Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:00 pm
Puyallup Activity Center
210 W Pioneer Ave.
Puyallup, WA
Forum: Candidates for Puyallup City Council Districts 1, Pos. 1, 2, Pos. 2, and 3, Pos. 1. The Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium and the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County are co-sponsoring a forum for candidates for Puyallup City Council District 1, Pos. 1; District 2, Pos. 2; and District 3, Pos. 1.

Both the Affordable Housing Consortium and the League of Women Voters are nonpartisan organizations that do not support or oppose any candidates or political parties. The audience may ask questions of the candidates.

This forum is free and the public is invited.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:30 pm
Virtual Online Meeting
Join at https://zoom.us/j/5999586476
Virtual Online Unit Meeting - Looking Back/Moving Forward. The Virtual Online Unit meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month. Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The program for September unit meetings is "Looking Back/Moving Forward". The program will explore the history of women's suffrage, focusing on the Tacoma area's role, and what to expect with the League of Women Voters in the year ahead.

This is the first unit meeting of the program year in which the Centennial of both women's suffrage and the establishment of the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will be celebrated.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
1:00 pm
N. Tacoma Police Substation
5140 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Unit Meeting - Looking Back/Moving Forward. The Tacoma Unit meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month. Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The program for September unit meetings is "Looking Back/Moving Forward". The program will explore the history of women's suffrage, focusing on the Tacoma area's role, and what to expect with the League of Women Voters in the year ahead.

This is the first unit meeting of the program year in which the Centennial of both women's suffrage and the establishment of the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will be celebrated.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30 pm
Curtis High School Theater
8425 40th St W
University Place, WA
Candidate Forum: Unviersity Place City Council and Clover Park School District. Community forum open to the public to hear and ask questions of candidates in competitive races for University Place City Council Pos. 2, 6 & 7; Clover Park School District Pos. 2 & 5; and University Place School District Pos. 5.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any candidates or political parties.

This forum is free and co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Friday, September 13, 2019
10:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center
2301 Worthington
Steilacoom, WA
SW Pierce Unit Meeting - Looking Back/Moving Forward. The SW Pierce Unit meets monthly on the second Friday of each month. Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The program for September unit meetings is "Looking Back/Moving Forward". The program will explore the history of women's suffrage, focusing on the Tacoma area's role, and what to expect with the League of Women Voters in the year ahead.

This is the first unit meeting of the program year in which the Centennial of both women's suffrage and the establishment of the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will be celebrated.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 am
Puyallup Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
East Pierce Unit Meeting - Looking Back/Moving Forward. The East Pierce Unit meets monthly on the second Saturday of each month. Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The program for September unit meetings is "Looking Back/Moving Forward". The program will explore the history of women's suffrage, focusing on the Tacoma area's role, and what to expect with the League of Women Voters in the year ahead.

This is the first unit meeting of the program year in which the Centennial of both women's suffrage and the establishment of the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will be celebrated.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00 pm
Merrill Gardens
7290 Rosemount Circle
Tacoma, WA 98465
Merrill Gardens Unit Meeting - Looking Back/Moving Forward. The Merrill Gardens Unit meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The program for September unit meetings is "Looking Back/Moving Forward". The program will explore the history of women's suffrage, focusing on the Tacoma area's role, and what to expect with the League of Women Voters in the year ahead.

This is the first unit meeting of the program year in which the Centennial of both women's suffrage and the establishment of the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will be celebrated.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 am
Heron's Key, Gig Harbor North
4340 Borgen Blvd.
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit Meeting - Looking Back/Moving Forward. The Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit meets monthly on the third Saturday of each month. Unit meetings are opportunities for members to discuss issues of importance. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The program for September unit meetings is "Looking Back/Moving Forward". The program will explore the history of women's suffrage, focusing on the Tacoma area's role, and what to expect with the League of Women Voters in the year ahead.

This is the first unit meeting of the program year in which the Centennial of both women's suffrage and the establishment of the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will be celebrated.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:30 pm
University Place Library
Conference Room
3609 Market Pl. W.
University Place, WA 98466
Book Discussion: This Changes Everything - Capaitalism vs. Climate. The League Book Group will continue its lively discussions with "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate" by Naomi Klein.

Book group discussions are free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eastside Community Center
1721 E. 56th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
Candidate Forum - Tacoma Area Races. Candidates for Port of Tacoma, Tacoma City Council, Tacoma School District and Metropolitan Park District Commissioner will be available at a community forum on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Eastside Community Center. The candidates are scheduled at the following times:

10:00 am Port of Tacoma
11:00 am Tacoma School District
Noon Metropolitan Park District
1:00 pm Tacoma City Council At Large 7 & 8

This forum is free and open to the public. People who attend may submit questions for the candidates.

