Empower voters, defend democracy

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.

Before you can vote, you must be registered.  Go to this website to register: https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

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, and human services organizations.

 

FEATURED NEWS:

 

League of Women Voters Takes a Stand in Favor of Democracy

On January 7, 2021, LWVUS and LWVEF boards met to consider the events of the week past and unanimously voted to call for the removal of President Trump from the office of the president.

As noted in the announcement of this action. members across the country and around the world, have joined this organization because they believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. The Boards ask everyone to stand together in this decision to defend democracy as we have for 100 years.

Here is a follow up about this decision from LWVUS, issued after the January 13, 2021 impeachment of President Trump.

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January 2021 Project Update: Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan Approved by Steering Committee!

click here to find out the status of adoption by the four partnering jurisdictions.

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Thurston County is seeking citizen input on Agricultural Policies and Programs
The LWVTC Ad Hoc Committee Tracking Thurston County Review of Agricultural Policies and Programs is encouraging all members and friends to complete a Survey that will be available the middle of January 2021.  Results will help guide decisions that will come before the Thurston County Planning Council in mid-2021
Click here for additional information about the Survey, as well as LWVTC Ad Hoc Committee recommendations for the ranking portion of the survey.   
If you wish to access the survey directly, click here.
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CONFRONTING RACISM/INEQUITY  Do not accept what is; confront it and move toward what should be.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice are priorities at all levels of League.  

November is Native American Heritage Month.  You will learn some interesting facts by by clicking here to go to the CONFRONTING RACISM/INEQUITY page. 

You will also find information on that page about  LWVUS Position on Immigration Policies.

Information about  Immigration and Sanctuary In Thurston County can be found on the  Strengthening Sanctuary Alliance  website 

 

TALK ABOUT RACE BOOK GROUP RECONVENES

The first meeting of the reconvened Talk About Race Book Group, that has been on hiatus due to COVID-19, will be on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  Click here for additional details. Be sure to RSVP to indicate your interest.

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Note: The health and safety of members and friends in our community during this unprecedented time, as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreads in Washington State, is our greatest concern.  We are closely monitoring this fluid situation. We are actively following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Washington State Department of Health, as well as, Thurston County Health Department recommendations.

About Us and Our Work

The LWVTC Board of Directors, listed on the LEADERSHIP page, works through committees and work group.  The activities planned by the League are posted on the Upcoming  Events page of this website to provide specifics of time and place of events.  More information about the work we do can be found on topic specific pages of the website.  After our public meeting and community events, we generally post information about events in our Reports on Program and Events blog pages. 

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. You can find specifics about our public meetings and educational events, as well as the LWV Centennial, on our OUR WORK, Promoting Democracy page.  While opportunities to be involved in influencing and shaping policy are found on both our ISSUES and OUR WORK, Advocacy pages.

 

 

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  • Upcoming events

    Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 02:30 PM · 20 rsvps
    Virtual via Zoom

    Talk About Race Book Group Meeting 1

    The title for January will be “Between The World And Me” by Ta-Nehesi Coates. We will choose our next title as a group. Please come with ideas for future DEI and Justice book group reads.

     

    The goals of the book group are to deepen our understanding of the complexities of community issues. Over time we work to become educated and engaged to advocate and promote equity and diversity within the LWV organization and the larger community.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Visual via Zoom

    Orientation to Program Planning - 1

    Informal orientation to League structure and expectations for local League Program Planning.

     

    Take this opportunity to gain an understanding of the what and why of the Program Planning that will be done by LWVTC on Saturday, January 23.  This will be a good time to ask questions and get answers to make you time during the planning meeting more productive

     

    A Zoom link will be sent to everyone who has RSVPed by January 18.

     


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