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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

 

 

FEATURED NEWS:

LWVWA files Amicus Brief to Support Children’s Trust Lawsuit


The League is supporting Aji P., et al. v. State of Washington, et al, a youth-led constitutional climate lawsuit, by filing an amicus brief on June 22, 2018.  

Plaintiffs are 13 young Washingtonians between the ages of 7-17, each of whom are currently being harmed by the impacts of climate change, with resultant diseases and other adverse health risks, and other harmful impacts. The case was filed in February 2018 asserting Defendants’ conduct has harmed Plaintiffs in violation of their fundamental rights under the Public Trust Doctrine and the due process and equal protection clauses of the Washington State Constitution. A summary of the complaint can be found here. 

Please see LWVUS Climate Change Toolkit for comprehensive coverage/history of the League and OCT climate litigation. League state lawsuit briefs can be found here. 

 

 

IMMIGRATION A LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PRIORITY

The LWVUS priority statement related to Immigration is:

Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. 

  

 

Endorsed Initiatives Move Toward November Ballot

Two LWVWA Endorsed Initiatives appear to have gotten enough signatures to be put on the November General Election ballot.

I-1639 Safe Schools, Safe Communities 

I-1639 proposes:

  • a 21-year age limit to purchase semi-automatic firearms
  • stricter background checks for purchasingy assault-style weapons,, and
  • penatlies for those who do not adequately lock up their guns.

The League is working with the Alliance for Gun Responsiblites on this initiative.  To reach their website, click here

 

 

I-1631, Investing in Clean Energy and Healthy Communities.  This measure would charge pollution fees on sources of the greenhouse gas pollutant carbon dioxide, and use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote renewable energy, and address climate change impacts, with the oversight of a public board.  There is more information about this initiative on our ISSUES page.


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HOW WE WORK

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

At the Thurston League Annual Meeting in May 2018, the membership adopted a two-year study designed to update the Thurston County Water Realities in Relation to Planned Development, 2008.  The 2008 study may be seen here.   More details about the update are provided on the ISSUES page of this website.

The LWVTC Board will be "in retreat" on July 16, 2018.  It is during this annual get together of the "newly elected Board" where the calendar for the coming year is set.  If you have an idea of something you would like to see happen in the 2018-2019 year, contact any Board member, before July 16, and let them know.  To find out about our current Board, check out the LEADERSHIP page.

After July 16, visit this website again to see what's up for the next year.

 

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  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Mud Bay Coffee in Olympia, WA

    Coffee with the League

    Gather to drink coffee, discuss issues, and send postcard to elected folks with your local League. This is a recurring event that will take place every Tuesday from 10-11am!

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Mud Bay Coffee in Olympia, WA

    Coffee with the League

    Gather to drink coffee, discuss issues, and send postcard to elected folks with your local League. This is a recurring event that will take place every Tuesday from 10-11am!


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