Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 26, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Connections Room, Community Co-Op
1220 N. Forest Street
Next Steps in Program Planning. League Members Only! League members develop recommendations for our future program agenda based on top issues selected by membership.
Monday, February 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Co-Op Connection Building
1220 North Forest Street
Bellingham, WA
Healthcare Committee Meeting. This group of League members is following emerging healthcare issues to insure that the League and community are well-informed. Contact us if you would like to be involved League@lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10 am - noon
Settlemyer Family Hall (Building G)
Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
"Living on the Brink: Women's Economic Security in Whatcom County". League members and the public are invited to a special presentation sharing the findings of our study on women's economic security in Whatcom County to open the opportunity for a community dialogue about the implications.

Special guest speakers include:

  • Sheri Emerson, Associate Director, Opportunity Council
  • Kirsten Barron, Attorney, Barron, Smith Daugert, PLLC Attorneys at Law
  • Kerri Holferty, Educational Services, Whatcom Community College
  • LWVBWC Women's Economic Security study participants
  • Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Whatcom County representative

Representatives from community agencies will be at tables providing information about services in Whatcom County for individuals striving to become more economically secure.

This program is designed to present and discuss the implications of a recently completed in-depth study of Women's Economic Security by the League of Women VotersŪ of Bellingham/Whatcom County.

Focusing on the more than 25,000 Whatcom County women age 18 and older that live below 200% of the federal poverty level, the League will open a dialogue covering these important questions:

  • What did our Bellingham/Whatcom County league study discover about the status of women's economic security in Whatcom County?
  • What kinds of challenges do women face in their effort to attain and maintain economic security for themselves and their families?
  • What key resources to support their efforts are provided by agencies and programs in our community?
  • What are the persistent impediments to achieving economic security that - in whole or in part - remain to be addressed in our community?

Doors open at 9:30 am and coffee will be served. Parking is available in a lot behind the school. How to find parking & Building G
Saturday, March 21, 2015
TBA
TBA Women's Economic Security Consensus Meeting.