LWVS-KC sponsored

Education Committee Meeting

Event Date & Time: 
Tue, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special date for the monthly Education Committee Meeting.
At the League office on Capitol Hill.
If you are not a regular attendee, please call ahead to confirm.

Economics and Taxation Committee Meeting

Event Date & Time: 
Sat, Feb 25 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All members are welcome at the monthly meetings of this committee. Meetings are held offsite. Please call the office for the location.

Forum: Issues and Answers for an Aging Population

Event Date & Time: 
Thu, Feb 2 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Creative aging and the time to start - what does this mean to you?

Our speakers will provide you with resources, information, and an alternative concept to allow for aging in place. Come with your questions for the post-panel discussion.

Panelists include:
Cathy Knight, Director, Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging, will present an overview of resources available in Washington state.
Ellen Berg, Professor in the Telos Program, will talk about the "Village Concept."
John Friedman, Area Vice President, Kindred Health Care, will present "Aging in Place: A Case Study."

Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

In the Fellowship Hall (entrance at Seneca)

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Accessible entrance on Harvard.

Forum: Program Planning, Intersectionality

Event Date & Time: 
Thu, Jan 5 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Avenue (at Seneca), Seattle

Ready to start off the year with an engaging discussion about hot policy topics? These discussions will inform where the League focuses its policy efforts for 2017. This forum is free and open to the public.

In addition to the League’s annual discussion of policy topics, the League’s newly formed Social Justice Committee has invited several panelists from diverse community groups to talk about intersectionality — the ways in which oppressive institutions are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another. The panel will discuss key policy areas for the League’s consideration and offer suggestions on how our communities can collectively advocate for one other.

Panelists include: Nikkita Oliver, Creative Justice; Dylan Quinn, Wildly Healed; Sandy Restrepo, Colectiva Legal; Jasmin Samy, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Rachael Seevers, Disability Rights Washington; Maria-José Soerens, Puentes. Moderated by Jerry Large, Columnist at The Seattle Times.

Action Workshop

Event Date & Time: 
Sat, Dec 10 - 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The 2017 Legislative Session is just around the corner. Get Ready for Action!

Seattle is hosting one of four of the League of Women Voters of Washington's Action Workshops around the state, making it easy for you to attend and get in on the action. These workshops cover LWVWA advocacy priorities for the upcoming legislative session and will give you an opportunity to:

  • Help us flex our political muscle in Olympia.
  • Get the inside scoop on what to expect for the upcoming legislative session.
  • Learn about critical issues facing our state, such as climate change, the challenge of raising revenue, education, and campaign finance.
  • Discuss the issues of greatest interest to you with legislators and our lobby team.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be a more effective, powerful advocate for the issues you care about.
  • Network with other advocates involved in the League.
  • Meet LWVWA’s dynamic lobbyist team: Nancy Sapiro and Pam Crone.

$25 registration includes lunch.
900 University Street, Seattle, 98101

Sign up on Facebook (@LWVWA) or using this link.

Forum - Imagine Abundant Housing

Event Date & Time: 
Thu, Nov 3 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Seattle First Baptist Church 1111 Harvard Ave (at Seneca) Seattle, WA
Accessible entrance on Harvard

This forum is free and open to the public.

Timothy Harris, Founding Director of Real Change Seattle
Steve Walker, Director of Housing for the City of Seattle
Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council Member
Sharon Lee, Director of the Low Income Housing Institute

Moderator: Cary Moon, author and advocate

Ballots & Baristas

Event Date & Time: 
Tue, Nov 1 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A nonpartisan, well-informed community conversation about King County ballot measures. Organized by the League of Women Voters and hosted by Starbucks

At six different locations in King County:

  • Burien - 901 SW 148th Street
  • Capitol Hill - 1600 E. Olive Way
  • Green Lake - 7100 E. Green Lake Drive N.
  • Issaquah Highlands - 903 NE Park Drive
  • Mercer Island - 7620 SE 27th Street
  • Queen Anne - 2135 Queen Anne Ave. N.

Click here to download poster.

Forum - Selected Ballot Measures

Event Date & Time: 
Thu, Oct 6 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pro and Con speakers will answer questions about:

Initiative 732 - Carbon Tax

Initiative 1433 - State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave

Initiative 1464 - Clean Up Politics in Washington

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave (at Seneca)
Seattle, WA 98122

Free and open to the public

Candidates Forum - Superintendent of Public Instruction and Commissioner of Public Lands

Event Date & Time: 
Sat, Oct 8 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Quincy Jones Performance Center at Garfield High School
400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Co-sponsor: League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund

Additional Co-sponsors:

for Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Washington STEM
Garfield High School PTSA
Seattle Council PTSA

for Commissioner of Public Lands:
American Forest Resources Council
Washington Land Trust Association (WALT)
Washington Environmental Council, Evergreen Forest Program

Click here for a downloadable poster.

Candidate Forum- 41st District Legislative Races and OSPI

Event Date & Time: 
Tue, Oct 18 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Co-sponsored by The Mercer Island PTA .

Candidates for all three races in the 41st and the candidates for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be participating.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Northwood Elementary
4030 86th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Free and open to the public

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