During the past year, Thurston League members advocated, sponsored, co-sponsored and presented on a number of issues. They included:
- Women’s March—January 22, 2017: Endorsed and gave out red balloons—were part of 10,000 here in Olympia.
- March for Science—April 22, 2017: Sponsored, tabled and marched.
Elections & Voter Services
- TCTV-- LD 22, 2 and 35 candidate interviews for primary and general elections.
- Coordinated with state League on primary and general forums for Commissioner of Public Lands and Supreme Court Judges
- Collaborated on Voter Registration Day with Black Alliance of Thurston Co, South Sound Pacific Islanders, RESULTS, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
- Registered voters at community events
- COFFEE WITH LEAGUE began in March, 2017. Weekly meetings at coffee shop to discuss advocacy on local, state and national levels-- sending postcards, signing petitions, making calls. Local focus on County Commissioners; 10-20 members attending.
Climate & Environment
- March 12, 2017: sponsored and tabled at showing of Before the Flood
- March 19, 2017: Olympia Climate Activists Convention—major sponsor, planning, participated
Climate and Clean Energy workgroup, related to Thurston Thrives county-based work.
- January 13: The Evergreen State College Climate Change Research and Action in Washington State and Roundtable Conversations on Climate Risks — Local Action on Global Issues
- January 31: Showing of This Changes Everything
- March 19: Olympia Climate Activists Convention — This work continues
- Utility and Transportation Committee — Testimony re: oil transportation rules
- Longview, Gray’s Harbor and Cherry Point — Attended public forums, submitted testimony, testified
- Thurston Thrives Climate and Clean Energy workgroup — Works to develop methods to reduce green-house gas emissions and improve community resiliency to climate change
- Continue support for HB1000, Use of Deadly Force Bill. Outcome still uncertain this session.
- December 10: Participated in community conversation on race and racial bias hosted by Olympia Police Department and Black Alliance of Thurston County
- Subsequent community conversations
- Legislative Session — Supported HB 2907, Use of Deadly Force Bill; Amended bill passed with great support; Task force formed to craft legislation for next Legislative Session
Subsequent Community Conversations
- Legislative Session — Supported HB 2907, Use of Deadly Force Bill
- Amended bill passed with great support — task force formed to craft legislation for next Legislative Session
- September — Trans Pacific Partnership Panel
- November — Education Fund Luncheon
- January — Disaster Preparedness Panel
- February — Tax Fairness Presentation
- March — Affordable Housing Panel
- April — Living Wage Panel, in collaboration with Mason County League
Annual Education Fund Luncheons
- October 2016: Honored retiring Senator Karen Fraser (long-time League member) for her tireless work on behalf of the Thurston community & state.