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
Redistricting 101 Webinar -- Ensuring Fair Distribution of Political Power Mar 25, 2021 02:00 PM
Image from The Seattle Times article (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-unlikely-to-gain-congressional-seat-but-2021-redistricting-may-still-bring-drama/)
Every 10 years, Washington State voting-district maps can change. District lines drawn in 2021 will determine how strong a voice each voter has in coming elections for the next 10 years. Let's make sure these maps fairly represent you and your community.
This is a once-in-10-year opportunity. The League of Women Voters invites you to learn: • About voting-district maps in Washington State. • How these maps affect your voting power. • How you can provide input to the Redistricting Commission in 2021.
Our presenter is Alison McCaffree, Redistricting Chair for League of Woman Voters of of Washington - a noted and knowledgeable expert on this process. Alison McCaffree has a wide range of leadership, management and community organizing experience, and is currently the director of Politics of the Possible in Action—a nonprofit that focuses on increasing community engagement and enhancing the public’s knowledge of civics.. Alison holds mechanical engineering degrees from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Sloan School of Business at MIT. We welcome residents from any and all Washington counties. These maps matter! Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island