The League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) is pleased to be able to offer speakers, panelists, and presentations on the following topics:
We have the following guidelines for any event with a League speaker:
Please follow the following process when organizing an event with a League speaker:
Please include the following script in your introductory remarks for an event with a League speaker:
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage our communities in the decisions that impact our lives. The League operates at national, state, and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues in all 50 states, as well DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.
Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League is dedicated to making democracy work for all Americans, regardless of gender, sex, race, ability, or party. It does not support or oppose candidates, factions, or political parties.
The League's work in Washington includes, among other things, registering voters, getting out the vote, organizing candidate and issue forums, and publishing two civic education textbooks in both English and Spanish, as well as advocacy in support of, or in opposition to, selected governmental issues which its members have studied. There are 21 local Leagues across Washington state, each of which works within its local community to realize the mission of empowering voters and defending democracy.
The League of Women Voters of Washington is committed to fostering civility in public discourse, and our speakers welcome open and honest conversation. Civility begins with a willingness to listen to points of view that may be different from our own, and a respect for the other person's right to hold opinions that differ from ours.