1. Improving Health Care: Will the Affordable Care Act Deliver? November 16, 2013

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    Improving Health Care: Will the Affordable Care Act Deliver? Special guest speakers address this and more at the League of Women Voters® of Bellingham/Whatcom County monthly meeting Bellingham Public Library Saturday November 16, 2013 Speakers include: Elya Moore - Deputy Director, Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement Desmond Skubi - Executive Director, Interfaith Community Health Center Bertha Safford - Family Physician, Family Care Network Bill Gorman - Interim Director, Bellingham Chamber of Commerce Along with a video of interviews with local "people on the street" about their healthcare needs, speakers will discuss both the need and impacts the Act has already had, and likely future impacts on patients, healthcare practitioners and businesses. The Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement has partnered with the League to produce this program. References: Bibiliography - http://lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/files/lwv_aca_program_bibliography_2.docx League Healthcare Positions - http://lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/files/lwvus_aca.pdf Affordable Care Act History - http://lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/files/aca_history.pdf http://lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org

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    • An Environmental Review Process Meeting for the Proposed Cherry Point Terminal - March 20, 2012

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      A Meeting about the Environmental Review Process for Proposed Cherry Point Terminal was held Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bellingham High School to explain the environmental review process, the agencies’ roles and responsibilities, the public's opportunities to engage in the process, and to answer questions. The agencies provided opportunities to comment on what environmental factors should be considered during the next step - scoping. For more information about the Proposed Cherry Point Terminal, see the Washington State Department of Ecology site at - http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/gatewaypacific/ or the Whatcom County site at - http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/pds/plan/current/gpt-ssa/index.jsp This video is a record of the entire meeting and is produced by The Center for New Media, Bellingham, Washington as a public service and as an example of the type of local video programming we are bringing to area residents. http://www.centerfornewmedia.org/

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      • Issues & Impacts of Mental Illness in our Community - November 15, 2014

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        Issues & Impacts of Mental Illness in our Community. A Presentation of LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS® OF BELLINGHAM/WHATCOM COUNTY Saturday, November 15, 2014 "Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease." (U.S. Surgeon General's Report). Do you know someone with a mental illness? What is the picture of mental illness in Whatcom County? How does law enforcement interface with mental health? What diagnosis and treatment resources and exemplary programs are available in our community to serve individuals with mental illness? This engaging program will enlighten participants about this critical community issue that is often little understood yet widely prevalent. Local experts will provide perspectives and information that may surprise you, and will surely help you sort out facts from myths. Read the program's Press Release - http://www.lwvnet.org/lwv/wa/bellinghamwhatcom/files/Mental_Illness.pdf Additional Materials - http://lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/MentalHealth.html The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. http://lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org Video produced by Center for New Media, Bellingham, WA http://www.centerfornewmedia.org

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        • "Why Deliberation Matters: Politics Past and Present in Our Democracy"

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          "Why Deliberation Matters: Politics Past and Present in Our Democracy" a presentation by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, Washington. Recorded Saturday, January 15, 2011 in the Bellingham Public Library Lecture Room. Today our politcal life is dominated by well-funded special interests. Is this what our founding fathers intended? Johann Neem, WWU Department of History will speak on "Deliberation from James Madison to Today." and Brad Howard, WWU Department of Journalism will address "An Idea without a Home: Democratic Deliberation and American Journalism." Brad Howard is Associate Professor of Journalism at Western Washington University. His primary area of research is news mapping and critical thinking. He teaches courses in news writing, journalism history, research, and theory. Johann Neem is Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University, and author of "Creating A Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts" (Harvard Univ. Press, 2008). He teaches courses on the American Revolution and the early American republic. For more info, go to http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org Produced by the Coalition for Community Media - http://www.watchyourtv.org

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          • Whatcom County, WA Ballot Issues Forum & County Council Forum

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            LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS® OF BELLINGHAM / WHATCOM COUNTY, WA presents Ballot Issues Forum & County Council Forum Pro and con speakers will discuss ballot initiatives I-1098 I-1082 I-1053 I-1100 and 1105 and Ref. 52 Candidates for the County Council District 1 Position B race between Jean Melious and Tony Larson have been invited to participate in a forum at this event. Co sponsored by the AAUW Recorded Saturday, October 16, 2010 in the City of Bellingham Public Library Meeting Room by the Coalition for Community Media

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            • "Living on the Brink: Women's Economic Security in Whatcom County" - February 21, 2015

