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.
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. and
Alert from LWVUS
On June 25, 2013, the voting rights community endured a devastating blow when portions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was gutted. As we approach the six-year anniversary of the Shelby Co. v. Holder decision, we encourage all levels of Leagues to join us in a week of action to stress the importance of reinstating the VRA.
The week of action will start on Monday, June 24 and end on Sunday, June 30.
LWVUS DAILY ACTIONS
Links will be added as they become live.
Monday – LWVUS Action Alert launch
Tuesday – Call-in Day: LWVUS is encouraging Leagues to call and send letters to their members of Congress.
Wednesday – Blog post by Celina Stewart on LWV.org
Thursday – If SCOTUS decision on Rucho v. LWVNC, weave into social media messaging.
Friday – Continuing to message on social media
Further details are available on the Candidates and Forums page.
CONFRONTING RACISM/INEQUITY Do not accept what is; confront it and move toward what should be.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are priorities at all levels of League. Visit the Confronting Inequity page to see how LWV-TC is approaching this initiative.
Hispanic Roundtable of South Sound, 2019 Community Summit
The second annual Hispanic Roundtable Community Summit was held on Monday June 17,2019. A report out on this event and some fun pictures may be seen on our Confronting Inequity page.
IMMIGRATION IS A LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PRIORITY The LWVUS priority statement created 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 .information on the Confronting Racism
HOW WE WORK
The LWVTC 2019-2020 Board will be "in retreat" this summer.. They will come up with some exciting plans for the coming year. Check back this summer to see more about those plans and how you can become more involved.
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.