LWV Deschutes at Labor Day Picnic

Bulletin covers Labor Day Picnic : Read

The article states “Political groups such as the Deschutes Democrats, League of Women Voters, Democratic Socialists of America had booths set up at the picnic, handing out buttons and signs supporting organized labor and the “Medicare for All” movement.” LWV of Deschutes County were at the Labor Day picnic as part of the community and offering voter service, not advocating for any movements.

We would not mix voter service with advocacy. LWV does have positions regarding heathcare, collective bargaining and countless other subjects.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles. Voters Service/Citizen Education. We present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

Action/Advocacy. We are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

The Bulletin should correct the statement, it is very misleading. We do appreciate that the Bulletin was at the event to celebrate the working community.

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