Advocacy

During the past year, Thurston League members advocated, sponsored, co-sponsored and presented on a number of issues.  They included:

Climate Change

Co-sponsored Events

  • 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

Testimony, Actions

  • Utility and Transportation Committee — Testimony re: oil transportation rules
  • Longview, Gray’s Harbor and Cherry Point — Attended public forums, submitted testimony, testified

Local Involvement

  • Thurston Thrives Climate and Clean Energy workgroup — Works to develop methods to reduce green-house gas emissions and improve community resiliency to climate change

Racial Equality

  • 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 

General Meetings

  • 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

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