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
Thursday, December 3, 2015
YWCA Ballroom
1026 North Forest Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Conversations with Elected Officials. Join us for an opportunity to meet and chat with your elected officials in an informal, social atmosphere! This annual event is a must for League members who would like to make a personal connection with local elected officials, outside of the formal hearing or meeting setting.

RSVP to (360) 734-2366 or

Monday, December 7, 2015
The Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
"A River Between Us" Movie Night. Showing at the Pickford Film Center on December 7, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This stunningly photographed documentary brings to light the bitter century-old battle over water rights in the Klamath water shed and the coalition that rose to try and end it. The Klamath River water is the life blood for farmers,regional industries and independent tribes.

Some similarities are evident between the Klamath and Nooksack watersheds:

Water supply is overused and becoming contaminated. Agricultural is a regional economic driver. Native tribes require sufficient stream flow to support traditional fishing. Many stakeholders are involved in settling water disputes. Headwaters and wetlands were diked to support agricultural.

Community conversation will follow the film showing concerning:

What are the parallels and differences with our local water issues? What is happening in Whatcom County to bring the different groups together?

Moderated by Bert Webber, Professor Emeritus WWU, the panel will be composed of a representative from the Lummi Nation and a representative from Family Farmers of Washington

Find ticket information and the film trailer here.