Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
6:30 pm
Sehmel Pavilion
10123 - 78th Ave. NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Candidate Forum - Peninsula Metropolitan Park District Positions 1 & 4. On Wednesday, July 10, at the Sehmel Pavilion, the public will have a chance to hear from and ask questions of candidates for Peninsula Metropolitan Park District Board in Positions 1 and 4. These are the races in which there are more than two candidates for each position.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County; and the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Both organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm and end no later than 8:30 pm. For questions, please contact League of Women Voters President Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Friday, July 12, 2019
9:00 am
Tacoma City Council Chambers
Room 16, Tacoma Municipal Bldg. North
733 Market St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Candidate Forum - Port of Tacoma, Tacoma School District, and Tacoma City Council. On Friday, July 12, at the Tacoma City Council Chambers, the public will have a chance to hear from and ask questions of primary candidates in a variety of races for which there are three or more candidates. These Port of Tacoma, Positions 3 and 5; Tacoma School District, Position 2; and Tacoma City Council, District 7.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County; TV Tacoma; the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and the Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All four organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

The forum will begin at 9:00 am and end by 11:45 am. Each race has a specific time allocation. To see the time, go to http://www.tacomapiercelwv.org/Going_On_Now.html and scroll down to the Tacoma flier. To participate in a specific forum, please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance. No seating will occur during the forum while videographing is occurring.

The public may submit questions at the forum or in advance by sending them to Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, lwvtacomapierce@gmail.com.

For questions, please contact League of Women Voters President Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Monday, July 15, 2019
6:30 pm
Orting High School Performing Arts Center
320 Washington Ave. N.
Orting, WA
Candidate Forum - Orting School Board Districts 3 and 4. On Monday, July 15, at Orting High School, the public will have a chance to hear from and ask questions of candidates for Orting School Board Districts 3 and 4. These are the only School Board races in which there are more than two candidates for the position.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Both organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm and end no later than 8:30 pm. For questions, please contact League of Women Voters President Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30 pm
Lakewood Library
6300 Wildaire Rd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Candidate Forum - Lakewood City Council Position 6. On Tuesday, July 16, at Lakewood Library, the public will have a chance to hear from and ask questions of candidates for Lakewood City Council Position 6. This is the only City Council race in which there are more than two candidates for the position.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County; the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and the Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm and end no later than 8:30 pm. For questions, please contact League of Women Voters President Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6:30 pm
DuPont City Council Chambers
DuPont City Hall
1700 Civic Drive
DuPont, WA
Candidate Forum - DuPont Mayor. On Wednesday, July 17, at DuPont City Council Chambers, the public will have a chance to hear from and ask questions of candidates for Mayor of DuPont. This is the only City race in which there are more than two candidates for the position.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County; the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and the Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm and end no later than 8:00 pm. For questions, please contact League of Women Voters President Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:30 pm
Bonney Lake City Council Chambers
9002 Main St. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Candidate Forum - Bonney Lake City Council. On Thursday, July 18, at Bonney Lake City Council Chambers, the public will have a chance to hear from and ask questions of candidates for Bonney Lake City Council Position 4. This is the only City Council race in which there are more than two candidates for the position.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County; the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and the Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm and end no later than 8:30 pm. For questions, please contact League of Women Voters President Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Monday, July 22, 2019
6:30 pm
Puyallup Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
Candidate Forum - Puyallup City Council Dist. 1, Pos. 1 & Puyallup School Board Director, Pos. 3. On Monday, July 22, at the Puyallup Library, the public will have a chance to hear from and ask questions of candidates for Puyallup City Council District 1, Position 1; and Puyallup School District Director, Position 3. These are the only races in which there are more than two candidates for each position.

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County; the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and the Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm and end no later than 8:30 pm. For questions, please contact League of Women Voters President Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Thursday, September 5, 2019
2:30 pm
University Place Library
3609 Market Pl. W.
University Place, WA 98466
League Book Group: White Fragility. The League Book Group will begin a new year of lively discussions with "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race", by Robin DiAngelo.