Do not accept what is; confront it and move toward what should be. This page will present examples of what LWV-TC and other like-minded organizations are doing to move toward a truly diverse and inclusive community.
March is Women's History Month
During the month, we will be presenting items of interest related to the impact women have and are making. We will also highlight efforts being made in confront gender inequity. Resource links will be changing during the month, so check back often to see what's new.
National Museum of Women's History is a good place to look.
On February 28, 1980, President Jimmy Carter wrote:
"From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this Nation. Too often, the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed."
These words, part of his message establishing the first Women's History Week in 1980, marked the beginning of a new chapter in American history; one in which recognition of women and their work, and the promotion of their rights became a more explicit concern. That initial effort was expanded in 1987, when March was designated as Women's History Month.
Videos from LWVUS Related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
A TED talk given by Cori Wong is about 15 minutes long, on the topic of “Feminist Friendship” (an approach she views as a necessary prerequisite to authentic connection / interpersonal learning).
Racial Inequity Media References of Interest
Interview with Ijeoma Oluo on Privilege, Power, And Race.
During the 2018 Convention in Chicago, the National League of Women Voters(LWVUS) held several workshops to introduce their new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy: LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.
LWVWA Endorses Initiative 1000 -- Equality through Affirmative Action
League of Women Voters of Washington has endorsed, and will work to support, Initiative 1000, a statewide Initiative to the Legislature concerning affirmative action. The measure would improve the state's ability to address and remedy cases of discrimination in jobs, schools, and business. Led by One WA Equality Campaign, the effort has the support of Governor Inslee as well as Washington's three former governors.
Want to know more about I-1000? This FAQ page is a great resource.
IMMIGRATION RELATED MATERIAL
The LWVUS priority statement related to Immigration is: Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; market economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises.
Local Item of Interest: there was an by LWVTC member Jill Severn in the Olympian on December 21, which tells of the work underway supporting immigrants, including work by local faith communities.