Making Democracy Work

2020_Elections

GoVOTE - Our Effort to Get Out the Vote

Pierce County is 33rd of the 39 WA counties in voter turnout, a record the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County wants to impact. In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the standard person-person strategies won't work. But the League's GoVote Committee has come up with some new ideas, that we encourage League members and the public to use. Read about it here.

This presentation addresses voting patterns and proposes a social media strategy that everyone can participate in. Review the power point and investigate OutreachCircle (OC), a secure online voter engagement tool, on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. OC allows people to share pre-designed messages to impact voting with many friends at once. When you become a GoVOTE Supporter, you will receive regular, targeted non-partisan messages from the League during the month before the Primary and General elections, which we ask you to send on to people who know you, and encourage them to do the same. This internet-based tool is perfect for our socially distanced lives and has been found to be as effective as traditional physical methods of influencing because of the friend-to-friend nature of the contact.

If you would like to find out more about OutreachCircle, check a quick video at https://client.outreachcircle.com/resources/videos/OutreachCircle-Supporter-Platform. Contact Nancy Dahl, nkdahl66@hotmail.com, to get linked to Outreach Circle and encourage others to vote.

2020 General Election Candidate Forums

Our General Election 2020 forums have ended. We thank all the candidates and members of the public who participated. Please watch the recordings below to make informed voting choices.

Watch Recorded Candidate Forums - General Election

Candidate forums for the General Election will be posted within 24 hours of when they are held.

Watch the forum for candidates running for Pierce County Sheriff, October 21, 2020: https://youtu.be/vJdzTRHW8P4

See the Tacoma Community College student government candidate forum with candidates from Legislative District 28, October 21, 2020: https://youtu.be/b1b375UPN6E

See the candidate forum for Pierce County Superior Court Judge, Pos. 4, October 19, 2020: https://youtu.be/d1_BYwLMfJU

Watch the candidate forum for Congressional District 8, October 17, 2020, at https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2020101096 or https://youtu.be/INjCJjdcfwE

Watch the candidate forum for Congressional District 10, October 14, 2020, at https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2020101055

Watch the LWVWA candidate forum for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), October 12, 2020 at https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2020101043

See the candidate forum for Pierce County Council Districts 2 & 3, October 8, 2020, co-sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium: https://youtu.be/sn0YQAVPCgI

See the candidate forum for Legislative District 28, Senate, House Pos. 1 & House Pos. 2, October 6, 2020: https://youtu.be/nsXRdQ9Tjgg

See the candidate forum for Pierce County Executive, October 5, 2020, co-sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium: https://youtu.be/pYpgIEn4s-Y

See the candidate forum for Pierce County Council Districts 4 & 6, on September 29, 2020, co-sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium: https://youtu.be/0SyZiirklvk

See the candidate forum for Legislative District 26, House of Representations Positions 1 & 2, on September 22, 2020 https://youtu.be/S8NsKeOPyLo.

See the candidate forum for Legislative District 25, Senate and House Positions 1 & 2 on September 21, 2020: https://youtu.be/SUlAK-RW6BE Unfortunately, due to a technical problem, approximately the last 15 minutes of this forum did not get recorded; but most of it has been included.

Watch Recorded Candidate Forums - Primary Election 2020

The Primary election forums are for races in which there are more than two candidates running for the same office and after which the top two will compete against each other in the General election.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization. We do not support or oppose any candidates or political parties. Our forums are intended to provide voters with good information to help them make voting decisions.

WATCH RECORDINGS OF THESE FORUMS:

Legislative District 2, Senate Primary Candidate Forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MlDxvOu-U0&list=PL6kKZRfmGAdXK-A-BUKqMP9sId3YMb2Um&index=8&t=0s

Legislative District 2, House of Representatives Position 2 Primary Candidate Forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBGMTiF02Cw&list=PL6kKZRfmGAdXK-A-BUKqMP9sId3YMb2Um&index=9&t=0s

Legislative District 29, House Position 2, Primary Candidate Forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQrcHZ5EImQ

Congressional District 10 Primary Election Candidate Forum, Parts 1 & 2, co-sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Mason & Thurston Counties

This forum was produced in two parts in order to give adequate time for each candidate to answer questions.
Part 1 of the 2-part series,featuring candidates Jackson Maynard, Nancy Dailey Slotnick, Kristine M. Reeves, Rian Ingrim, Gordon Allen Pross, Dean Johnson, Sam Wright, Randolph (Randy) Bell: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2020071032.
Part 2 of the 2-part series, featuring candidates Joshua Collins, Richard Boyce, Mary Bacon, Beth Doglio, Don Hewett, Phil Gardner, Eric LeMay, Marilyn Strickland, Ryan Tate: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2020071033
Note that all candidates were invited to participate but some were not able to attend.
These can be viewed on TVW channels at the following times:
Thursday, July 16, 9:00 am
Saturday, July 18, 2:30 pm
and regularly thereafter until the Primary Election, August 4; check your channel directory for these other times

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2020071034

Additionally, this forum can be viewed on TVW channels at the following times:
Monday, July 13, 4:00 pm
Wednesday, July 15, 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 16, 1:00 pm
and regularly thereafter until the Primary Election, August 4; check your channel directory for these other times

Pierce County Council District 3 Candidate Forum, cosponsored by a variety of community organizations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhKF3Oyb4eg&t=4s

Pierce County Sheriff Candidate Forum cosponsored by a variety of community organizations:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on7w04kj1LY&t=94s

Pierce County Council District 4 Candidate Forum, cosponsored by a variety of community organizations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFU5djrHFkc&feature=youtu.be

WA State Legislative District 26, House of Representatives Position 1, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kitsap County and a variety of community organizations: https://youtu.be/nqLpzHbM7Yc

WA State Legislative District 26, House of Representatives Position 2, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and a variety of community organizations: https://youtu.be/NGapVJp5fiw

WA State Legislative District 25, Senate, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and a variety of community organizations: https://youtu.be/wb8WFO7McUI