Action & Advocacy
The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is truly a grassroots organization, actively participating in the public policy process at both the local and state level on regular basis.
We initiate studies and community discussion to inform local policy; respond to community issues through public comment and other methods of communication with our local elected officials; and offer free, public educational programs related to policy and issues of interest to our community.
We take action on an issue or advocate for a cause when there is an existing position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. Positions result from a process of study, the development of consensus questions that are addressed by the membership, board action, and a consensus statement. The consensus statement becomes our League’s position. Find a compilation of positions taken by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County here.
You can participate in the League’s efforts in action and advocacy. To find out more about how you can help us advocate for our community, visit Volunteer with the League. Alternatively, you can contact our Program Chair, Caroline Correa, at ProgramChair@lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org, or our Voter Services Chair, Tanya Baumgart, at VoterServicesChair@lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org.