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Google is doing research on "prebunking". It's a way of training readers/viewers online in how to recognize specific types of misinformation, such as fearmongering, scapegoating and whataboutism.
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Do you have a passion to keep alive our strong robust community? Are you limited as to the time you have available to help? Do you wish you could do more, but are hesitant to start or unsure where in the League there is a spot for you? We would like to offer you a new opportunity to join the Advocacy Team. Yes, we are non-partisan about candidates, but sincerely committed to just causes and the need to stand up and speak out!
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Book group

Political innovations that can improve our elections is the topic for Book Group members at our next meeting. Members will read the 2020 The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy, by Kathryn Gehl, Michael E. Porter, and Mike Gallagher. The authors believe our political system is not broken, but fixed, and not fixed to serve the public good. One of the innovations promoted by the authors is Final Five voting, which combines a top-5 primary election and ranked choice voting in the general election. Alaska recently implemented this change.
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Julie Donovan, PeaceHealth Advance Care Planning Program Facilitator, met with the Healthcare Issue Team to explain how to prepare for illness or accident with an advance care directive.
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Racial Equity/Healthy Democracy

Listen, Learn, Explore: Day of Uplifting the BIPOC of Whatcom County is coming soon! Join us on June 2nd at 2:00 p.m., at the Depot Market Square in Bellingham. There will be vendors of goods. Many local organizations have promised to come and share their work. BIPOC vendors will be selling their goods. Mulu will be there with her delicious Ethiopian food along with other tasty offerings by other local people. The event will run until 6:00.
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Primary elections are complicated. Our April 11 educational program, produced with the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College, explored how primaries have evolved and asked the questions: Why don’t more people vote in primaries? Could the system be improved? If you missed this event, watch the recording on our website, Civics Education page.
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League Affairs

Beginning in February 2025, the League of Women Voters US will implement a change in how you pay your dues. Dues payments will go directly to LWVUS, and then will be shared with state and local Leagues. This is a culmination of a long “transformation journey” by LWVUS.
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