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.
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. -
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.
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)
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
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.