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              "Living on the Brink: Women's Economic Security in Whatcom County" A Presentation by the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS® OF BELLINGHAM/WHATCOM COUNTY League members and the public were invited to a special presentation sharing the findings of our study on women's economic security in Whatcom County to open the opportunity for a community dialogue about the implications. Special guest speakers included: Sheri Emerson, Associate Director, Opportunity Council Kirsten Barron, Attorney, Barron, Smith Daugert, PLLC Attorneys at Law Kerri Holferty, Educational Services, Whatcom Community College Sue Sharpe, Executive Director, Chuckanut Health Foundation LWVBWC Women's Economic Security study participants This program was designed to present and discuss the implications of a recently completed in-depth study of Women's Economic Security by the League of Women Voters® of Bellingham/Whatcom County. Focusing on the more than 25,000 Whatcom County women age 18 and older that live below 200% of the federal poverty level, the League will open a dialogue covering these important questions: What did our Bellingham/Whatcom County league study discover about the status of women's economic security in Whatcom County? What kinds of challenges do women face in their effort to attain and maintain economic security for themselves and their families? What key resources to support their efforts are provided by agencies and programs in our community? What are the persistent impediments to achieving economic security that - in whole or in part - remain to be addressed in our community? The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org

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              • Where's the Money? Understanding & communicating about K-12 education funding in Washington State - 11/17/12

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                "Where's the Money? Understanding & communicating about K-12 education funding in Washington State" Following-up on last year's tremendously successful education consensus meeting, we will tackle the ever confusing issue of how our schools are funded. This topic is of particular importance following the Washington State Supreme Court ruling in January that the State is not meeting its constitutional duty to amply fund K-12 education for all students. We will discuss the implications of that ruling, the mix of local, state, and federal funding sources, and how we can impact that funding. We will develop strategies with attendees regarding how to accurately communicate this complex topic with others. Featuring: Greg Alarid, Unified Service Representative, Washington Education Association (WEA), Fourth Corner Michael Jay, League Member, will present a Powerpoint Presentation provided by Dan Newell, Asst. Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) About The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters does not endorse candidates. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/ This meeting was held at the Bellingham Public Library Downstairs Meeting Room on November 17, 2012.

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                • How Can Responsible Gun Ownership Contribute to Reducing Gun Related Incidents? - September 21, 2013

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                  How Can Responsible Gun Ownership Contribute to Reducing Gun Related Incidents? A Civil Discussion on the Freedoms and Responsibilities of Gun Ownership Topics include public health consequences of gun related incidents in Whatcom County, interpretations of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, gun safety in the home, current state laws relevant to gun ownership and use, and proposed legislation and initiatives pertaining to gun ownership. Expert panelists, informative handouts, engaging conversations, and up-to-date data are sure to peak your interest and challenge you to think more deeply about this community and national issue. Panelists are: Doug Shepherd, Attorney; Greg Stern, M.D., Whatcom County Health Officer; John Westerfield, Manager of Yeager's Sporting Goods in Bellingham. League moderators are Heather Brown and Jayne Freudenberger. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. http://lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/index.html Saturday, September 21, 2013 Whatcom County Council Chambers County Courthouse

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                  • Economic Impact of Gateway Pacific Terminal on Whatcom County

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                    • "Sustainability: What's all the hype?" A League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, Washington Presentation

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                      "Sustainability: What's all the hype?" A League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, Washington presentation featuring Special Guest Speaker: Brad Tuininga. As we witness increasing demand on nonrenewable energy resources, a ballooning population, increased demand on natural resources, an economic recession that is the worst in nearly a century, and the continued growth in disparity between rich and poor (nations), the health and well-being of future generations will depend on our ability to envision alternatives that will support our communities, economies and environment into the future. When the concept of sustainability arrived on the scene in the late 80's and early 90's, it quickly became a buzzword that has been difficult to define ever since. This presentation will look at the various iterations of sustainability and what it means to different stakeholders. We will do this through the lens of the three pillars of sustainability (economy, environment, and society), and then look more closely at three potential threats to sustainability. The group will be asked engage in reflection and group discussion surrounding this topic as well as a reading from Natural Capitalism. Brad Tuininga earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis on Sustainability and a Masters in Environmental Education from Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. During his graduate program, Brad worked closely with Huxley College and North Cascades Institute (NCI) to further refine the graduate residency offered jointly through NCI and Huxley. After graduating he went on to co-found and launch the Alliance for Wilderness Education and Stewardship, a nonprofit organization working to leverage stakeholder resources to conserve and protect federally designated wilderness lands. More recently, Brad helped develop the Sustainable Energy Certificate now offered at Bellingham Technical College. As part of this effort, he developed the curriculum for Sustainability Fundamentals, which serves as an introduction to sustainability at BTC; he also teaches this class for the college. By day, Brad is the Development Director for Bellingham Technical College Foundation. For more info, go to lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org Produced by the Center for New Media - watchyourtv.org

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