The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County and the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education, in partnership with the Whatcom Museum, offers a virtual panel discussion focusing on the continued struggle for suffrage, voice, and equal representation by those who were left out of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote 100 years ago.

This virtual presentation, “Imperfect Democracy: Exploring historical and contemporary threats to the franchise and political voice,” will be moderated by Kate Destler, Western Washington University Political Science professor and will look at the history and future of the struggle for political voice. Panelists include:

Marco Morales, President, Indigenous Studies Foundation

Dr. Christopher Parker, Professor of Political Science, University of Washington

Dr. Peter Pihos, Assistant Professor of History, Western Washington University

Breanna Weider, Policy Analyst, Washington State Office of Attorney General

Attendees will be invited to participate in a Q & A session following the panel. Registration to this program is free but required.