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Published On 2/14/2022
The Snohomish County League’s Civics Education Committee has been busy distributing the The State We’re In: Washington civics textbooks (grades 3-6) to local school districts and public libraries.
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Published On 2/14/2022
The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County marked its 102nd birthday with an online meeting and announced the winner of its annual Democracy in Action Award.
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Press Release

Published On 5/7/2022
The members of the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County join the national League to express their concern with the draft of the US Supreme Court opinion which would overrule Roe V. Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to terminate pregnancy.
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Children's Services Committee

Published On 8/26/2021
We have updated the resource section on the website to include the most up-to-date information concerning the state and federal eviction moratorium guidance. There is also a short summary of the existing standards and available eviction relief programs.
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Natural Resources Committee

Published On 2/9/2022
A group of concerned citizens asked The Daily Herald to find a way to expand their coverage on the impacts of climate change. In response, the newspaper established the Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund, which enables the community to support the journalism it values through tax-deductible donations.
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Published On 9/6/2021
School electrification can make a big difference in carbon emissions. A focus on decarbonizing both school buildings and student transportation will have the dual benefit of tackling climate change and improving student health.
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Observer Corps

Published On 5/25/2022
New state policy highlighted in Observer Corps report by Cyndra Norman
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Published On 3/21/2022
Observer Cyndy Norman has added two reports on meetings of the WA State Transportation Committee. The meeting on March 15, 2022, highlighted a report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on the ratings programs for safeguards that could be used with partially automated vehicles.

The meeting on March 16, 2022, summarized a report from Front and Centered advocating that any Road Use Charges that WA State develops not be subject to the 18th Amendment (WA State Constitution) limiting gas tax revenues to road expenditures only.
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Redistricting Committee

Published On 4/9/2022
The 2021 redistricting cycle was deeply disappointing. While the maps are set for the 2022 elections, one pending lawsuit could change things in future years. Redistricting Justice Washington plans to join this suit. An earlier lawsuit based on the Open Public Meetings Act violations has been settled and the Commission has changed their administrative rules slightly to prompt the next commission not to make the same egregious mistakes.

The efforts for a better process for the people of Washington are now focused on making changes before 2031. We need to use the momentum gained from this cycle to document, brainstorm and find coalition partners to reform the process and the structure.

Join Alison McCaffree, LWVWA Redistricting Issues Chair, for a deep dive into each of six proposed areas of redistricting reform. She will lead a meeting every other Tuesday at 5:00pm- 6:30pm, starting Tuesday 4/12. Find details on our event calendar, or the LWVWA calendar.
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Voter Services Committee

Published On 1/4/2022
On January 1, 2022, two laws affecting voter registration went into effect. The first is an expansion of Washington's Future Voter program; the second concerns voting eligibility for convicted felons.
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Past News Articles

