Toast! To Our Diverse Heritage - Spring Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who came out Saturday evening to support League as we honored these Champions of Voting Rights for New Americans: David Perez, CAIR-WA (the Council for American Islamic Relations), and Senator Pramila Jayapal.

The Wing Luke Museum provided a lively venue; thanks to Foodz catering for great food and service; and especially all the volunteers who put it together. It all made for an engaging and successful event.

April Special Election

Don't forget to vote and mail in your ballot by April 28th! If you have not yet received your ballot or voter's pamphlet, call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683). If you are a King County resident not currently registered to vote in Washington state, you must register in person by April 20th to vote in this election. Register weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm, at King County Elections or King County Voter Registration Annex.

April Forum - The Columbia River Treaty in an Era of Climate Change

If you didn't make it to our April event you can watch online as panelists:

Scott Simms, Secretary to the U.S. Entity, Columbia River Treaty;
Paul Lumley, Executive Director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission; and
Rachael Paschal Osborn, public interest water lawyer, Center for Environmental Law & Policy

discuss the review process, the key interests in the U.S. and Canada and new
and emerging issues of climate change, endangered species and the Regional
Recommendations. The decisions made in the Columbia River treaty
negotiations will impact our region for generations to come.

March Forum: Human Trafficking - GLOBAL AND RIGHT HERE

Missed the forum?
You can watch it on King County Television, channel 22. Click here to see the schedule or here to watch online.

The March 5th forum on human trafficking discussed the scope of the problem, what is being done and what needs to be done. If you think it does not happen in your neighborhood and that it does not happen to our children, you are wrong. Co-sponsors: BEST (Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking), Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking, Soroptimist International, Seattle Metropolitan Club, Seattle Against Slavery, Washington Engage, and Youth Care - The Bridge Program


Leslie Briner, MSW, is Commercial Sexual Exploitation Training and Policy Coordinator for YouthCare in Seattle. She implemented the Bridge Program, a Continuum of Services for Sexually Exploited youth.

Valiant Richey, a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, works in the Special Assault Unit which handles cases involving sexual abuse of children and adults and the physical abuse of children. He is one of two local coordinators for "Buyer Beware: A Partnership to End Sexual Exploitation," a King County initiative funded by Demand Abolition.

Rose Gundersen is co-founder and Director of Washington Engage which works with community coalitions to deal with human trafficking emphasizing prevention and development.

They Represent You

They Represent You: Directory of Elected Officials (TRY) contains contact information for elected officials in Washington state, legislative committees, political parties and more, and is updated each year. The new edition is now available.

View TRY 2015 online. Websites and email addresses are hyperlinked so you can click directly to the person you wish to contact.

Free copies are available at the League office, at local libraries and many county and city offices. Help support this valuable community resource with tax-deductible donation to our Education Fund.

Email to request a copy, including your name, address and phone number. One or two directories may be mailed free of charge. For up to 150, the League requests postage reimbursement, or feel free to stop by our office to pick up your copies (click here for map and directions) . Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

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