The Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Since 1972, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters has been a unique and valued member of Oregon’s environmental community. We work within local and state governments to demand clean air and water, healthy forests and wildlife, and a renewable energy future for all Oregonians. Alongside our members, we take political action to stand up for Oregon’s people and places. We hope you’ll join us!
What we do
Each election cycle, we release a list of endorsements. Our members help us rally behind these pro-environment candidates, knock on doors, make phone calls, and ask community members to vote for candidates who share their love of Oregon.
During the legislative session, our members get involved by contacting their legislators and going to town halls, lobby days, and legislative hearings. Legislators truly care what their constituents have to say, and reaching out to them makes a big difference in how they vote on environmental issues.
Later in the year, we release our Environmental Scorecard, which sums up the session and grades legislators’ stances on environmental issues. The Environmental Scorecard allows citizens and environmental groups to hold their legislators accountable. And, likewise, when leaders want to know where the environmental community stands on an issue, they come to us.
Who we are
The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is made up of a statewide team of members, volunteers, full-time staff, and board of directors. As a local affiliate of the national League of Conservation Voters, we remain an independent organization focused on state-level issues while setting a precedent for nationwide change. Throughout our work, we maintain a commitment to equity, diversity, and environmental justice for all people.
OLCV coordinates both the Oregon Conservation Network and the Central Oregon Conservation Network. These environmental coalitions have helped create lasting change throughout our state, including passing Oregon’s first renewable energy standard, establishing marine reserves, reducing toxic chemicals in children’s products, and saving the Elliott State Forest.
How to get involved
Do you want to be a voice for wolves, northern spotted owls, and Humboldt martens? Do you want to ensure that Oregonians have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and communities powered by clean energy? Do you want to take action on climate change, and help Oregon transition away from fossil fuels?