League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island
PO Box 1933, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
June 22 Forum Committee Meeting Zoom (Monday)
July 9 LWVWI Board Meeting 11-1 Zoom (Thursday)
July 20 Primary Candidates Forum (Commissioners) (Monday) Zoom
July 21 Primary Candidates Forum (State Representatives) (Tuesday) Zoom
July 22 Primary Candidates Forum (US Representative) (Wednesday) Zoom
August 6 Annual Board Retreat (Thursday)
Please note: We welcome all members to participate in any of our meetings. If you would like to be added to the list, we will happily add you to the email list with the Zoom link for the meeting.
In this newsletter:
PBS series "The Vote,"
Give BIG to Local League
Forum Committee Call for Candidates Questions
Primary Forums Schedule
From member Kim Drury, Langley: I highly recommend the two part PBS series "The Vote," a history of the suffrage fight. It's the history we were never taught, never had a chance to learn. And it doesn't gloss over the movement's racist choices. From the film: "The right to vote has always been about power - and who has it and who doesn't want to give it up. And we're still fighting about who has that power."
If you haven't already, I'd suggest that the series be promoted to the LWV membership.
Thank you, Kim!
Give BIG to your Local League: The LWVWI board is asking all of our members to consider making a special donation to our league this spring. Since we canceled our dinner with the mayors, we have no other fundraiser to balance this year’s budget. You can donate online through PayPal on our website or mail a check to PO Box 1933, Oak Harbor WA 98277. Thank you for your generosity.
VOTE 411.org: The board is working hard to contact all candidates to use this website to provide their leadership vision and priorities. Please join us in that effort. This election will be challenging to candidates as they try to spread their message during social distancing. VOTE 411.org is more important now than ever.
Forum Committee: The Forum Committee is continuing its work. Contact Carla Grau-Egerton through League email if you have questions.
Primary Candidates Forums:
We are hosting candidate forums for the primaries. These will be virtual with a Zoom Webinar format. The Zoom link will be posted to our website homepage 2 hours before the event begins. Our license will accommodate 500 attendees.
Monday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm: County Commissioner candidates for Districts 1 and 2
Tuesday, July 21 7:00-8:30 pm: Legislative District 10 State Representatives Positions 1 and 2
Wednesday, July 22 7:00-8:30 pm: Congressional District 2 US Representative
These events are co-sponsored by the League and Sno-Isle Libraries
If you would like to submit a question for any of these forums, please send that in soon. Our Forum Committee is working to develop questions for the candidates. We want your ideas.
We encourage you to attend board meetings!
Our board meetings are open to all members and would be a good opportunity for you to share your thoughts and support the work of the League. You are welcome to receive the board meeting agendas. Email us at email@example.com, and we will happily add you to the email list.
President: Karol Pulliam
Past President: Carla Grau-Egerton
Secretary: Joann Roomes
Treasurer: Diana Conners
Elected Directors: Karin Bolstad, Barbara Seitle, Claudia Olson, Dolly Lister
Want more TRYs? (They Represent You) The 2020 TRYs are here! Look for them at your local library. Thank you to Sno-Isle Libraries for their efforts to make these available to everyone. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more copies.
Would you like the new LWVWI membership list?
Email email@example.com and we will email it to you. For League business only!
Helpful contact information for our parent organizations:
League of Women Voters U. S.
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League of Women Voters WA
1402 Third Avenue, #430
Seattle, WA 98101
206-622-8961, fax 206-622-4908
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