Phone Banking Works!! We need your help getting out the vote for all our candidates statewide. If you want to sign up for a phone shift to help reach voters in Eastern Washington, text Washington to 55444 and sign up for a shift! LETS DO THIS!!
League of Women Voters of Benton-Franklin Counties
Virtual Candidate Forums/Debates for the general election are beginning in late September and through October. As was the case for the primaries, all of these debates will be aired by our wonderful media partner NWPB (KTNW). Go to NWPB2020. As in the primaries, they will also be available for viewing on all NWPB affiliates, the cities of Richland and Pasco, our League’s Facebook page, our website, YouTube, etc.
The State Treasurer’s race will be live webcast and simulcast on Northwest Public Broadcasting. It will also be recorded and available on the LWVWA FB page. The races will be available for viewing for the next several weeks as we approach Eection Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.
Below are the local races to be broadcast by NWPB in conjunction with the LWV of Benton and Franklin Counties. Although pre-recorded, as they were in the primaries, they will be interactive using a rebuttal style format. All debate programs run from 7PM to 8 PM:
September 30th Benton County Commissioner- District 1 (Delvin & Raffa) Benton County Commissioner- District 3 (McKay & Beaver) Franklin County Commissioner-District 1 (Lehrman & Peck)
October 1st Franklin County Commissioner – District 2 (Mullen & Peralta) Superior Court Judge – Position 1 (Petersen & Brown) Legislative District 8 Representative – Position 1 (Klippert & Regev)
October 8th Legislative District 16 Representative – Position 1 (Chvatal & Klicker) Legislative District 16 Representative – Position 2 (Rude & Coburn) Legislative District 16 Representative – Senate (Dozier & Reser)
October 9th Legislative District 8 Representative – Position 2 (Stanley & Boehnke) Legislative District 9 Representative – Position 1 (Borden & Dye)
FYI- National Televised Debates are: President: September 29th, October 15th, and October 22th: Vice President: October 7th
The campaign work for national and state-wide candidates such as Biden-Harris, Jay Inslee, or Bob Ferguson is being done through the state party Coordinated Campaign. If you wish to put some of your time and energy in at that level, click here to become a state volunteer.
Due to anticipated poor air quality, we are canceling our Saturday, Sept 12, distribution event and rescheduling our Tuesday event.
Volunteers will be masked and gloved and will place signs with self-addressed donation envelope and online donation info into your trunk.
Suggested minimum donation for Biden sign $10.00.
Saturday, Sept 19th, Jefferson Park, Richland, 10 AM-Noon
Wednesday, Sept 23rd, John Dam Plaza, Richland, 5-7 PM
Saturday, Sept 26th, Benton City Skate Park, 10 AM-Noon
If you can’t make the event, we can still get you signs. Make an online donation at Benton County Democrats/Donation or send us a FaceBook Message in our page, https://www.facebook.com/bencodems, that includes your address, phone#, & e-mail address. Indicate which sign(s) you’d like. Volunteers, masked and gloved, will deliver your sign(s), no-contact.