WPD is delighted to announce that the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County are honoring us with their “Making Democracy Work” Award! This award is given to individuals and organizations who have helped King County residents raise their voices in support of equality and civic discourse.
We will celebrate – along with other recipients – at the LWV’s inaugural Voices of Democracy gala this coming Friday, May 12 (see the link below for further details).
WPD was founded as a Facebook group in September 2015 and incorporated as a 501c4 in 2016. Since our inception, we’ve focused on ensuring parents’ voices are heard in Olympia in the debate over how to fund our schools. Prior to the founding of WPD, lawmakers were apt to say they heard more from constituents about backyard chickens than about school funding. We have changed that. Our voice – and by that we mean the voices of parents – is now being heard loudly and clearly in Olympia. And that is not going to change. Because whatever the outcome of the special session, WPD will keep testifying and rallying and calling lawmakers and attending town halls and other forums, and organizing to help parents and allies advocate for equitable, fair, sustainable school funding. We’ll keep ensuring that parents’ voices continue to be heard loudly and clearly by our lawmakers in Olympia and in constituencies around Washington.
Meanwhile, please join us and the LWV to celebrate the work they do to encourage informed, active and engaged participation in our democracy. Information about the gala can be found here – the founding members of WPD will be in attendance, and we hope you can join us!