What happens once elections are over and the real work of governance begins? Is this moment in our country’s history different than any other that came before it? What is representative democracy and why does it matter?
Join Sno-Isle Libraries and The Daily Herald as they present Stories in Democracy, an online video series exploring our democracy with the members of Congress representing Snohomish and Island counties.
In this initial three-part video series, Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson and Herald Editorial Page Editor Jon Bauer discuss community issues and the future of democracy in thoughtful, one-on-one conversations with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02).
“Libraries and newspapers are committed to intellectual freedom, equitable access to information, and civil liberties,” Langer Thompson said. “This series builds on our organizations’ shared role in the community as trusted sources of information and the keeper of stories.”
“This was a chance to talk about subjects beyond the issues of the moment, to get to the ‘Stories of Democracy’ that we share with those we've elected to represent us, to provide more insight into how government works, and chip away at the pessimism that some seem to hold against politics,” Bauer said.
We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with the elected officials who represent our communities. Learn about the people who represent us, in their own voices, as they share their personal experiences of elected office and discuss the deeper issues facing their constituents and the country.
Rep. DelBene represents the 1st District, which includes the eastern portion of Snohomish County. This district includes seven Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries.
Rep. Jayapal represents the 7th District, which includes Edmonds.
Rep. Larsen represents the 2nd District, which includes Island County and western Snohomish County communities. The 2nd district includes 15 Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries.
Stay tuned for more stories in 2022.