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.

Coming Soon

Participate in a candidate forum near you. Ask candidates the questions you have about what they would bring to the offices they seek.

See the TV Tacoma showings of Tacoma candidate forums at TV Tacoma, http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=6538.

Download a copy of the schedule here.

Scenes from the Peninsula Town Hall forum on BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & THE OPIOID CRISIS, Part I.

Panel, L to R: Jeremiah Saucier, Crossroads Treatment Center and founder of planned Hope Recovery Center (funds donated at the forum were contributed to the Hope Recovery Center); Jud Morris, Children's Home Society of WA; Dr. Nathan Schlicher, St. Joseph's Hospital; Derek Young, Pierce County Councilmember; and Cynthia Stewart, League of Women Voters, moderator.

Look at data provided by Dr. Nathan Schlicher at the Peninsula Town Hall session on Thursday, October 12. He discussed the move to reduce prescriptions of addictive substances. Partnership with Providers: Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Attend the next forum, Part II.

Attend our Fall Fundraiser, Leaving A Legacy: A Celebration of Women's Role in Democracy, on October 19. To make a reservation, use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leaving-a-legacy-an-event-celebrating-womens-role-in-democracy-tickets-36947189037.

Give our Conversation Cafes a try! Co-sponsored by AAUW, NAACP and RAD, these opportunities to talk with people of various political persuasions about controversial topics in a civil manner within a safe environment were the most popular part of our previous Civility Forum series.

Come to Puyallup on Monday, October 16, 6:30 pm: United Methodist Church Fireside Room 1919 W. Pioneer Ave. Puyallup, WA 98371

or Tacoma on Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 pm: Denny's Restaurant, Community Room 5924 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA 98406

Enjoy a no-host coffee and/or snack and talk with others.

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.