County Council Candidates Forum
On July 1 LWVSC held a forum for candidates for Snohomish County Council Districts 2 and 3. There was standing room only as the candidates answered questions posed by League moderator Lynn Carpenter. This event was co-sponsored by AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch and Snohomish County Elections.
Voter Registration at Climate Strike
Along with members of the Seattle-King County League, LWVSC did voter registration at the WA Climate Strike on March 15. We registered 101 new voters in two hours! Invited to participate in the event by the student organizers, we were inspired by the energy and enthusiasm for combating climate change.
LWVSC held its celebration of the League's 99th birthday at the Greenside Grill in Everett. The 2019 Democracy in Action Award was presented to Kristin Kelly. Four women mayors were our honored guests. And, consistent with the theme of women in city government, Debbie Dimitre presented a character sketch of Bertha Knight Landes, Seattle's first woman mayor.
Hosted by the League's Diversity Outreach Committee, the Listening Session was an open conversation about the current issues of members of multicultural communities in Snohomish County. We listened, were inspired, and will use what we heard to make connections, and foster engagement.
New Student Voters at Everett High School
League members Leah Timberlake and Linda Adams helped students at Everett High School register to vote. Some are old enough to vote in the November election!
Registering Voters at Jackson High School
League members worked with members of the school's Social Activism Club to help 101 students register to vote. Duncan Clausen, from the Snohomish County Elections office, pitched in to help when the volume of registrations got heavy.
Voter Registration at Cascade HS
In October, 2018, League members helped students at Cascade High School register to vote. Most seniors were still 17, but for those who would be 18 by November 6, this was an exciting experience and we were happy that we could share in their excitement.
Voter Registration at EWHS
At Edmonds Woodway High School, a team of five students−Stephanie, Alyssa, Olivia, Kaitlynn, and Lena−created posters and announcements, visited classes, and used social media to promote voter registration. 149 students were registered and Representative Strom Peterson joined us.