Published On 12/3/2021
The WA State Supreme Court has declined to redraw voting-district maps, allowing the maps presented by the Redistricting Commission to stand. This article by LWVWA Redisttricting issue Chair suggests three ways you can help improve the process.
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Published On 11/21/2021
The national League of Women Voters has joined with hundreds of voting rights advocates to demonstrate in Washington, DC in front of the White House. The protests resulted in the arrests of participants such as the LWV Board president, its CEO, two board members, its senior director of Mission Impact and League members from at least eight different county leagues.
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Published On 11/17/2021
The Redistricting Commission failed to meet its November 15 deadline. It is now up to the Washington State Supreme Court to draw our new voting-district maps, with a completion deadline of April 30, 2022. This statewide process is not working. How can we keep this from happening in the future? Let's talk about it, and begin to build a plan for change.
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Published On 11/9/2021
Complex issues face our county’s growing population. From Growth Management Act requirements to the creative use of new “hub cities” in underdeveloped areas (next to high-speed transit stops), there is a wealth of great detail and even opportunity for your feedback in this summary report of the November 4th meeting of Snohomish County Tomorrow’s subcommittee, the Planning Advisory Committee.
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Published On 11/6/2021
Find the committee's recording of the program they put together to share results of their study on homelessness and hear interviews with local organizations
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Published On 11/1/2021
Observer Corps member Julie Winchell reported on the Snohomish County Airport Commission Meeting and highlighted the Paine Field Airport Master Plan. Learn more about the master plan input process.
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Published On 10/17/2021
While climate change is stressing cities, maintaining urban trees is a step toward sustainability, with myriad healthy benefits. Learn more about the advantages of Becoming an Evergreen Community with two online presentations offered by the Snohomish County League of Women Voters, which is leading a campaign to keep and increase the county's tree canopy.
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Published On 10/8/2021
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers submitted his proposed 2022 budget to the Snohomish County Council. “Once a year, we have an opportunity to present our vision for the future in the form of our proposed budget,” said Executive Somers. See how you can comment on the proposed budget.
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Published On 10/8/2021
The Tax Structure Work Group will hold a town hall meeting for the Puget Sound Region on October 27, 2021 to present and hear reactions to scenarios they are developing for tax reform and wants to further hear from Washington tax payers by survey up to November 5, 2021.
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Published On 9/22/2021
On October 2nd, people around the world will be participating in events to show support for reproductive choices. The League has a history of supporting those choices. In brief, our national position is “Protect the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.”
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Published On 9/21/2021
LWVSC observer Jilda Nettleton attended the Snohomish County Districting Committee meeting on September 15. The Districting Committee has released preliminary draft council district maps based on the 2020 U.S. Census. Learn more about the committee and how to provide input.
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Published On 9/20/2021
Voting is a sacred right. The national League of Women Voters urges you to take action now to raise your voice to the White House in favor of national reforms that would protect and enforce voting rights.
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Published On 9/18/2021
Fifteen new LWVSC observers have been trained and reports are already being submitted to Observer Corps coordinator Rita Ireland. So far, reports include observations of the Arlington City Council, Snohomish County Tomorrow Planning Advisory Commission, and Mountlake Terrace DEI Commission. Learn more about how to view the reports and how you can still be trained as an observer.
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Published On 9/6/2021
The results of the Primary are in, and we have a lot of work to do! Less than 30% of the county's registered voters determined the results.
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Published On 9/6/2021
Take The Next Step (TTNS) offers friendship, help, and hope to neighbors in need in East Snohomish County in efforts to keep children and family in their existing lodging rather than face homelessness. See how Take the Next Step tackles this problem.
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Published On 8/16/2021
Our League is planning a fall Candidate Forum Series. We would like to know what issue is top of mind for you. Let us know and we will consider your input as we build our list of questions for candidates.
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Published On 8/2/2021
The LWV Snohomish County Natural Resources Committee shared its Program of Work at the LWVWA Convention on June 25, 2021 in a presentation titled “Becoming an Evergreen Community.”
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Published On 8/2/2021
August 1, 2021 The Everett Herald published a commentary by LWVSC president about the importance of providing input to the state Redistricting Commission.
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Published On 6/16/2021
The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County is hosting a series of moderated Candidate Forums to introduce voters to candidates running for office in the 2021 election. This first series focuses on six races: Marysville, Snohomish, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo and Lynnwood.

We ask a short series of questions - the questions you might ask if each came to your doorstep. Links to video and audio of each forum can be found on the Candidate Forum page on our website.
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Published On 6/5/2021
Learn about and provide input to the Puget Sound Regional Council's Transportation Plan for Vision 2050. PSRC will describe the issues, preliminary plans, and survey results. Forum participants will be able to ask questions, provide feedback and enter their opinions into the community survey.
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Published On 6/3/2021
Voting-district lines drawn in 2021 will determine how strong a voice each voter has in coming elections for the next 10 years. We encourage you to share your ideas on how these maps can better reflect your voice and vote.
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Published On 5/6/2021
The 2021 legislative session ended with a bang on April 25, with stunning results for League issues.
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Published On 5/6/2021
The LWVWA Convention will be held virtually between June 23 and June 28. You can attend as a non-voting participant or one of the 10 voting delegates from the Snohomish County League.
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Published On 5/6/2021
Ahead is the June 14th National Week of Conversation, a cross-country effort at depolarizing and unifying America. Be sure to register.
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