Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County!
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
We do not support or oppose any candidates for office or political parties. We want everyone to vote so our elected leaders represent our entire community. We are a voice for all, working to connect people directly with government. We provide and work from facts. We educate. We advocate for change.
What’s Happening/News of LWBWC
You can always catch up with the League by reading our monthly newsletter, The Voter.
Event Recap: Solar Power
Saturday, March 18
The audio recording of this event will be coming soon!
Meanwhile, we had a full house and a full program! Too many questions at the end and not enough time. Attendees gave detailed feedback, noting the excellence of the combination of speakers and the valuable opportunity to know local leaders and learn a deeper sense of context. Several were surprised at the number of renewable energy businesses in our community and the jobs they provide.
We hope you're looking forward to catching up via the recording, and we will have some of the speakers' informative slide presentations available soon as well.
Upcoming Event: Jail Diversions
Saturday, April 15
This program is now available online!
It will also be available on KMRE 102.3 and KAVZ 102.5
Fake news is in the news these days. What is it, and how can you tell?
Your League is Working for You
Advocacy in our community is one of the roles of the League of Women Voters. After research, study, and deliberation among committee members, followed by Board review, the League will write letters and advocate in support of certain policies or actions. This advocacy work is based on the underlying principles and positions adopted by the League at the local, state, and national level.
Two letters have been submitted recently by the LWVBWC. The first addresses proposed amendments to Chapter 2 of Whatcom County's Comprehensive Plan, "Land Use," and can be found HERE.
The second relates to issues of equity and inclusion in the City of Bellingham's Comprehensive Plan. The LWVBWC urges the Bellingham City Council, and the Planning & Community Development Department to ensure that issues of equity and inclusion are emphasized in the Comprehensive Plan’s introduction, the Land Use Chapter, and woven throughout the document. Our letter to the City of Bellingham can be found HERE.