The League of Women Voters of Washington is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. There are about 20 local Leagues throughout Washington that have more than 2,200 members.
The League provides voter and election education in public programs and in schools. Its textbook, “The State We’re In,” is used throughout Washington. Trained members frequently provide classroom assistance on civics. The League‘s Voter Services Program holds candidate forums, provides voter information and helps people to register to vote.
The League also has a nonprofit arm for advocacy.
The Spokesman-Review is the largest news organization in the Inland Northwest and devotes considerable resources every year to cover dozens of election contests statewide and in Spokane County. Besides our regular coverage online and in print, it also publishes a comprehensive election guide each October. Newspaper editors and reporters also organize and help moderate forums and candidate debates as part of its Northwest Passages book club.
The newspaper’s goal is to help our readers stay informed so they can make informed choices on their ballots from president to Congress to mayor to school board member and fire commissioner.
Given the many shared interests of the League and Spokesman-Review in civic engagement and democracy, they have partnered to create Your Vote, a guide to voting in Washington.
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Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
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