League of Women Voters of Snohomish County finalist for National Award

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The League of Women Voters of the United States has selected the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County as one of three Local League Finalists for its Strengthening Democracy award. 

LWVUS will announce the winner at the organization’s upcoming National Convention in Chicago on June 30th. The award category honors the grassroots efforts of LWV of Snohomish County to protect voting rights and increase voter registration and turnout.

The nomination focused on the Snohomish County League’s multi-faceted effort to “Spread the Vote” by partnering with local organizations and institutions to register eligible voters at the high schools, Community Colleges, various marches, markets and underserved areas of the County.

Their monthly KSER radio program spotlighted key issues, people and candidates. Their partnership with Everett Districts Now for a public vote to change the City Charter for a District form of Council brought voter registration directly to the neighborhoods of the City of Everett. Finally, their campaign to promote Civil Discourse and other educational forums extended opportunities for voter registration.

“It is a great honor to be selected as a finalist for this award. The Snohomish County League has spent a great deal of time focused on voter education and registration,” said Pat Fogarty-Cramer, current President of the local League. 
“Projects like this help to ensure that all eligible voters have the tools they need to cast their ballot and participate in our elections.”

“As defenders of democracy, the League of Women Voters is always vigilant against attacks on voting rights,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. 

“Our volunteers spearhead efforts to protect and inform our electorate. It is an honor to recognize such dedication to our greatest civic duty.”

Members of the local leadership team will attend the National Convention in Chicago, IL.

The League of Women Voters envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.



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