What You Can Do Right Now
Be Prepared to Advocate
All LWV-TC members should be receiving the LWVWA Legislative Newsletter during the 2019 Ses.sion of the Washington State Legislature. If you are a League member but are not receiving the LN, go to lwvwa.org to sign up. Also, visit this page often to see what issues are of particular interest to LWV-TC.
The first of these is I-1000, concerning Affirmative Action. This Initiative to the Legislature has been certified and will now be part of the Legislative Process. On January 21, the initiative had its First Reading and was referred to the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee.
LWVWA has endorsed this Initiative. This Initiative is one the LWV-TC has particular interest in in light of our commitment to Embracing Diversity. Suggestions for ways LWVTC members can advocate for this Initiative will be provided soon. Check back
LWVUS is encouraging local Leagues to advocate for HR1: For the People Act.
HR1 includes comprehensive reforms, like restoring the Voting Rights Act, improving Automatic Voter Registration, creating a public financing system through small donor matching funds, overturning Citizens United, ending partisan gerrymandering, and more! This bill will make our elections fairer and put the power back into the hands of the American people and it deserves bipartisan support.
"Welcome your Representative to Washington, DC, with a call to support a new sweeping democracy reform bill that will make elections fairer and put the power back in the hands of the American people.'
Coffee With the League
Members and friends of LWVTC meet weekly at a local coffee shop. This provides an opportunity to hear about Thurston County governmental issues and processes of interest. During the Legislative Session, statewide issues are also discussed at these coffee get-togethers.