les reported for the Oregonian for 25 years, owns several community newspapers and a digital news service.  He is a national Society of Professional Journalists fellow, a two-time Pulitzer finalist, including for a lengthy investigation of Mexican drug cartels in Oregon and a five-time winner of Oregon's top investigative reporting award.  Les has investigated corrupt state legislators, fraudulent charities and Rajneeshpuram, to name just a few.  He has been active in reforming the state's public records law and was appointed by Governor Brown to the Oregon Public Records Advisory Council.     

The League of Women Voters of Clackamas County is part of a nation-wide League effort across the country to advance better public understanding of the democratic and electoral process, and one of the current issues we all face is mis- and disinformation, with a clear connection between the declining availability of local news and political division.  This timely topic is echoed by the recent America at a Crossroads PBS Special segment hosted by Judy Woodruff available 
HERE which examines how this loss deprives communities of the glue that holds them together while fueling division.