The League's Voter Service Committee held a variety of candidate forums for positions throughout the county. These photos are of candidates for Lynnwood City Council, Edmonds School District Board of Directors, and City of Edmonds Mayor and Council.
Civil Conversation in an Angry Age
A presentation by David E. Smith on how civility breaks down and what tools can be used for more thoughtful discussion, followed by small group discussions. Hosted by LWVSC, Everett Public Library, and City of Everett Community Development, with support from Humanities Washington.
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 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.