Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30 am - 12 noon
Bellingham Public Library
Downstairs Lecture Room
210 Central Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
"Sustaining Democracy in the New Age of Journalism". The digital information world is here. How has journalism evolved and where is it taking us? How are these changes influencing our democracy? To be sophisticated news consumers we need to easily access and navigate diverse information sources. Explore the "information health" of our own community. Experience hands-on digital news sources.

Press Release for event

Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Bellingham City Council Chambers,
210 Lottie Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Initiatives and PUD Election Forum, with information on the County Charter Review.
  • County Charter Review Information

  • Statewide Initiative 1351 on reducing classroom size

  • Statewide Initiative 594 on firearm background checks

  • Public Utility Commission District 1 Candidates

Spokespersons for I-591, also concerning firearms, have declined to participate. There will be no forum for the 51 Charter Review Commission candidates. The League urges voters to see http://www.Vote411.org for candidates' information and views on charter review issues.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Bellingham Municipal Court,
2014 C Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
US Congress & WA State Senate Candidate Forum.

Candidates for U.S. House of Representatives

District 1
  • Suzan DelBene (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • Pedro Celis (Prefers Republican Party)

    District 2

  • Rick Larsen (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • B.J. Guillot (Prefers Republican Party)

Candidates for Washington State Senate District 42
  • Doug Ericksen (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Seth Fleetwood (Prefers Democratic Party)
Friday, October 10, 2014
5-7 pm
YWCA Ballroom
1026 N Forest St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Conversations with Elected Officials - A Wine & Appetizers Event. Join us for this fun opportunity to informally chat with your elected officials!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Bellingham Municipal Court,
2014 C Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Washington State House Reps Candidate Forum, Districts 40 & 42.

Candidates for Washington State House of Representatives

40th Rep Position 1

  • Kristine Lytton (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • Daniel R. Miller (Prefers Republican Party)

    42nd Rep Position 1
  • Luanne VanWerven (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Satpal Sidhu (Prefers Democratic Party)

    42nd Rep Position 2
  • Vincent Buys (Prefers Republican Party)
  • Joy Monjure (Prefers Democratic Party)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch
Downstairs Lecture Room
210 Central Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Issues & Impacts of Mental Illness in our Community. "Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease" (U.S. Surgeon General's Report). Do you know someone with a mental illness?
  • What is the picture of mental illness in Whatcom County?
  • What are the fiscal, social, and personal costs of untreated mental illness to individuals, families, and the community?
  • How does law enforcement interface with mental health?
  • What diagnosis and treatment resources and exemplary programs are available in our community to serve individuals with mental illness?

    This engaging program will enlighten participants about this critical community issue that is often little understood yet widely prevalent. Local experts will provide perspectives and information that may surprise you, and will surely help you sort out facts from myths.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5-7 pm
YWCA Ballroom
1026 N Forest St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Conversations with Elected Officials - A Wine & Appetizers Event. Join us for this fun opportunity to informally chat with your elected officials!