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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:

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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2019 Women's March on Olympia will send a message -- Rise *️ Organize ️* Roar

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The 2019 Women+More March will be on Saturday, January 19, from 11 am - 2 pm.  

For more details and update on the march, click here.

 

Confronting Racism: an Ongoing LWVTC Charge

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

You can read a book written by a person of color.  Just visit any library to find lots of options.

You can also participate in the 

Embracing Diversity Event:  Book/Movie/Talk

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The book is available for download, in audio-book format, from the Timberline Regional Library.

There are two showing of the movie 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.  

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION A LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PRIORITYThe 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. 

You will find more 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, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Capitol Campus

    Women's March on Olympia

    Women+More   Rise*Organize*Roar

    LWV-TC is one of several Thurston County organizations co-sponsoring the 2019 Women's March on Olympia.  "Women+"   stands for empowering and strengthening Women+s Rights and the human rights of all. On January 19th, marchers will make their voices heard, expressing the needs of marginalized people through specific calls to action from powerful speakers. We may gather at our event as individuals but we will leave as a strong, committed community, working together, in order to see the changes needed to empower and strengthening the human rights of all!

     

    Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 9 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


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