Unit Meeting Presentations
Normally, the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County holds regular monthly unit meetings, neighborhood-focused discussion groups, approximately 10 months per year. The usual schedule, shown below, is not valid during the COVID-19 social distancing period.
Beginning in September 2020, there will be unit meetings held by Zoom on these dates:
This year we are also emphasizing diverstiy, equity and inclusion in each meeting. See Planning with a focus on equity.
1.Who should participate in this project/program?
2. Who would benefit?
3. What are the barriers to participation?
4. How does this address underserved voters?
5. How does this address equity?
See more background here.
May 2021 Unit Meetings were on the topic of Land Use Planning. See presentation on the Growth Management Act here. See Pierce County Planner Erika Rhett's power point presentation here. Video of the second Unit Meeting, May 8, 2021, is at https://youtu.be/fND7M1zeU0s.
February 2021 Unit Meetings were on the topic of Sustainability Plans: why do we need them? What do they contain? What may be required? See power points used by presenters Chuck Jensen here and Elly Claus-McGahan here.
November 2020. The November 2020 Unit Meeting topic was Homelessness, an update. Causes, work that has been done since 2019, and possible solutions were discussed. See the power point here.
October 2020. The October 2020 Unit Meeting topic was "General Election 2020: The Power of the Vote". Resources to supplement the Unit Meeting discussion are attached here. This is a list of various video presentations in which the importance of the vote, the actions to suppress the vote, and more, are discussed.
Also see the report by the Academy of Arts and Sciences on repairing our democracy: https://www.amacad.org/sites/default/files/publication/downloads/2020-Democratic-Citizenship_Our-Common-Purpose_0.pdf
The Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit chose "Climate Change: What Can One Person Do" as its "unit choice" topic in May 2019. Here are the handouts from that meeting.
Virtual Unit - May 2019
Alison McCaffree, LWVT-PC Member and Executive Director of Politics of the Possible in Action, presented "Census and Redistricting: Action Planning for One-Person, One Vote".
See the power point here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MKOuoT3Jdwx_oVkXJD5FBpCTG7fWFh7l/view
All Units - April 2019
The April 2019 program is an update on state legislation of interest to the League. It includes a wide range of topics.
The handout for the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit on April 20 is here. It reflects changes in bill status during the seek since the other four unit meetings were held.
The handout used for the remaining, earlier unit meetings is here.
All Units - March 2019
The March 2019 unit meeting program is a discussion of various levels of transportation systems and planning, from WA State Department of Transportation to City of Tacoma. The following power point portrays both projects currently underway and planned projects for the future.
At the time of producing this presentation, Pierce Transit's web site was inaccessible, so discussion of Pierce Transit will be oral only.
All Units - February 2019
Ned Witting, League member and coordinator for the organization Better Angels, gave this presentation at February 2019 unit meetings.
All Units - October 2018
This article is intended for reading in advance to prepare for the October Unit Meetings.
This article will also be discussed during the Unit Meetings.
See the power point here.
See the presentations on power point here
Amanda deShazo, Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Coalition, provided a report from 2010. Many of the recommendations from this report have not yet been implemented.