Who We Are and What We Do: LWV Whidbey serves the citizens of Whidbey
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, political organization (for both men and women) that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do NOT support any candidate or political party. We provide objective and informative Voter Forums on North, Central, and South Whidbey covering candidates and issues. We have annual opportunities for members and guests to meet with our legislators, county commissioners, and the three mayors on the island. We study important public policy topics, come to consensus, and act as one voice in advocating for positions at the national, state, and local level. MORE
Why Join LWV?
Through participation in League projects, you will:
contribute valuable service to the community
gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics
discover new interests, develop new skills and learn about crucial issues in your community
make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships as you meet others in League who share your interests
A DELICATE BALANCE: PROTECTING AND RESTORING CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY
Friday, March 8, 2019 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA
Professor Andrew Siegel returns to the island for a compelling conversation about how modern politics and partisanship are affecting the traditional roles and powers of the three branches of our government. Set against an historical backdrop, Professor Siegel will address the current perceptions and offer insights about the future of our Constitutional Democracy. “A Delicate Balance” will focus on: the Judicial Branch and the extent our court system is affected by partisan politics; the role of the Legislative Branch in a time when the Executive Branch wields tremendous power; and an Executive Branch under extreme scrutiny. Barbara Seittle from the League of Women Voters will moderate a brief Q&A following each segment of the discussion.
ABOUT ANDREW SIEGEL Andrew Siegel, an Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University, researches and writes about constitutional theory, contemporary constitutional and public law, and American legal history. He is a nationally recognized expert on the United States Supreme Court, who frequently lectures on that subject in a variety of academic and professional settings. He is a co-author of “The Supreme Court Sourcebook” and his scholarship has appeared in a variety of journals including the Texas, Fordham, and UC-Davis Law Reviews and the Harvard Civil Right-Civil Liberties Law Review. He is also a frequent commentator on the Supreme Court and constitutional law for local and national television, radio, and newspapers. TICKETS All Seats $25 Limited 24 seats at $80 available for reception and lecturer meet and greet.