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"Who runs the world?" "Girls!"

Schools from across Snohomish County participated in the June 1 Girls on the Run event, designed to show all girls their power to achieve. Our LWVSC booth had ranked-choice voting for a favorite ice cream. Young voters heard the bell jingle as they placed their ballot in the box. They walked away proudly showing their "I Voted" sticker and with a separate League website sticker for finding out the results.

And the results are in. Of 302 votes cast in the “Ice Cream General Election” and with 100% of the precincts reporting, the winner was Cookie Dough with 86 votes tallied. The runner-up was Mint Chocolate Chip with 78 votes. Chocolate edged out Vanilla with 51 votes to Vanilla's 45 votes, and Strawberry had the lowest vote tally at 33. Vanilla has decided to not challenge the vote count, but Strawberry will neither confirm nor deny that an appeal will be filed. This vote tally will not equal the total due to the number of write-in votes received. Notable among these was the write-in vote for "Mus Trakes", which the election judges first held as a provisional ballot, then ruled that the voter was clearly indicating "Moose Tracks" as first choice.

Representing LWVSC were Lynn Carpenter, Kate Lunceford, Jeanne Crevier, Debbie Wade, Judy Skorka, Kim Baumgartner, Kate Lunceford, and Joan Smith.
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Take Action for Democracy!
Demand a Hearing for For The People Act

Advocates for Democracy in Washington State have much to celebrate about our election and voting systems. We have expanded access to voter registration, strong voting rights protections, Election Day voter registration, no voter purges, paper ballots, disclosure of campaign finances, transparency in political ads, enhanced election security, and ethical standards for elected officials. But most states do not have these protections--and we know that even our state can do better. You can help make this happen by supporting the For the People Act!

What would the For the People Act do?
This bill addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending, and ethics for the three branches of government. It:
• expands voter registration, removes barriers to voting, outlaws voter purges and reinstates the Voting Rights Act
• requires every state to create Congressional districts by means of an independent redistricting commission whose members represent diverse parties and communities, establishes fair redistricting criteria, and mandates greater transparency
• enhances election security by requiring paperless voting machines be replaced with paper ballots or an auditable paper trail, supporting states in cybersecurity and ensuring the accuracy of their election systems, increasing security requirements and oversight for election system vendors, and developing a national strategy to protect the security and integrity of U.S. democratic institutions
• addresses campaign spending, including by expanding the ban on foreign nationals contributing to or spending on elections; expanding disclosure rules pertaining to organizations spending money during elections, campaign advertisements, and online platforms; and revising disclaimer requirements for political advertising
• establishes an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices by providing federal matching of small contributions for qualified candidates
• strengthens ethics for all three branches of government including a code of ethics for federal judges and justices, prohibits members of Congress from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, expansion of enforcement of regulations governing foreign agents, and establishes additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House
• requires candidates for President and Vice President to submit 10 years of tax returns
Take Action
We urge you to support a U.S. Senate hearing for the For the People Act . Both Washington senators, Sen. Murray and Sen. Cantwell, are cosponsors of this critical legislation. It will make Washington's--and all States'--election systems more free, fair, and accessible through public campaign funding, bipartisan redistricting commissions, same day registration, and automatic voter registration.

Contact Senators Murray and Cantwell today. Let them know we in Washington stand behind their efforts to addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending, and ethics. Want to do more?
Please share this link with friends and on your Facebook page. Submit a Letter to the Editor to your local paper. If you'd like more information email Kathy Sakahara.
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League of Women Voters of Snohomish County

The LWVSC was proud to table at the 8th Annual Conference on Race, sponsored and inspired by the work of the Communities of Color Coalition. Our community partners doing important and amazing work. Please check them out!

Communities of Color Coalition (C3) Mission: Working with our community to advocate for social justice, cultural and religious respect, and human rights. General membership meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Visit www.c3coalition.org for more information on how you can participate in this important work!
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