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Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization—neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government—but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. In addition, the League works to increase voters’ access to the polls, including expanding early voting, automatic and online voter registration.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS VISION STATEMENT 

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

WORK OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THURSTON COUNTY

The premier publication of many Local Leagues is the "They Represent You" flyer.  The TRY contains information about every elected official within a given county.  The League of Women Voters of Thurston County TRY is available at many public places around the county, such as libraries, county offices, human services organizations, and the Chamber of Commerce. -

FEATURED NEWS:

Confronting Racism: an Ongoing LWVTC Charge

  Movie and Talk  

There are two showing of the movie If Beale Street Could Talk that League members will be attending and joining for discussion after the film.  Both showings are at the Olympia Film Society:

   Tuesday, January 29, at 7:00 pm.

   Wednesday, January 30, at 4:00 pm.

More details of this event are available here.  Please join us and bring others.  

 

Thurston League Program-of-Work Planning Meeting

League members and other interested individuals will gather on Saturday, Feb 2, from 2-5 pm, at the Olympia Center, to take part in this annual meeting.  Details of the purpose and importance of this meeting may be found on the Our Work web page.

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Serious Information About a Life-Sustaining Resource

Urgent factors face Thurston County’s water supply: longer and drier summers, shorter wet rainy periods, growing population, local streams that support fewer salmon, ground water reservoirs that can’t sufficiently recharge.  These are all topics of concern that will be looked at during the LWV-TC Water Study.

The first of five community meeting to explore this topic and collect information for the study will be held:

Tuesday, February 5,

Olympia Center, 5:30 pm (program starts at 6:00 pm)

Guest Speakers: 

 KEVIN HANSEN, County Hydrogeologist, Thurston County Water Resources.  “GROUND WATER AND STREAM FLOWS IN THURSTON COUNTY”

DAVID TROUTT, Natural Resources Director for the Nisqually Indian Tribe.  “THE NISQUALLY RIVER AND ESTUARY AT I-5 AS A DAM”

 

IMMIGRATION IS A LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PRIORITY  The LWVUS priority statement related to Immigration is:  Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; market economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. 

Find immigration related information on the Confronting Racism page.

 

HOW WE WORK

League members work on a variety of issues over each program year. 

The LWVTC Board was "in retreat" on July 16, 2018, and came up with some exciting plans for the coming year.  The Board plans to offer some new type activities/events, some for League members and several for county/community residents as well.  A notable addition will be  "conversation cafe" events held at various places in the county. We will reach out to residents who may be less familiar with the League.  Some of the larger community meetings at Olympia Center will continue. 

See the UPCOMING EVENTS page for details as time/place is confirmed for each. If you have an interest in being involved in and of the activities you see there, contact any Board member and let them know.  To find out about our current Board, check out the LEADERSHIP page.

League members continually stay active with advocacy and voter education undertakings.  Chief among them is helping people get registered and obtain information so they can vote. The VOTER INFO pages are a great help for anyone seeking information about candidates and voting. While opportunities to be involved in influencing and shaping policy are found on both our ISSUES and Advocacy pages.


 

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 10 rsvps
    The Olympia Center

    Program of Work Planning Meeting

    The League uses Program Planning meetings to develop recommendations for both local and state-level study and official positions. This we will be an interactive meeting. Members will review existing LWVWA Positions, consider ideas that are presented and talk about resources needed to carry out proposals, and then decide which Recommendations to send forward to the June 2019 State Convention

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Olympia Center in Olympia, WA

    Water Study Meeting 1

    League members working on Thurston County Water Realities Study—Part II have been learning about the most urgent factors faced by Thurston County as it encounters increasingly longer and drier summers, shorter wetter rainy periods, and a growing population. Local streams are supporting fewer and fewer salmon. Ground water reservoirs are not being sufficiently recharged.

    Given that the quality and quantity of Thurston County water is complicated by factors that include the Hirst Decision and a subsequent law passed by the Legislature in March 2018, the LWV-TC Study Group will host Five Public Meetings in 2019.

    Meeting 1—
    Where’s the Water: Reality Check. Tuesday, February 5 at the Olympia Center, 5:30 pm.  
    Focusing on Ground Water and Instream Flows in Thurston County and the Nisqually River at I-5.


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