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. -
Forum on Local Proposition 1
Monday, October 22nd, 7:00 -9:00 pm, at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St.
Thurston County League and the Olympian Unitarian Universalist Congregation (OUUC) are cosponsoring this program on Prop 1 - the proposition for increasing the funding for the Intercity Transit district. Speakers will be Anna Maria Manzanares, general manager for IT, and Larry Wilkinson. The district covers much of the county, so many would be effected.
The presentation will be televised by TCM. Come on Monday, or watch the TCM film, just don’t miss it!
Sign Up For Action Workshops!
3 locations: Seattle, Spokane, and Shoreline
Join us as we work to create change on critical issues affecting our state next year! LWVWA Action Workshops will once again offer an in-depth look at the upcoming legislative session, a chance to hear from local lawmakers and keynote speakers, information about key issues in Washington State, and ways get involved in issues that you are passionate about. Learn how you can advocate and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to defend our democracy. See more information and sign up here.
LWVTC Candidate Forums, recorded by Thurston Community Media (TCM), are now available for viewing. Just click here: Candidate Forums page. Then click on the "view link" associated with the race you are interested in.
LWVTC is Co-Hosting Candidate Forums with the Gateway Rotary
LWVTC is co-hosting with Gateway Rotary Thurston County a series of Facebook streaming or in-person candidate forums. A forum will be held each Wednesday through Oct. 31. At 7 am, viewers can go to Facebook LWVTC or they can go any time to Gateway Rotary. Here they may locate the upcoming forum/events and click on "interested" or "going" for each of the events, as well as view one forum each Wed. Anyone interested in attending in person should arrive by 6:45 am, at O'Blarney's Irish Pub, 4411 Martin Way.
Information about other co-hosted or hosted by other non-partisan organizations is available on the Candidate Forums page.
League of Women Voters of Washington has endorsed several Ballot Initiatives that will be up for votes in the November 2018 General Election.
You can find out more about these initiatives and how you might be involved in specific initiative campaigns by visiting this website's ISSUES page. Or, you might want to read the LWVWA's recently updated ballot measure positions.
Confronting Racism: an Ongoing LWVTC Charge
Do not accept what is; confront it and move toward what should be.
You can do that by voting "YES" on I-940.
IMMIGRATION 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.
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.
Monday, October 29 – Deadline for in-person new Washington State voter registration. Must go to Elections Office.