Making Democracy Work


Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Andrews Church
2404 N. Howard St
Spokane, WA 99205
September Meeting. Dr. Kevin Henrickson, Professor of Business-Economics from GU will speak about "Washington's Primary System: Analysis, Insights, Implications" He will discuss how mail-in voting has changed voting patterns.Dr Kevin Henrickson

Using will be demonstrated.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane City Hall Council Chambers
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
Candidate Forum. Candidate forum for

US Congressional District 5,
State Legislative districts

(District 3, Position 1 and 2)
(District 4, Position 1),
(District 6, Position 1 and 2)
Friday, September 23, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Spokane City Hall Council Chambers
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
Candidate Forum (continues). New Time!

County Commissioner races (District 1 and 2)

Ballot Initiatives:

Proposition 1, Spokane Transit Authority
I-735, I-1433, I-1464, I-1491, I-1501
Advisory Vote Number 14 and 15
Senate Joint Resolution 8210
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Spokane Public Library
Downtown Branch
906 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
National Voter Registration Day. The League is partnering with the Spokane Public Library to register voters.

Volunteers are needed for two hour shifts.

To help register, contact us through the web site or call our voicemail at (509)326-8026.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:00pm - 6:30 pm
Gonzaga Law School Barbieri Moot Court Room
721 N Cincinnati St.
Spokane, WA 99202
LWVSA Supreme Court Candidate Forum. The Seattle League sponsors a forum for candidates for the Supreme Court of Washington. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
St. Andrews Church
2404 N. Howard St
Spokane, WA 99205
October Meeting:. "Ballot Issues in the November Election" Let us help you sort out the ballot issues with speakers on initiatives 1491,1464 and 1433. The State League has taken positions on these three initiatives. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Monday, October 17, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newport High School
Multipurpose Room
1380 West 5th Street
Newport, WA 99156
Candidate and Initiative Forum - District 7. The League is co-sponsoring a forum for Legislative District 7 State Representative, Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens County Superior Court and Pend Oreille County Commissioner candidates. See our October Voter.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Andrew's Church
2404 N. Howard
Spokane, WA 99205
Monthly Meeting - Ask the County your Budget Questions!. Ask county representatives about how your tax money is spent.

You might find the variety of County institutions and how they are funded interesting. It is not easy to remember all the county does which includes collecting property taxes, running a ballpark, improving rail access to the West Plains and providing public safety.

Two county experts, Bob Wrigley and Gerry Gemmill, will speak.

Potluck! Bring something to share with the group.

More information in the November Voter.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Spokane Club
1002 W. Riverside
Spokane, WA 99201
Annual Elected Officials Luncheon. Enjoy lunch with local, county and state officials downtown at the Spokane Club. Members are free. Bring a guest (cost of lunch is $30). RSVP to Molly Hannan 533-0501 or
Saturday, January 7, 2017
St. Andrews Church
2404 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99205
New Date! Action Workshop. The State League of Women Voters hosts an all day workshop for members. Details to follow.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Andrews Church
2404 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99205
January Monthly Meeting. Get to know current and new members. Members discuss priorities to study for the coming year. We want to hear what issues are important to you.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
5:00- 7:00 pm or later
Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. Spokane, WA 99202 League Drinks!. Informal social time at "Ripples on the River" over drinks and appetizers. No program, just lively discussions. Spouses and guests welcome.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
St. Andrew's Church
2404 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99205
League of Women Voters Birthday!. Monthly Meeting Learn about the organization you have joined while interacting with other members in groups. Coffee and water provided. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Meet our new members and share birthday cake with us!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:00- 7:00 pm
Gonzaga University Law School,
Barbieri Moot Court,
721 N. Cincinnati St.,
Spokane, WA 99202
Judicial Forum - "Civil Liberties and Government Accountability".. Three Appeals Court judges will discuss their function and answer questions.

This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

More details are in the March Voter

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Spokane Public Library/Downtown Branch
906 W. Main
Spokane, WA 99201

Corner of Lincoln St and Main Ave
April Meeting - Evening Meeting. Monthly Meeting What is "Fake News". How do you recognize it? How do you combat it?

Hear RaeLynn Barden, events coordinator for the library, will speak. Also Tara Neumann, Community Technology Director at the Spokane Public Library and Beth McGibbon, AP Capstone teacher at Rogers High School, who will be assisted by 5-6 students from her class.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7 pm
Home of Pam Behring, President, League of Women Voters of Spokane Welcome Tea for New Members. Learn about what you can do in League. You are welcome to come with a friend or another member.

RSVP to Pam Behring at 768-4850 or

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5:30 - 8:30
St. Andrew's Church
Social Hall
2404 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Annual Meeting. Join us for dinner (catered by New Leaf, vegetarian option available)and business meeting. Guests welcome.

Mayor David Condon will speak.

RSVP for dinner by May 5th to Pam Behring 534-2223.

Print out the files listed in What's New to bring.