Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6:30 pm
Virtual, online meeting

https://zoom.us/j/5999586476

Contact: Alison McCaffree alison.mccaffree
@stanfordalumni.org
Virtual, Online Unit Meeting: 2020 Census. Alison McCaffree will discuss the 2020 Census, what to expect, issues related to the Census and how census data will be used.

Open to the public.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:00 pm
N. Tacoma Police Substation
5140 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA

CANCELED
CANCELED - Tacoma Unit Meeting: Homelessness in Tacoma. The topic of this unit meeting is homelessness in Tacoma: what is happening in Tacoma and how is the City addressing it?

Presenters will be Maureen Howard, attorney and long-time advocate for addressing homelessness, who has been following Tacoma issues specifically; and Theresa Power-Drutis, Executive Director of New Connections. Both are members of the Tacoma/Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness. Theresa is also one of the primary co-authors of the recently published League of Women Voters study of Shelter in Pierce County.

The public is welcome. Free.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
10:00 am
Puyallup Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA

CANCELED
CANCELED - Pink Tea - East Pierce Unit Meeting. This month's East Pierce Unit Meeting is a Pink Tea in honor of the centennial of the League of Women Voters.

Pink Teas were a subterfuge to organize for women's suffrage without letting men know what they were doing. Attend this Pink Tea to revel in Women's Suffrage and talk about where women should go from here. We welcome today's men who value the contribution women can make to join the discussion.

Special guests include Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor, who will discuss voting issues; and women elected officials from East Pierce County.

The public is invited. Free.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
1:00 pm
Wheelock Library Branch
Tacoma Public Libraries
3722 North 26th Street
Tacoma WA 98407
Membership Discussion - Shelter Study. This is an all-member discussion of the recently completed Pierce County Shelter study. the study is an update to the affordable housing studies completed in 2008 and 2009 and includes shelter as a housing concern.

Read the study athttp://http://www.tacomapiercelwv.org/files/shelter_study_for_web_2-20_reduced.pdf

Read the discussion questions at http://www.tacomapiercelwv.org/files/shelter_study_discussion_questions_for_web.pdf

Open to the public. Free. However, only members who declare that they have read the study may respond to the consensus questions.

Saturday, March 21, 2020
12:15 pm
Summit Library Branch
5107 112th St. E.
Tacoma, WA 98446 (unincorporated)
Membership Discussion - Shelter Study. This is an all-member discussion of the recently completed Pierce County Shelter study. The study is an update to the affordable housing studies completed in 2008 and 2009 and includes shelter as a housing concern.

Read the study athttp://http://www.tacomapiercelwv.org/files/shelter_study_for_web_2-20_reduced.pdf

Read the discussion questions at http://www.tacomapiercelwv.org/files/shelter_study_discussion_questions_for_web.pdf

Open to the public. Free. However, only members who declare that they have read the study may respond to the consensus questions.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
6:30 pm
This is a virtual meeting. Use the link below to join:

https://zoom.us/j/5999586476

For assistance, contact Alison McCaffree, unit leader, alison.mccaffree
@stanfordalumni.org
Virtual Unit Meeting: Climate Change Simulation. The topic selected by the virtual unit participants for their April meeting is the simulation of the effects of climate change.

This meeting is open to the public and free.

Saturday, April 11, 2020
10:00 am
Puyallup Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
E. Pierce Unit Meeting: Mental Health. The topic chosen by the East Pierce Unit for its April meeting is mental health. Speakers to be determined.

Open to the public. Free.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:30 am
Herons Key
4340 Borgen Blvd.
Gig Harbor North
 
Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit Meeting: Review of Legislature - Voting by Leg District 26 legislators. The topic chosen by the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit for this month is a review of how 26th District legislators voted on key issues in the 2020 Legislative session. The South Kitsap League Unit has been invited to participate.

Open to the public. Free.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
2:30 pm
Conference Room
University Place Library
3609 Market Pl. W.
University Place, WA
Book Group - Discussion of "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore". The League book group meets at 2:30 pm on the first Thursday of each odd-numbered month. The book selection for May is "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore", by Elizabeth Rush.

Open to the public; free.

For more information about the book group, see http://www.tacomapiercelwv.org/BookGroup.html.