Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? We cannot expect that we have the power to change systemic injustice without organizing the perspectives of marginalized people. Racism and bigotry still live on globally. How would you approach dealing with this ongoing issue if elected? I am running…

Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? They can be a watching organization to highlight instances of violations of the constitutionally-protected classes of age, race, sex, national origin, sexual preference, handicap status, and religious belief. Racism and bigotry still lives on globally. How would you approach dealing…

Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? Diverse populations don’t run on autopilot. When we’re surrounded by people who are just like us, we’re not challenged to stop and think about our words, thoughts or decisions. The presence of diversity creates awkwardness and it creates inconvenient truths. The…

Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? Organizations like the League of Minority Voters embody the energy and values necessary to drive the sustaining change we need here in Oregon. As someone who grew up amid instability, my campaign is rooted in the desire to give every…

Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? The LMV and sister organizations are important to ensure voices are heard. They amplify the power of a single person’s voice, to hear what needs to be said and to form coalitions. I know from my travels throughout Oregon that…

Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? Historically, under-represented communities have often lacked access to information and the ability to engage directly with their elected officials.  This leads these communities to feel overlooked and left behind.  An organization like League of Minority Voters has the ability to…

Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? Change comes from people-powered organization, and in a white supremacist society, it is vital for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to organize politically and participate collectively in the political process in order to build the movement for racial…

In addition to our state/district-wide candidates, we have offered other candidates the chance to share their answers. Here, we have responses from Kori Rodley, Candidate for Ward 3 City Council in Springfield, Oregon. Why do you think an organization like the League of Minority Voters (LMV) is important? I think it is very important to…

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