Attend a LWV-TC event! We want to see you there! Bring a friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member. Get out and learn about your local representatives before you vote!
Tuesday January 23, 2018 at The Olympia Center, 7:00 pm
Why Wilderness?--Protecting Our Public Lands
The League of Women Voters of Thurston County is hosting this General Meeting as a way to inform members and the public at large about issues that affect public lands.
The current administration is demonstrating blatant disregard for the incredible value of our public lands. Currently in congress there are several bills, resolutions and budget cuts that threaten clean air, water, forests, wildlife, rivers and recreation. One of the most damaging is H.R. 861 that would abolish the environmental protection agency! Another equally devastating is H.R.2936 the Lawless Logging bill that would allow unregulated logging, without environmental review, weaken the endangers species act, and remove judicial review and the citizens objection process form timber sales! As if that were not enough H.R. 232: Proposes to sell off 2.2 million acres of national forest land that will then be managed for timber production without any regard for environmental devastation. Silence will not protect our public lands. There will never be anymore wilderness, we must protect what we have left.
After several years of not having a lobby day in Olympia, LWVWA will work with Fix Democracy First to hold one. This day will focus on lobbying legislators on election and voting rights-related issues. Look for more details soon on this one.
What Does Climate Change Mean for Thurston County
The League of Women Voters of Thurston County has been involved in climate change activities for many years. This General Meeting will allow members and the public at large to better understand the ramification of climate change specifically for Thurston County.
Mental Health Needs and Responses
This General Meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters of Thurston County will provide information to inform members and the public at large about mental health issues in our county.