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For their fall meeting, LWVBWC members heard about the housing situation from a panel including the Bellingham Planning Director, an officer of a development company, and the chair of the state League housing and homelessness issue group.
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Front Page-Advocacy

Published On 11/13/2022
Mark your calendars for this inspiring and informative workshop! Learn about what's expected in the upcoming legislative session on the League's key issues from our lobbyist, legislators, and Advocacy Team.
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Elections

Published On 11/13/2022
A League tradition of inviting elected officials to meet and mingle with League members is returning after a long COVID absence. Mark your calendars for December 15, 4:30-6:30, and join us!
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Published On 11/13/2022
The LWVBWC Forum Team extends a huge thank you to the wonderful volunteers who helped make the 2022 General Election a success! Kudos to our question team, timers, moderators, and the background folks who make all the things work.
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Published On 11/13/2022
A report by League member Kit Muehlman appeared in the Cascadia Daily News on November 2. Kit wrote that if anyone is worried about the integrity of our elections, they can see for themselves by taking advantage of opportunities to observe each election to see the security involved in the collecting and counting of our ballots.
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Advocacy-Action

Published On 11/13/2022
League member Jean Scribner provided a report on the 2022 High School Voter Registration program for Whatcom County high schools. Spring events were limited to six, due to COVID restrictions, but we still registered 83 students. During the fall, 11 events resulted in 383 registrations!
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Book group

Published On 11/13/2022
Our selected book for November is "Homelessness is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain US Patterns." Written by housing scholar Gregg Colburn and data scientist Clayton Page Aldern, the book explains the substantial variation in rates of homelessness in cities across the United States.
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Civics Education

Published On 11/13/2022
On October 19 and 20, Tatiana Stone and Kit Muehlman were guests in the Civics classrooms of Jen Reidel at Bellingham High School. Working with three classrooms of roughly 25 students each, they presented a lesson on ranked-choice voting.
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A League tradition of inviting elected officials to meet and mingle with League members is returning after a long COVID absence. Mark your calendars for December 15, 4:30-6:30, and watch for more information.
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Climate

Published On 11/13/2022
Save the date – December 9-- for the first consensus meeting

Are you ready to join us in the time-tested League consensus process? The statewide study group has done stellar work reporting the results of their study of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Through research, meetings with officials at the Department of Ecology (DOE), and interviews, the committee identified several issues that impede the Act’s ability to achieve its intended goals and respond to ever increasing challenges including climate change and population growth.
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General

The League of Women Voter of Bellingham/Whatcom County is excited to introduce its new website and member management system. Members are encouraged to log into the new site to complete their registration process.
Take a look around and let us know what you think! Contact the webmaster@lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org with any questions or comments.
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Healthcare-Action

Published On 11/13/2022
On October 17th, the Health Issues Team invited LWV and community members to an educational presentation about the Washington State Plan for Universal Health care for all residents. The speakers represented Health Care for All-Washington, a non-profit organization established in 2005. Their mission is “to achieve high quality, sustainable, affordable, publicly financed and privately delivered health care for all Washington Residents.”
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Webinar on the impact of the Supreme Court's rulings on health in America.
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Housing

Published On 11/13/2022
The LWVBWC Housing Team has begun work to improve our understanding of the housing situation in Whatcom County. We have observed a Whatcom County Housing Advisory and a Bellingham Planning Commission meeting. Several of us also participated in the Whatcom Housing Alliance housing week.
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