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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:

LWVTC Candidate Forums, recorded by Thurston Community Media (TCM), are now available for viewing.  Just click here: Candidate Forums page. Then click on the "view link" associated with the race you are interested in.     

 

LWVTC is Co-Hosting Candidate Forums with the Gateway Rotary

LWVTC is co-hosting with Gateway Rotary Thurston County a series of Facebook streaming or in-person candidate forums.  A forum will be held each Wednesday through Oct. 31. At 7 am, viewers can go to Facebook LWVTC or they can go any time to Gateway Rotary.  Here they may locate the upcoming forum/events and click on "interested" or "going" for each of the events, as well as view one forum each Wed.  Anyone interested in attending in person should arrive by 6:45 am, at O'Blarney's Irish Pub, 4411 Martin Way.  

Information about other co-hosted or hosted by other non-partisan organizations is available on the Candidate Forums page.

                                                           

League of Women Voters of Washington has endorsed several Ballot Initiatives that will be up for votes in the November 2018 General Election.

You can find out more about these initiatives and how you might be involved in specific initiative campaigns by visiting this website's ISSUES page.  Or, you might want to read the LWVWA's recently updated ballot measure positions.

 

Confronting Racism: an Ongoing LWVTC Charge

 

    Do not accept what is; confront it and move toward what should be. 

 

IMMIGRATION 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. 

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.


Monday, October 29 – Deadline for in-person new Washington State voter registration. Must go to Elections Office.

 

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM · 6 rsvps
    Indian Summers Restaurant in Olympia, WA

    EDUCATION FUND LUNCHEON

    Join us Saturday, October 20th at the Indian Summer Golf Club for our Annual Education Fund Luncheon from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. The luncheon cost is $65.00, with a tax deductible portion of $40.00.

    We are selling tickets to the annual luncheon online through PayPal! To make your purchase easier, please review the instructions when you click the "Purchase Ed Fund Luncheon Tickets Online" button.

    Please note, you do not need to have a PayPal account to buy tickets online.

    Purchase Ed Fund Luncheon Online

    If you do not wish to purchase tickets online, click on the button below to download and print the mail-in form.

    Purchase Ed Fund Luncheon by Mailed Check

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    123 4th Ave W Apartments 2nd Floor Meeting Room

    Get Out The Vote Post Card Party 1

    This is the first of 6 get-togethers where LWV-TC members and friends will be preparing Get Out The Vote postcards.  We will be sending postcards to select registered persons, ages between 18-21, who did not vote in the primary election. Besides postcards to prepare, there will be food and drink and conversation with like-minded folk  Join us.


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