KLAMATH COUNTY ACTIVITIES
Candidates’ Forums in election years: We sponsor a televised Candidates’ Night about 3 weeks before ballots are due to help community members meet the candidates and hear their points of view. This major chapter activity allows questions from both the participating audience and our television audience.
Annual Study: Every May, we choose a topic to study throughout the year. As a result of the study, we may take action in our local community or publish results.
Previous study topics have included:
Klamath County Commissioner Non-Partisan Election
Transient Room Tax
Sustainable Development issues; Children at Risk; Runaway Youth; etc.
As a result of numerous studies in the area of sustainable living and development, LWV of Klamath County created a Position Paper and helped to found Klamath Sustainable Communities in 1995. For more information, please see http://www.klamathsustainablecommunities.org.
Monthly Meetings: We meet on the third Thursday of each month from September through April from 6:45-8:30 pm at 409 Pine Street.
In May, we have an Annual Meeting at which time we elect Officers and Board Members and choose our Annual Study Topic.
Holiday Party: We hold a dessert pot luck party in a private home and request that participants bring a “white elephant” gift which we auction off. Funds from this party help support our activities.
All activities are open to the public and do not require membership.
STATE AND NATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Study Area Examples which Result in Position Papers, Legislative Action, and Local Programs
1) Air Pollution, Toxic Waste, and Clean Water
2) Community Safety
5) Land Use
6) Low-cost Housing
7) Race Relations and Diversity Issues
8) Transportation Access
1) Voter Education
2) Voter Registration
3) Election volunteers
4) National Lobbying campaigns on LWV positions
5) Online Voter Action at
When you act with others as a member of the LWV, your voice is magnified.