Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

If You Missed Our Unit Meeting

If you missed the November Unit Meeting, NW Detention Center, you can find the power point here and the glossary here. Donations to AID NW would be appreciated. Clothing, toys and books may be left at the League office and will be delivered to AID NW. Or you can make a financial donation at http://aidnw.org/. Also check that web site for information about how to volunteer.

Making Democracy Work: Growing, Mobilizing, Educating and Protecting the Vote

See us on TV Tacoma: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=6701

The Tacoma-Pierce County League of Women Voters is dedicated to making democracy work by growing, mobilizing, educating and protecting the vote. Our current work is highlighted on this page; other pages have additional background and information.

You don't have to be a League member to participate! Join one of our unit meeting discussions on timely issues; attend a forum; talk to people you meet there - and see if you like it. We welcome the public at all of our events.

Forum Series: Civility, Incivility & Civil Disobedience

The very popular forum series on Civility, Incivility and Civil Disobedience has now concluded. You can watch the premier forum, "Civility, Whose Role Is It Anyway?", which was on February 4, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LveGSmnVJJs&feature=youtu.be.

Amy Young, PhD, Professor at PLU, opened with an historical perspective. Read Amy's speech here.

Suggestions for new forum topics can be sent to Action Chair, Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Voter Registration

League members have been working hard visiting high school civics and social studies classes to discuss voting rights and registering eligible students to vote. Take a look at this infographic being used in the schools.

Download the flier here.