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News & Events

The Voter contains:

  • League news and events
  • Community information
  • Discussion of political issues and advocacy of our positions
  • Updates on important legislation

Recent copies of The Voter can be downloaded below:

November 2022
October 2022
August/September 2022
July 2022
May 2022
Spring 2022
January 2022

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The deadline for submission of articles to The Voter is the Friday following the Leadership Team meeting, which usually falls on the first Monday of the month. When the Leadership Team meeting falls on a holiday, that month’s deadline would fall on the second Friday of the month.

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Community Conversations

The League hosts Community Conversation in concert with other county partners, to produce informational presentations on topics important to our mission. Conversations are typically held from September through June, and take a break in the summer months.

For further information, or to propose a speaker/topic, please contact us.

2022 Community Conversations

January 25 – Dr. Yami Cazorla – Plant Based Eating for Everyone

March 29 – Sarah Augustine –  Redistricting Commission

April 26 – Layci Nelson – Leadership Lessons for Everyone

May 24 – Judge Bartheld –  Yakima County Superior Court Pretrial Program

June 28  – Lt. Chad Janis, Yakima Police Department – Domestic Violence

You can find the videos for other Community Conversations on our Facebook page.

Kara Kondo Luncheon

Kara Kondo was a member of the League of Women Voters for 55 years, having served as President twice. She encouraged the League to be involved in the study of the city of Yakima and helped create the Downtown Committee in the early 90’s. For several decades she was the League’s appointed observer and participant in water issues of the valley, which ultimately resulted in the Yakima River Basin Integrated Management Plan, a collaborative agreement among more than a dozen entities.

Kara and her husband Tak Kondo grew up in Wapato, Washington on neighboring farms. Her family was relocated to Heart Mountain during World War II, but Kara joined Tak in Louisville Kentucky, where they were married and lived, while he was stationed in the army at Fort Knox. They later returned to the Yakima Valley where they raised their two children and were actively engaged in the community. A special dry-land garden has been created at the Yakima Valley Arboretum in honor of Kara Kondo’s contributions to the community. In the past, the Downtown Committee of the League of Women Voters has hosted an annual Kara Kondo Luncheon in her honor. We hope to restart that as the pandemic has ebbed.

Kara Kondo
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In the Community

Throughout the year League members provide information at community events. We can register people to vote, help people find information on their elected officials, share voter information, and more!

Would you like the League of Women Voters to have a table at your community event? If so, please contact us.

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