Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. The Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month September through May.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:30 - noon
Bellingham Public Library Women's Economic Security Consensus Meeting. At this meeting we will respond to questions regarding Women's Economic Security. To see what questions have been posed by the study committee, please see the Consensus Questions.

Consensus is a process in which a League studies a subject and comes to a form of agreement that embraces the general sense of the group. If a strong minority opinion emerges, it will be included in the report from the consensus process. The results of this meeting will be used to form a position on Women's Economic Security for our local League.

This meeting is open to the public, but the discussion and decisions are restricted to League members only. Of course all men & women over age 18 are welcome to Join the League and fully participate in the process.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015-Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Whatom Dispute Resolution Center
13 Prospect Street, Suite 201
Tools for Hot Topics and Tough Conversations. A series of 2-hour workshops that focus on specific conflict de-escalation and communication skills for use in personal conversations or small groups.

Each session will be held on Tuesday Noon - 2:00 PM

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is co-sponsoring this program to provide training and practice with civil discussion, conflict assessment and conversation skills..

Offered by Mary Dumas & Associates, inc and Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, workshops are especially designed for participants of previous civil discussion workshops sponsored by the League and Mary Dumas & Associates.

Training Details and Prerequisites

Online Registration Form

You may also register and or ask questions by contacting Leah at WDRC at (360) 676-0122 or

Thursday, April 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connections Building
Community Co-op
1220 North Forest, Bellingham, WA 98225
Healthcare Committee Meeting. Discussion topic: Washington State Healthcare Innovative Program with guest Elya Moore, Deputy Director of Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access (WAHA).

The group will learn about objectives of the program, how it will impact our community, and what we can do to help assure it's success. League members interested in health care are welcome to attend.

Please use on-the-street parking - leaving the co-op lot free for grocery shoppers.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
6-8 pm
Whatcom Museum-- Old City Hall Rotunda Room Out of the Drawing Room: Into the Intersection of Art and Women's Rights.
Join us for an interpretative slide show by Diane Martindale, President of the League of the San Juan's and a member of the Washington State Arts Commission.

The League of Women Voters started with suffragists who fought for years and helped win the right to vote for all women. Diane will talk about the art of the two waves of the Women's Movement and Women's Issues.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Bellwether Hotel LWVBWC Annual Meeting featuring Suzan Delbene. Stay tuned for more info on this exciting event...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5:30-7:30 pm
Encore Room, Mt Baker Theater
104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Special Guest Speaker: Alison Holcomb, National Director of the ACLU Campaign to End Mass Incarceration. Washington's Criminal Justice System - how do we end racial disparities & eliminate unnecessary incarceration?