Who are we and what do we do?
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.
We are a volunteer organization and welcome you to join us.
We provide and work from facts.
We advocate for change.
Upcoming Event: Healthcare Committee Meeting August 20
The Healthcare Committee is pleased to announce that Katie Sanford, Assessment Specialist with the Whatcom County Health Department, will be presenting the new Community Health Assessment. This assessment contains the most recent health data and information to provide an understanding of our county’s health status, and serves as the foundation for a process to create our next Community Health Improvement Plan. It will focus on few selected community health priorities and create a blueprint for the community to make improvements.
League members and guests are invited to join us to learn about this assessment and have our voices heard at the meeting Monday, August 20, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Bellingham Food Co-op by the bakery on Holly Street 10:00 -11:30. Contact Sheri Lambert for more information.
2018 PRIMARY FORUM
This election season the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County hosted a "Civic Conversation with the Candidates" on July 21 at Bellingham High School. All candidates in local races in which there are more than two choices on the ballot were invited. Candidates who were able to attend participated in moderated forums during the day and also met informally with the voters.
Watch recordings of the forum on the City of Bellingham YouTube website.
Candidates for the 40th Legislative District Representative, Position 1 (Rud Browne, Debra Lekanoff, Daniel Miller, Tom Pasma, Michael Petrish, Alex Ramel). View recording here.
Candidates for Whatcom County Council At-Large, Position B (Eric Bostrom, Carol Frazey, and Aaron Thomas). View recording here.
Candidates for Court of Appeals Judge, Division1, District 3, Position 1(Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez, Lisa Keeler, Rita Latsinova, Roger Leishman, and Tom Seguine). View recording here.
Candidates for 42nd Legislative District Senator (Tom Ballew II and Pinky Vargas). View recording here.
Candidate for 42nd Legislative District Representative, Position 1 (Justin Boneau). View recording here.
Thank you to our Media Sponsor: The Bellingham Herald and to the City of Bellingham for recording and broadcast. These programs will also be played on BTV 10 and the schedule for BTV 10 programming is available here.
Countywide Voter Registration: EVERY VOTE COUNTS
Voter registration table at Juneteenth Celebration
The League of Women Voters is working to increase voter registration and participation. We are focusing the “Every Vote Counts” campaign on underserved populations, seniors and busy young adults. We will have voter registration tables at locations and events throughout the county to help people register, ensure their address is current, answer questions about the voting process and encourage them to vote.
The campaign will continue up to election day with a goal of increasing voter participation in the mid-term elections, (>59%), to the level of the general election (>80%). If you would like more information about the “Every Vote Counts” campaign, please contact Joy Monjure.