election 2020

Cascadia College is committed to educating and supporting our community of students, faculty, and staff during this election season. Tune In & Turn Up is intended to help us make sense of the election, election-related issues, and first amendment rights and responsibilities through a series of online events and resources.

This education campaign will take place during the month leading up to the November elections in an effort to give people tools for better understanding issues and engaging in civil discourse. And it will continue after the elections to help us to process the results.




Working Across the Aisle
Date and Time: Monday, October 5    l    A captioned recording of the event is available.

U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) discuss how to engage in civil discourse in what is such a polarized climate in Washington, D.C. and the country. Cascadia President Eric Murray will introduce our guests and moderate during the Q&A section.

Teach In on Oppression & Activism
Date and Time: Friday, October 9    l    6:00-7:30 pm    l  via zoom 
Meeting ID:922 4840 4959    l     Passcode: not required
A space for inquiry and conversation with Cascadia faculty about what’s going on with oppression and activism -- all students welcome (part of a continuing series).

Elections 2020 & Academic Freedom: A conversation with our AAG
Date and Time: Friday, October 16    l    2:00-3:00 pm    l  via zoom 
Meeting ID: 854 6405 4272    l     Passcode: 110315
Alan Smith, Assistant Attorney General, answers our questions about what we are allowed to do and say and teach in classrooms and on campus. This event will be recorded for those who cannot attend live event.

Climate Dialog for Climate Justice
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 21    l    1:30-3:30 pm    l Registration link 
Climate justice involves proper planning and discussion about how vulnerable communities are most affected by climate change. In order to become more climate just, we need to better understand our impacts and provide resiliency resources for our communities. By opening discussions about how climate impacts can be mitigated, we can have a positive influence and potentially change the outcome of climate change. 

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist, University of Washington Seattle 
  • Susan Wagshul-Golden, Director of Campus Safety & Security at University of Washington Tacoma 
  • Jamie Stroble, Climate Equity & Community Partnerships Lead, King County
  • Sameer Ranade, Civic Engagement and Policy Manager, Front and Centered 


Local electionS

WA Secretary of State elections webpage
 WA Voter Registration website
 WA Secretary of State FAQ (mail in voting)
 King County Elections Information
 Snohomish County Elections Information
 Washington Voter's Guide
 Register to vote in Washington

National elections

General Voting Information
 Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan, nonprofit website with general voter information and links to voter registration information in all states.


The Flip Side is a blog opinion page covering mulitple sides of policy issues
 Pro-Con is another website covering multiple sides of policy issues

A Starting Point is a video-based civic engagement platform highlighting interviews with political officials on various policies and legislation

college Policies

General Cascadia College Code of Conduct
Expressive Activities and Use of College Facilities (draft to be adopted by state fall 2020)
 Cascadia College Student Code of Conduct

History and social dynamics

Voter Suppression Historical Information

       Political Polarization and the 2020 Election (video)

UWB Library resources on informed civic engagement

Cascadia's Sustainability & Equity Work and Resources

Other Platforms

cascadia's politics and the environment blog