Activities

Civics Workshops

You don’t have to attend all three workshops in this series but you’ll probably want to! This is civics made relevant and interesting!

This September join us for a series of three workshops at your choice of three locations!

Session 1: Civics 101
We’ll have a lively presentation on how government works at each level and how each citizen can become involved!

Session 2: Political Literacy, Fake News, and Personality Politics
This session provides ways for voters (1) identify how they feel on important issues and what their values are (2) research candidates, their funding, and their record (3) combat “fake news” and “alternative facts” (4) take action by voting.

Session 3: Mechanics of Voting & Expanding Your Circle of Influence
We will be looking at the November 2018 ballot and offering resources to help you make decisions. We will hear from former office holders to understand what some of these jobs are like to do. Finally we will discuss ways to stay civil while talking about politics with friends and family.

Find us at your local library for these workshops:
Washougal: Tuesdays, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Vancouver: Wednesdays, 9/5, 9/12, 9/26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cascade Park: Thursday, 9/6, Monday, 9/10, Thursday 9/27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Woodland: Fridays, 9/7, 9/14, 9/28 Noon – 2 p.m. Feel free to bring your brown-bag lunch! We’ll meet in the community center next door to the library.

Pizza & Primary Politics

Join us for Pizza & Primary Politics to be sure your voice counts in selecting the two candidates who will face off for the general election.

The primary election is just ahead! Did you know that your vote counts even more in primary elections? Do you want to change our government? Do you want to encourage new people to run for office? Then join us for Pizza & Primary Politics to be sure your voice counts in selecting the two candidates who will face off for the general election.

Pizza provided by Friends of the Library.

Vancouver Community Library: Tuesday, 7/24, 6-8Primary Focus 2
Cascade Park Library: Thursday, 7/26, 6-8
Washougal Library: Saturday, 7/28, 3-5

For your reference here is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation used. We’ve also included a copy as a PDF.

FVRL Pizza & Politics: Primary Focus Presentation – PowerPoint  (PDF version)

Primary Election Candidate Forums

The Primary Election candidate forums include those races where more than two persons filed for a position.

The Primary Election candidate forums include those races where more than two persons filed for a position. Our forums are listed below, by date, with a link to the CVTV recording of each. New this year is captioning for every forum. Thank you, CVTV!

Check back for the dates and places for forums to be held before the General Election.

July 12, included candidates for: 3rd Congressional District Representative. Watch it here: https://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/26491
July 14, included candidates for: Clark Public Utility District Commissioner, 17th Legislative District, and Clark County Council Chair. Watch herehttps://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/26541
July 19, included candidates forClark County Assessor, Clark County Councilor District #1, and Vancouver City Council. Watch herehttps://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/26346

First forum was great success

The forum, co-sponsored by the League and Clark College, was well-attended and the candidates were informative.

 

Transportation Forum

Because infrastructure construction dollars are very limited, our discussion centered around improvements and practices that could help relieve congestion and keep traffic moving in Clark County and between states.

Sunday, April 15, 2018, the League sponsored an educational forum on transportation. Because infrastructure construction dollars are very limited, our discussion centered around improvements and practices that could help relieve congestion and keep traffic moving in Clark County and between states. We looked at issues related to such things as product movement, mobility for our aging population and commuting alternatives and explored solutions that make getting around easier.

Panelists represented a broad range of ideas and perspectives. They included: Vancouver Mayor and League member Anne McEnerny-Ogle; Kris Strickler, Washington Department of Transportation regional administrator; Chris Strizver, commuter and League member; Shawn Donaghy, C-Tran CEO; Madeleine von Laue, bicyclist; and Temple Lentz, Clark County Commission on Aging.

For those unable to attend we have two ways you can still learn about topics discussed by our well-informed panel. Courtesy of the City of Vancouver, CVTV was present to record the event. You can watch it here: https://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/25641

Mayor of Vancouver, Anne McEnerny-Ogle, prepared a brief synopsis of some of the key topics she anticipated being discussed.

The League thanks Clark Regional Wastewater District for the facility; The Columbian, media sponsor; the staff of CVTV and the City of Vancouver.

 


We identified three outcomes for this forum.

1. Stimulate community discussion beyond the need for a new I-5 bridge by raising issues, generating ideas and suggesting possible solutions to transportation problems in and around Clark County.

2. Encourage residents to send ideas and comments to the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) through its website (rtc.wa.gov) as it updates its 20-year transportation plan, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.

3. Provide new information and ideas that will help the League update its local transportation position.