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:

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LWVWA Action Workshops

  • Start
    05 Dec 2020 and/or 12 Dec 2020
    Schedule
  • 9:30 AM 1:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Location
  • Virtual

Registration (depends on selected options)

Base fee:   Attendee – $5.00

Gear Up for the 2021 Legislative Session

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
  • Education
  • 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.

Click here to REGISTER

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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

    Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 06:30 PM · 6 rsvps
    Virtual, via ZOOM

    Member Meeting - Dec 3

    The December 3, 2020 General Membership Meeting will provide a time for good cheer, conversation, and comaraderie.    

    This Membership Meeting, will feature a Conversation with Kim Wyman, Washington’s Secretary of State.  She will talk with us about why Washington’s mail-in election system is considered among the best in the country and reflect about what worked in our state’s 2020 elections as well as some of her priorities for the next four years.

    Our agenda will also include an overview of the many outstanding achievements of our League during the past six months; time to chat with fellow League members in break-out rooms; and holiday cheer in the form of an ugly sweater contest and information about supporting a local agricultural-worker family.

    This will be a Virtual Meeting, via Zoom.  For further information or to obtain Zoom access, contact the League President, Karen Tvedt at tvedtkl@msn.com

    Saturday, December 05, 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Virtual via Zoom

    Action Workshop Dec 5

    ACTION WORKSHP

    • Start
      05 Dec 2020
    • Schedule
    • 9:30 AM 1:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • Location
    • Virtual

    Registration (depends on selected options)

    Base fee:   Attendee – $5.00

    Gear Up for the 2021 Legislative Session

    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
    • Education
    • 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.

    Click here to REGISTER

     

     

     


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