Senator Karen Fraser - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

KarenFraser.jpgSenator Karen Fraser received our Lifetime Citizenship Award during the LWVTC Luncheon on October 29th.  This coming January, Senator Fraser celebrates 50 years of public service, having served as State Senator (6 terms), State Representative (2 terms), Lacey Mayor and City Council Member (first woman for each), Thurston County Commissioner (second woman), Legislative Liaison for three state agencies, citizen lobbyist, nonprofit organization advocate, and Adjunct Faculty at The Evergreen State College.

Senator Fraser has provided effective leadership on a wide range of important issues---women, labor, environment, community development, consumer protection, cultural affairs, and state level international relations.  As a long-term LWVTC member, she has consistently promoted core League values, particularly making democracy work for citizens, civility in government, and promoting the informed and active participation of citizens. 

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Cherie Davidson - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

Cherie-Davidson.jpgCherie was raised in a family that was always active in public affairs. She and her husband, Don moved to Olympia in 1969. Her volunteer work helped shape our community and the state.

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Dorothy Marsh - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

dorothy_marsh.jpgDorothy Marsh served as President of the League of Women Voters of Thurston County 1996-98. She then became the Voter Service Chair for ten years.

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Thomas L. (Les) Purce - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

les_purce.jpgDr. Thomas L. (Les) Purce has served as president of The Evergreen State College, a nationally recognized, public liberal arts college, since July 1, 2000.

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Jill Severn - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

2013-jill_severn.jpgJill has been a journalist, a reporter for the United Nations, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council in Seattle and a speechwriter for two governors.

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Margie Reeves - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

margie_reeves.jpgMargie Reeves dedicated more than 60 years advocating on behalf of children and families across Washington State. She worked tirelessly to assure that children have early and sustainable access to safe and nurturing places to live and learn, and that families have the training and assistance they need to raise their children.

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Donna Ewing - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

donna_ewing.jpgDonna Ewing helped organize and conduct monthly dinner meetings for the community to cover various aspects of climate change (CC). Calling on professors from our local colleges and author Ross Gelbspan (The Heat is On and later Boiling Point), they joined and collaborated with Climate Solutions on a few of these dinner meetings as well as other educational conferences/workshops; and attended the 1998-99 LWVWA Convention and Council in efforts to identify CC as an Action item for the state. In 2000, Donna found that the Maine LWV was also working on CC. At her instigation, they collaborated to hold a CC Caucus at the LWVUS Convention in Washington DC.

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