Nearly 100 years ago, the League of Women Voters was founded with a mission to help 20 million American women carry out their new responsibilities as eligible voters. After all, the League was founded just months before the 19th Amendment was ratified. Men and women of every race, economic and religious background participated in the movement for women’s suffrage.
We have been a force for change and a force for human rights over the years and we are just getting started!
Today the League is advocating for voting rights in the US Congress and in Olympia, Washington. As we celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage, we will continue to carry on the legacy of that achievement by making sure ALL eligible voters can exercise their rights and by championing the expansion of those rights.
Kudos to our founders and the many men and women who have fought for voting rights.
LWVBWC General Election Forums
Join the League of Women Voters this fall to learn more about candidates who will appear on the ballot this November.
Recordings of the past forums are available at the links below and on BTV Bellingham.
WATCH NOW: 40th Legislative District Senator: Elizabeth Lovelett & Daniel Miller
WATCH NOW: Whatcom County Executive: Tony Larson & Satpal Sidhu
WATCH NOW: Whatcom County Sheriff: Joy Gilfilen & Bill Elfo
WATCH NOW: Whatcom County Assessor: Rebecca Xczar & John Romaker
WATCH NOW: Whatcom County Council At-Large: Carol Frazey & David Ramirez
WATCH NOW: Bellingham Mayoral Candidates April Barker & Seth Fleetwood
WATCH NOW: Bellingham City Council Ward 1: Elizabeth (Beth) Hartsoch & Hannah E. Stone
WATCH NOW: Bellingham City Council Ward 3: Daniel Hammill & Ashanti Monts-Treviska
WATCH NOW: Bellingham City Council Ward 5: Lisa Anderson & Chanan Suarez
WATCH NOW: Bellingham City Council At-Large: Dana Briggs & Hollie Huthman
WATCH NOW: Port of Bellingham: Anthony Distefano & Robert Briscoe
League of Women Voters
Centennial Celebration Calendar
Order your 2020 LWVBWC Centennial Calendar today!
Who are we and what do we do?
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
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.