Rita Ireland displays the 2020 Democracy in Action Award recognizing Edmonds pioneer and suffragist Missouri Hanna.
Rita Ireland displays the 2020 Democracy in Action Award recognizing Edmonds pioneer and suffragist Missouri Hanna.

At the League Birthday Luncheon on February 22, the 2020 Democracy in Action Award recognized Edmonds pioneer and suffragist Missouri Hanna.

About the Democracy in Action Award

This award is presented annually by the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County, typically at the League’s Birthday Luncheon on the third Saturday in February. The award recognizes outstanding achievement or long-term commitment to enhancing democracy in Snohomish County.

The award is presented to an individual or group in Snohomish County. Actions recognized include: serving as an elected official at the local, state, or national level; promotion of voter’s rights; advancing issues consistent with the League’s positions; and promoting citizenship development.

Nominations are accepted from the broad community, including Washington State as well as Snohomish County; from individuals, LWVSC current and past members, other groups and organizations, or from friends, family, and spouses of nominees. Self-nominations are not accepted.