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. The national organization will announce the winner at the its upcoming national convention in Chicago on June 30. 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. The nomination also recognized the Snohomish league’s monthly KSER radio program that spotlights key issues, people and candidates, and its 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,” said Pat Fogarty-Cramer, local league president. “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. More information on the Snohomish County League of Women Voters is at lwvsnoho.org