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!
DEMOCRACY LOBBY DAY 2020
This day of getting information about League-supported issues, followed by the opportunity to lobby your Senator and Representatives is hosed by League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First. Register online at www.lwvwa.org.
January 21, 2020
Capitol Campus, Olympia
9 am - 3 pm.
Opportunity to be part of Setting League Future
On Saturday, January 25th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Thurston League members will be asking:
- What do we commit ourselves to?
- How will we put your values into Action?
This annual meeting will take place at The Olympia Center, Room #100, 222 Columbia St. NW Olympia
During this planning meeting, participants will learn about the LWVUS recommended program: The Campaign for Making Democracy Work. They will also identify what the Thurston League can do locally to make a positive impact in our County. Proposals that come out of this meeting will go to the LWVTC Board. The Board will then prepare them for a vote by the membership at the Annual Meeting in May.
By taking part in the Thurston County planning, you will also h, ave your voice heard and contribute to discussion of issues of importance to our local community.
· Yourself (and perhaps a friend or two)
· 2019-2020 LWV Thurston County Handbook & Membership Directory. This book includes membership and leader contacts, LWVTC principles, positions, bylaws, and other valuable information.
Remember to RSVP on this calendar page.
1. We will have the opportunity to make Study and Action recommendations to the National League
2. We will propose our Local Program for the 2020-2021 year…
During this planning meeting, members are invited to bring up any issue they want to commit themselves to. Issues are guided not only by what needs doing. More importantly, what are members willing to put “sweat equity” into – time and energy. If it’s important, it’s important to volunteer to make it happen.
We need as many LWV-TC members as possible to be part of this vital League work.
Review current League Positions and priorities by using the links provided.
· LWVUS and LWVWA (National and State Positions) https://lwvwa.org/league-positions
· LWV Thurston County, in your Membership Directory & Handbook, 2019-2020, or http://www.lwvthurston.org/positions_and_studies
· Bone up on the Glossary of Terms (League Lingo) relevant to Program-of-Work Planning at http://www.lwvthurston.org/our_work
· Take a serious look at the National website to get a feeling for current priorities and areas of action http://www.lwv.org
If there is something you want to suggest for study and you would be willing to work on is to ask, “What are my community’s passions?”
Light refreshments will be included.
Questions? Contact R Peggy Smith, 360/754-4305 or email: email@example.com
Join the League of Women Voters of Thurston County and the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum at a special event on February 15, 2020. This celebration event will be held at the Bigelow House Museum, 918 Glass Avenue NE, Olympia, from 1 to 3 pm. Both the 200th anniversary of suffragist Susan B. Anthony's birth and the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters will be marked.The program begins at 1:30 pm and visitors will enjoy displays, music and refreshments. Historic costumes encouraged! Admission is by donation.Susan B. Anthony visited the Bigelow House in 1871, and the League was formed on February 14, 1920. Most women in Washington achieved the vote in 1920. And 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the federal 19th Amendment, empowering most women to vote nationally. For more information see www.olympiahistory.org
A Community Conversation on The Vote; Past, Present, and Future will feature Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. She will start us off with background information – how the vote came to be, who got to vote and who didn’t, and what it currently looks like in both our state and nation. This will be followed with discussion among all participants. Join others, of all ages and stages, as we talk about the future of the vote -- what it will be like and what we have to do to assure that all are able, and willing, to vote.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.
This is the Annual Business Meeting of the members of the League of Women Voters of Thurston County.