• Registering voters on the 4th of July

    Organizers and volunteers came together across Washington yesterday to celebrate Independence Day with massive voter registration drives, volunteer recruitment, and other exciting events.

    Bainbridge Island

    Volunteers in the Northwest region registered huge numbers of voters at events in Lynden, Bellingham, Everett, and Edmonds.

    Wearing the red, white and blue while registering voters in the NW Washington

    Volunteers in Vancouver gathered on Officer’s Row at historic Fort Vancouver. Thousands of locals turned out to listen to music, check out venders, and celebrate the Fourth at Clark County’s biggest party.

    The festive atmosphere at the Fort was underpinned by patriotic acknowledgment of the freedoms we enjoy, as volunteers like Mina registered voters and talked to their neighbors about what’s at stake in this year’s election.

    Mina at Fort Vancouver

    In Eastern Washington, volunteers worked hard at voter registration booths like the one at Riverfront Park.

    Chris and Alex in Spokane

    At Gas Works Park in Seattle, a volunteer named Nancy registered a 35 year-old woman who had never registered to vote. When we asked Nancy how she thought that was possible, Nancy replied, “Maybe no one had ever asked her.”

    Nancy in Seattle

    Click here to see more great photos from OFA-WA’s 4th of July events!

    Gasworks Park in Seattle