NEW: 2017 "TRY" - THEY REPRESENT YOU
The Thurston County LWV organizes and hosts events and activities to educate and inform voters regarding local, state and national subjects and issues. The League presents information regarding issues through meetings and debates, and publications like They Represent You (TRY) brochure (PDF). TRY is a comprehensive document containing contact information about Thurston County, Washington State and National elected officials as well as Thurston School Districts, Courts and other public agencies.
League of Women Voters US Statement regarding immigration:
The League is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants.
The LWV supports cities, towns, counties and states that make a decision not to cooperate with federal deportation and enforcement actions that include non-criminal undocumented immigrants. Moreover, the Trump Administration’s orders are of dubious legality.
It is simply wrong, and a perversion of the American system of justice, for the Executive Branch to refuse to obey federal court orders.
The LWV is opposed to discrimination, including discrimination in immigration, based on religion. The Trump Administration’s orders appear to be targeted at Muslims and immigrants from majority-Muslims nations.
Want to know more about what's happening in our State Legislature? Come to the Legislative Academy. Different guest speaker each week.Sponsored by Olympia SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice. Download this PDF to view the schedule of speakers.
HOW WE WORK
League members work on a variety of issues over each program year, in addition to our voter registration and elections-related work. Our Program Year runs from September through May; our fiscal year begins on July 1st. At our August 2016 retreat, the Board decided to focus on election related work this fall.
After the holidays, League will begin a series of Public meetings focused on The Port of Olympia, Poverty and Injustice, Mental Health, and Thurston County Growth. We’re exploring developing an “Observer Corps” of League members who might attend various governmental meetings as observers. We envision observing Port of Olympia and Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater City Council meetings as members volunteer to be Observers.
The League always welcomes people who are interested in community issues and are willing to work on understanding and then taking action on them. We have a great history of impacting positive change through our advocacy efforts and our work on voter registration and voter rights. Come and join us!