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.
LWVWA Action Workshops
05 Dec 2020 and/or 12 Dec 2020Schedule
9:30 AM 1:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
Registration (depends on selected options)
Base fee: Attendee – $5.00
Hear about what to expect this session and the issues from our lobbyist, legislators, and our Lobby Team in 2 virtual sessions. Your $5 registration fee will give you access to BOTH Saturdays.
Session 1: Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Introduction to the Session
- Keynote Speakers – Why we need it and how we get it
- Elections/Campaign Finance/ Redistricting
Session 2: Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Economic/Social Justice
- Criminal Justice/Gun Safety
- Climate Change/ Environment/ Transportation
And an opportunity to learn how to use the legislative web site and get involved with the issues you care most about.
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.
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.