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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

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.  Click here to see the 2018 TRY.

 

FEATURED NEWS:

After Persistent Advocacy by LWVWA, Secretary of State Adopts Emergency Rules -- Aug 17, 2018 news from LWVWA

LWVWA Election Security Issue Chair, Kirstin Mueller, has advocated for and encouraged Washington Secretary of State (SOS) Kim Wyman to eliminate the option for domestic, non-service voters to use email ballot return.  A demonstration about how easily an electronic ballot could be manipulated, as well as concerns about malware transmission by email ballot files, helped influence Wyman's decision to take this important election security step.

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On Sunday 12, 2018, Governor Jay Inslee issued a Proclamation commemorating August 26, 2018, as Women's Equality Day. This is to honor the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 extending the right to vote to women--a major victory for women's rights and gender equality. The Proclamation "recognizes the full value of women's skills and significant contributions to our state and its labor force."

The League of Women Voters is also commemorating our 98th birthday this year, looking forward to our centennial in 2020!  Mark your calendars for June 6-9, 2019, in Tacoma for the LWVWA convention to begin the celebrations!

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION A LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PRIORITY

The LWVUS priority statement related to Immigration is:

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

  

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.

 

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  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    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, August 28, 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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