Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Racism in Policing

The League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County stands with the League of Women Voters of the US, Minneapolis and Minnesota in calling for continued reimagining of public safety following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case on April 20, 2020.

Read the joint US, Minneapolis and Minnesota Leagues' statement here: https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/lwv-joint-statement-derek-chauvin-trial-verdict?utm_content=buffer94f2f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Salish Acknowledgement

LWVTPC wishes to acknowledge that we gather on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples, surrounded by their traditional waters, in the shadow of Mount Tahoma. We actively seek inclusive and respectful partnerships that honor Indigenous cultures, histories, identities, and current realities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy:

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization's current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

Making Democracy Work: Growing, Mobilizing, Educating and Protecting the Vote

See us on TV Tacoma: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=6701

The Tacoma-Pierce County League of Women Voters is dedicated to making democracy work by growing, mobilizing, educating and protecting the vote. Our current work is highlighted on this page; other pages have additional background and information.

You don't have to be a League member to participate! Join one of our unit meeting discussions on timely issues; attend a forum; talk to people you meet there - and see if you like it. We welcome the public at all of our events.

Forum Series: Civility, Incivility & Civil Disobedience

The very popular forum series on Civility, Incivility and Civil Disobedience has now concluded. You can watch the premier forum, "Civility, Whose Role Is It Anyway?", which was on February 4, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LveGSmnVJJs&feature=youtu.be.

Amy Young, PhD, Professor at PLU, opened with an historical perspective. Read Amy's speech here.

Suggestions for new forum topics can be sent to Action Chair, Cynthia Stewart, stewdahl@comcast.net.

Voter Registration

League members have been working hard visiting high school civics and social studies classes to discuss voting rights and registering eligible students to vote. Take a look at this infographic being used in the schools.

Download the flier here.