Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 3, 2019
2:30 pm
Wheelock Library
722 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
League Book Group: "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything". Discussion of "Freakonomics". Through very readable storytelling and surprising insight, Steven D. Levitt, an award-winning University of Chicago economics and co-author Stephen J. Dubner, a journalist and radio personality, show that economics is, at its root, the study of incentives - how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore topics that don't seem to have a relationship, but it turns out they do.

Open to the public. Free.

Saturday, January 5, 2019
10:00 am - Noon
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Immigration - Public Forum. A public forum about immigration, US policy, local application and what individuals can do. Speakers include Noah Purcell, WA State Solicitor General; Derek Kilmer, US Representative; and others.

Open to the public. Free.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:30 pm
Virtual Online Meeting
Join at https://zoom.us;
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Virtual Online Unit Meeting - Immigration. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Immigration held on January 5.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
1:00 pm
N. Tacoma Police Substation
5140 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Unit Meeting - Immigration. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Immigration held on January 5.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, January 11, 2019
10:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center
2301 Worthington
Steilacoom, WA
SW Pierce Unit Meeting - Immigration. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Immigration held on January 5.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 am
Puyallup Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
East Pierce Unit Meeting - Immigration. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Immigration held on January 5.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:30 am
Herons Key
4340 Borgen Blvd.
Gig Harbor North
WA
Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit Meeting - Immigration. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Immigration held on January 5.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 pm
To Be Announced Rising Above the Political Divide - Public Forum. Free public forum to describe political dynamics in Pierce County and nationally and understand ways to bridge the communication gap between political parties.

Speakers and location will be announced soon.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
2:30 pm
Wheelock Library
722 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
League Book Group: "It's Even Worse Than You Think". Discussion of "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America". Planned before Bob Woodward's recent book, "Fear", was available, this book was identified for reading and discussion. In this similar book about the impacts of the Trump administration on US democracy, author David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, goes inside the administration to show how the federal agencies that touch the lives of all Americans are being undermined. David Cay Johnston has followed Donald Trump since 1988.

Open to the public. Free.

Friday, February 8, 2019
10:00 am
Puyallup Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
East Pierce Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Rising Above the Political Divide held on February 2. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30 pm
Virtual Online Meeting
Join at https://zoom.us;
Click "Join Meeting" and enter meeting code 306-690-395
Virtual Online Unit Meeting - Rising above the Political Divide. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Rising Above the Political Divide held on February 2. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
10:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center
2301 Worthington
Steilacoom, WA
SW Pierce Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Rising Above the Political Divide held on February 2. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
1:00 pm
N. Tacoma Police Substation
5140 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Rising Above the Political Divide held on February 2. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:30 am
Herons Key
4340 Borgen Blvd.
Gig Harbor North
WA
Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. Discussion of information described at the public forum on Rising Above the Political Divide held on February 2. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. Meeting is free and open to the public.