Susan Hales' love of engaging with people of many cultures led her to spearhead an effort with the League of Women Voters (LWV) in Spokane to translate 2020 ballots into six languages.
She arranged with Spokane International Translations to translate ballots into Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese and Swahili, so citizens who speak those languages can use a translated ballot to guide them in filling out the official ballot in English.
Susan learned about the league and joined it three years ago when she found she could register newly naturalized citizens to vote. She was hooked on voter outreach
"I have helped the league expand outreach with the library, Spokane's Community Court and people who are houseless," she said.