MISSION...The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
League of Women Voters of Kitsap
We Are the League of Women Voters of Kitsap
Learn the story of the League of Women Voters, a long, rich history that is intricately woven into the fabric of America. Our nation’s history is full of people who dreamed big and acted on their beliefs. Americans speak out, agitate for change, organize and stand up for what they believe in. In their souls, Americans are activists. And at the center of activism in the U.S. is the League of Women Voters.
Like our country, the League has changed with the times and met new challenges head on. At its’ core, the League of Women voters is about citizenship and the responsibilities that come with democracy. It’s not enough just to have rights. Being a citizen requires participation and the League continues to lead the way in voting rights, ethical government and environmental issues.
Since it was founded on February 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters has been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. Times have changed, political administrations have come and gone, and League members cycled through the ranks, but we continue to work for the core values have made the League a trusted voice in American democracy. We still register voters, testify on voting rights issues, monitor government function and debate issues important to society.
"Impact on Issues 2016-2018"
Impact on Issues is designed to help League leaders use LWVUS public policy positions effectively at the state and local levels.
In addition to the official statements of position for each program area, this guide briefly traces significant past actions and achievements and indicates links among positions.
The LWVUS public policy positions “in brief” listed on pages 1-4 reflect the program adopted by the 2016 Convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States.
This listing summarizes the official full statements of position, which are presented in bold type in the relevant sections of this guide.
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Kurt Wiest, executive director of Bremerton Housing Authority
Monica Bernhard, director of housing and community support services for Kitsap Community Resources
Kirsten Jewell, program coordinator of Housing and Homeless Services in Kitsap’s Department of Human Services
David O. Frederick, executive director of Coffee Oasis
Renee Kimball-Rouse, who will discuss her own experiences with homelessness
Gary Simpson, Kitsap County Sheriff
Geoffrey Marti, Port Orchard Police Chief
Matthew Hamner, Bainbridge Police Chief
Dan Schoonmaker, Poulsbo Police Chief
Steve Strachan, Bremerton Police Chief
Mike Lasnier, Suquamish Tribal Police Chief