As elders with a strong sense of history, we actively promote peace, social and economic justice, and environmental sustainability.
Our Slate
The Vocal Seniority proposes a slate of candidates for the 2018 Midterm Election.   Click here

for a complete listing of our slate with links for additional information. And

Pints & Politics
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Meet OLCV's Endorsed Candidates for the Oregon State Legislature
Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln, Ste 1, Bend
When: Thursday, October 18, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Join OLCV to hear from candidates who care about protecting Oregon’s natural legacy. Meet Eileen Kiely, Karen Rippberger, Darcy Long-Curtiss, and Solea Kabakov. Learn why these strong women are running to represent you, ask questions, and find out how you can ensure we elect these pro-environment candidates to office.

Eileen Kiely for the Oregon 53rd 
- (Redmond, Sunriver, Bend)
Karen Rippberger for House District 55 
- (Prineville, LaPine, Bend)
Darcy Long-Curtiss for Oregon State Rep. District 59 
- (Sisters, Terrebonne, Madras)
Solea for Senate District 30 
- (Sisters, Madras)

Thursday, October 18, 7 - 9 PM

Boulder-Sized Transportation Solutions
Where: ​​​​Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 NW Wall St, Bend
When: Thursday, Oct 18, 6:30-9:00PM
Tickets:  Here
Bend has often been compared to Boulder, CO for its entrepreneurial culture, small town feel with big town amenities, and abundance of recreational opportunities. 

Boulder’s Mike Gardner-Sweeney will give us a glimpse into his city’s transportation master plan and offer creative solutions to some of Bend’s biggest transportation concerns. Members of Bend’s Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee will lead this forum and public dialogue on issues both cities share, including dedicated funding, congestion, transit service, university access, innovative
technology, walkability, and urban growth boundaries.
AFL-CIO Canvass for Gov Brown &
Gena Goodman-Campbell
Where: ​Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave, Bend
When: Saturday, October 20, 10-2 PM
RSVP:  Here
Join us for a canvass event to support Governor Brown's re-election campaign and Gena Goodman-Campbell for Bend City Council!
To learn more about AFL-CIO endorsements, please visit - 
Everyone is welcome regardless of canvassing experience! For more information, contact Noah Goldberg-Jaffe at (603) 852-8526
Team Jamie
Canvass & Training for Newbies
Where: ​Jamie campaign office, 1001 SW Disk Drive, Bend, Building 110
When: Saturday, October 20, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Never canvassed before? It's surprisingly fulfilling to talk with voters in our beautiful community. We'll take the mystery out of canvassing and partner you up with a veteran. 

Don't need training? Ready to knock doors? Then stop by and pick up a turf, some materials and hit the streets!

For questions or more information, please contact:
Ryan Krumel, [email protected]
Brenna Schmidt, [email protected]
Canvass for Sally Russell
Where: ​​911 SE Armour Rd, Bend
When: Saturday, October 20, 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Join us this month to help Sally connect with citizens in Bend by joining a weekly group canvass for Sally. 

We will provide you with all materials needed, all you need to do is come prepared to walk and talk! This is a great opportunity to connect with your neighbors and fellow community members on the issues you and they care about. We hope you can join us. 

Email [email protected] for more information about canvassing for Sally.
League of Women Voters
​Forum on Ballot Measures
Where: Deschutes Public Library, Bend
When: Sunday, October 21, 2:00 - 4:00

The forum is free and the public is invited. Presenters will read Measures, pro and con statements and answer questions from the audience. Refreshments will be provided.
The League of Women Voters is a national, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through active and informed participation in government. The league influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Measure 102  Municipal Bonds for Affordable Housing
Measure 103  Bans Taxes on Groceries
Measure 104  Super Majority for Revenue Changes
Measure 105  Sanctuary State
Measure 106  Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

A Vocal Senior Veteran Speaks
to Greg Walden
Leo McGregor is a Vocal Seniority member and a veteran with a message for Greg Walden. Click the player at right -->  to hear what he had to say.
(1 minute)