Making Democracy Work

What's New in the Spokane League

Meetings, resources, pictures

News

New publications

Read President Beth Pellicciotti's letter to the editor here.

Read our March Newsletter, The Voter, click here.

The new 2020 TRY, "They Represent You, A Guide to Elected Officials" is here!

New Video

Download They Represent You in PDF format for printing, or pick some up at the monthly meetings to hand to friends and colleagues.

Watch this video about how to fill out your ballot for the March 10th Presidential Primary.

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  • Election Dates

  • Where to register online

  • Candidate, election and issues information

We have many meetings on our Calendar!

Several are plays, a parade and exhibits celebrating the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.

League Observer Corps

LWVSA OBSERVER CORPS PROGRAM

The following is information for those interested in learning more about the LWVSA Observer Corps program. Print copies of Observer Corps documents will be available at monthly meetings. If you are interested in becoming a LWVSA Observer or if you have questions regarding the program, please email the Observer Corps Chair, Sylvia Oliver, at Sylvia.oliver@gmail.com and leave your preferred contact information.

The function of the Observer Corps is to listen, learn and report back on factual information about proceedings of council, board, commission and advisory committees within our regional city and county government and public schools. Observers assist the League in better understanding the function of our government and schools and importantly call attention to community and public policy issues the League may wish to act/testify on based on League Policy Statements as outlined in the LWVSA Handbook).

The LWVUS Observing Your Government is a valuable resource about the function and utility of the Observer Corps program. The LWVSA Observer Corps Guidelines and FAQS document provides important details about our local program and is required reading for those interested in participating in the LWVSA Observer Corps.

The LWVSA Observer Corps 2020 Government Agencies lists regional Councils, Commissions, Boards and Advisory Committees to choose from. The LWVSA would initially like to focus on meetings of the Spokane City Council, the Spokane County Commissioners, and the Spokane Public School Board. However, if you have an interest in other areas, please feel free to choose where you would like to observe. All observations are useful!!

When attending meetings, the function of League members is simply to observe and take notes about the proceedings and outcomes of the meetings (eg votes). Notes can be taken on the LWVSA Observer Corps Report Form) and brief summary statements can be sent to me via email. Reports will need to be submitted to the Observer Corps Chair prior to the upcoming LWVSA monthly meeting. We will be working to create an online Report Form for greater convenience. Notes will be compiled and shared with the LWVSA Board at their monthly meeting. A summary of the findings of Observer Corps volunteers will be shared with the general membership at monthly meetings and via social media platforms.

Many thanks!! Sylvia Oliver, LWVSA Observer Corps Chair, 2020

Documents Referenced Above:

Guidelines

Report Form (1-17-20)

Handbook Update (Spokane League, 1-3-20)

Government Agencies

Observing Your Government (LWVUS)

Photos from February

March Meeting

Alex Panagotacos speaking at the March LWV Spokane Meeting

Water Resource Meeting (February 11th)

Water Programs Manager, Rob Lindsay, and Water Resources Specialist Toni Taylor.

Rob Lindsay
Toni Taylor

League's 100th Birthday, Valentines Day, and 100th Celebration of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. League members celebrated at Forza Coffee.

Beth Pellicciotti and Lin McGinn
Beth Pellicciotti and Lin McGinn
Denise and Dan
Denise Campitelli and Dan Hughes


  • Beth Pellicciotti with Christine Eschete and students

Registering Voters at Whitworth University

Voter Registration at Whitworth
Voter Registration at Whitworth Feb. 28th