This event is co-sponsored by the UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and by the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are nonpartisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eastside Community Center
1721 E. 56th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
Candidate Forum - Tacoma Area Races. Candidates for Port of Tacoma, Tacoma City Council, Tacoma School District and Metropolitan Park District Commissioner will be available at a community forum on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Eastside Community Center. The candidates are scheduled at the following times:

10:00 am Port of Tacoma
11:00 am Tacoma School District
Noon Metropolitan Park District
1:00 pm Tacoma City Council At Large 7 & 8

This forum is free and open to the public. People who attend may submit questions for the candidates.

This event is co-sponsored by the UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and by the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are nonpartisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:30 PM
Gig Harbor City Council Chambers
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335.
Candidate Forum - Gig Harbor City Council Positions 5 & 6. Community forum open to the public to hear and ask questions of candidates in competitive races for Gig Harbor City Council.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any candidates or political parties.

This forum is free and co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:30 pm
Fife Community Center
2111 54th Ave. E.
Fife, WA 98424
Candidate Forum: Fife City Council Positions 2 & 4; and Port of Tacoma. Community forum open to the public to hear and ask questions of candidates in competitive races for Fife City Council Positions 2 & 4; and Port of Tacoma candidates.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any candidates or political parties.

This forum is free and co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
6:30 pm
DuPont City Council Chambers
1700 Civic Dr.
DuPont, WA 98327
Candidate Forum - City of DuPont Mayor & City Council. Community forum to hear and ask questions of candidates in competitive races for City of DuPont Mayor and City Council.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any candidates or political parties.

Friday, October 11, 2019
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Tacoma City Council Chambers
Tacoma City Hall
747 Market St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
TV Tacoma Video Production - Tacoma Area Candidate Forum. This candidate forum is a series of candidate discussions that will be filmed on October 11 for viewing on TV Tacoma prior to the General Election.

The public is welcome to attend and may submit questions for candidates to Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow at lwvtacomapierce@gmail.com. To participate in the forum as part of the audience, members of the public must arrive 15 minutes in advance of the specific portion of the forum for which they are interested. No one will be seated during the video production of each panel.

The forum schedule is as follows (note slight changes from fliers posted prior to the update below):

9:00-9:30am: Metro Parks + Commissioner Positions 1 & 2

John Hines
Nathe Lawver

9:45-10:30am: Tacoma Schools - Positions 1 & 2

Lisa Keating
Debbie Winskill
Kristopher A. Kerns
Enrique Leon

10:45-11:30am: Port of Tacoma + Positions 3 & 5

Frank Boykin
Deanna Keller
Kristin Ang
Dave Bryant

12:30-1:00 pm: Tacoma Council District 1

Brent (Smiley) Wiley
Tim Reid

1:30-2:00 pm : Tacoma Council District 3

David Combs
Keith Blocker

2:15-2:45 pm: Tacoma Council at-Large Position 7

Courtney Love
Conor McCarthy

3:00-3:30pm: Tacoma Council at-Large Position 8

Kristina Walker
John O'Loughlin

3:45 - 4:00 pm: Civil Service Board (tentative)

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any candidates or political parties.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Star Center
1721 E 56th St.
Tacoma, WA 98404
Candidate Forum - Tacoma Area Races. Candidates for Port of Tacoma, Tacoma City Council, Tacoma School District and Metropolitan Park District Commissioner will be available at a community forum on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Star Center. The candidates are scheduled at the following times:

10:30 am Port of Tacoma
11:15 am Tacoma School District
Noon Metropolitan Park District
12:45 pm Tacoma City Council At Large 7 & 8

This forum is free and open to the public. People who attend may submit questions for the candidates.

This event is co-sponsored by the UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and by the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are nonpartisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

Monday, October 14, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Orting High School Performing Arts Center
Center 320 Washington Avenue North
Orting, WA
Candidate Forum - Orting City Council & School Board. Community forum open to the public to hear and ask questions of candidates in competitive races for Orting City Council and Orting School Board.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any candidates or political parties.

This forum is free and co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tacoma, Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Peoples Community Center
1602 MLK JR Way
Tacoma ,WA 98405
Candidate Forum - Tacoma Area Races. Candidates for Port of Tacoma, Tacoma City Council, Tacoma School District and Metropolitan Park District Commissioner will be available at a community forum on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at People's Community Center. The candidates are scheduled at the following times:

1:30 pm Tacoma City Council At Large 7 & 8
2:30 pm Port of Tacoma
3:30 pm Tacoma School District
4:30 pm Metropolitan Park District

This forum is free and open to the public. People who attend may submit questions for the candidates.

This event is co-sponsored by the UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; and by the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium. All three organizations are nonpartisan and do not support or oppose any candidates.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
2:30 pm
University Place Library
Conference Room
3609 Market Pl. W.
University Place, WA 98466
Book Group: Six Amendments. The League Book Group will continue its lively discussions with "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution", by John Paul Stevens.

Book group discussions are free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
2:30 pm
University Place Library
Conference Room
3609 Market Pl. W.
University Place, WA 98466
Book Group: Heartland - A Memoir. The League Book Group will continue its lively discussions with "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth", by Sarah Smarsh.

Book group discussions are free and open to the public.