Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. The Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month September through May.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, March 9, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Connections Building, Community Co-op
1220 North Forest Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Healthcare Committee Meeting. What is the Business Case for Universal Health Care?

Guest Presenter, Chuck Richards, President of Health Care for All Washington will discuss current legislation.

State Senate Bill 5132, and House Bill 1025 have been introduced in the legislature. These bills request a waiver from the federal government to allow our state to create its own healthcare program. League members can find out the pros/cons and details at the meeting.

Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:30 - 10 am
Bellingham Public Library Women's Economic Security Consensus Meeting. At this meeting we will respond to questions regarding Women's Economic Security. To see what questions have been posed by the study committee, please see the Consensus Questions.

Consensus is a process in which a League studies a subject and comes to a form of agreement that embraces the general sense of the group. If a strong minority opinion emerges, it will be included in the report from the consensus process. The results of this meeting will be used to form a position on Women's Economic Security for our local League.

This meeting is open to the public, but the discussion and decisions are restricted to League members only. Of course all men & women over age 18 are welcome to Join the League and fully participate in the process.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
6-8 pm
Whatcom Museum-- Old City Hall Rotunda Room Out of the Drawing Room: Into the Intersection of Art and Women's Rights.
Join us for an interpretative slide show by Diane Martindale, President of the League of the San Juan's and a member of the Washington State Arts Commission.

The League of Women Voters started with suffragists who fought for years and helped win the right to vote for all women. Diane will talk about the art of the two waves of the Women's Movement and Women's Issues.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Bellwether Hotel LWVBWC Annual Meeting featuring Suzan Delbene. Stay tuned for more info on this exciting event...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5:30-7:30 pm
Encore Room, Mt Baker Theater
104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Special Guest Speaker: Alison Holcomb, National Director of the ACLU Campaign to End Mass Incarceration. Washington's Criminal Justice System - how do we end racial disparities & eliminate unnecessary incarceration?