‘It’s much bigger than abortion’: five state lawmakers who fought against six-week bans

A wave of Republican-backed laws severely restricting abortions has swept statehouses this year – but not without voices raised in opposition

Source: ‘It’s much bigger than abortion’: five state lawmakers who fought against six-week bans | Global | The Guardian

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 24 – July 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson “The Governor will invoke executive order if compromise on climate bill can’t be reached” “Inaction is not an option,… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 24 – July 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 21 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson HB 2020 A: Oregon Climate Action Program It’s now up to leadership to decide next steps. The “Cap and… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 21 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 20 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy
Climate Change

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson
Climate Policy HB 2020 LWVOR Alert HERE “Cap and Invest” Clean… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 20 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 17 – May 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy  
Climate Change

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson
Progress! “Cap and Invest” HB 2020 -84 amendment was posted to OLIS last Monday. This new bill continues to… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 17 – May 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 15 – April 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy  
Climate Change  

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson
Don’t forget – Save the Date for May 29th Climate Day of Action in Salem. Details will be… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 15 – April 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 12 – April 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy 

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, and Cathy Frischmann
Some progress and ACTION is still needed on your part: Please let the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction (JCCR) and… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 12 – April 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

Action Alert! Climate Legislation: HB 2020-31 It’s Heating Up!

ACTION ALERT!  Climate Legislation:  HB 2020 -31  IT’S HEATING UP!

Date:   April 9, 2019
To:       All League Members and Oregonians
From:  Julie Chapman, LWVOR Climate Portfolio and Norman Turrill, LWVOR President

CONTACT ALL LEGISLATORS ON THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON CARBON REDUCTION TO SUPPORT HB 2020 -31. Email addresses are below.

The Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction (JCCR) recently introduced an improved version of the climate bill, HB 2020 -31. Committee members are under pressure to reverse or water down the amendments, particularly those regulating pollution from waste incineration and fluorinated gases. Please email committee members by April 15.

Subject line: “The -31 amendments strengthened HB 2020” or “Thank you for supporting HB 2020 -31” or “As an Oregonian, I support HB 2020 -31” or …

Messaging for emails: Put the message in your own words; your email can be short. You can copy and paste the same personal message for all members of the committee, but please address and send the email to each legislator individually. Identify yourself with your address, but emphasize that you are an Oregonian, and this is important Oregon legislation.

  • Thank you for including waste incineration in the industries regulated by the bill.
  • The Covanta trash incinerator burns plastics and medical waste and emits a mix of heavy metals and other pollutants. We urge you to hold them accountable by keeping them under the cap, as you have done in the -31 amendments. This is a critical step to move us towards climate solutions.
  • Thank you for now including the super pollutant F-gases from semiconductor manufacturing as emissions covered by the bill.
  • F-gases are 7,000 to 23,000 times more potent than CO2 as greenhouse gases. It is critical that we require mitigation of their effect.
  • The -31 amendment ends an exemption for the F-gases used in semiconductor manufacturing, placing F-gases under the cap from the beginning of the program. Please pass the -31 amendments and keep these polluters in the program.
  • The F-gases account for 1/5th of the total greenhouse gas impact of all other Oregon manufacturers covered under the Oregon Climate Action Program. It is critical that we require mitigation of their effects.
  • The emergency clause is essential to this bill. Climate change caused by excessive greenhouse gas emissions is the most significant emergency of our time.
  • Please keep the specific percentage distributions from the Climate Investment Fund identified in -31 in the bill: 40% will go to impacted communities and 10% to tribes. Oregon communities that suffer the biggest impact from the warming we already experience must get the most relief.

Thank you for adding your voice! For more information, contact Julie Chapman, LWVOR Climate Portfolio member juliebchap@gmail.com or ph. 503-415-9715.

Amendments HB 2020 -31: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/187693

Original HB 2020: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2020/Introduced

Additional F-gas information from EPA website: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/overview-greenhouse-gases

Democratic Members of Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction –

Co-Chairs:

sen.MichaelDembrow@oregonlegislature.gov

rep.KarinPower@oregonlegislature.gov

Committee members:

sen.LeeBeyer@oregonlegislature.gov

sen.JeffGolden@oregonlegislature.gov

sen.kathleentaylor@oregonlegislature.gov

rep.kenhelm@oregonlegislature.gov

rep.JohnLively@oregonlegislature.gov

rep.PamMarsh@oregonlegislature.gov

 

Republicans Members of the JCCR Committee:

Co-Vice Chairs:

sen.CliffBentz@oregonlegislature.gov

rep.DavidBrockSmith@oregonlegislature.gov

Committee members:

sen.FredGirod@oregonlegislature.gov

sen.AlanOlsen@oregonlegislature.gov

rep.DanielBonham@oregonlegislature.gov

rep.ShellyBoshartDavis@oregonlegislature.gov

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 9 – March 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy  
Climate Change  

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson
YOUR VOICE IS STILL NEEDED! Please consider taking just a few minutes this week and engage in your citizenship rights and responsibilities. This Wednesday, March… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 9 – March 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon