Promoting Democracy

The Thurston County LWV organizes and hosts events and activities to educate and inform voters regarding local, state and national subjects and issues. The League presents information regarding issues through meetings and debates, and publications like They Represent You (TRY) brochure (PDF)

During an Action Workshop in Olympia, in November 2017, former State Senator Karen Fraser presented a very informative talk about "Water Rights and the 'Hirst Decision'".  She graciously is allowing us to provide you with her notes for that talk. Click to open the PDF of her notes.

Thurston County LWV also works to register voters at events and multiple locations year-round. The League updates and directs voters to VOTE 411, the voter information on-line resource which provides candidate and issue information prior to each election. The League also conducts candidate interviews on TCTV seen as the “Go-to” for elections information.

Recent Events

League Primary Candidate Forums were held on July 24th, 2017. Candidates for Olympia City Council positions 5, 6, and 7, Lacey position 7 and Tumwater position 6, all races with more than 2 candidates, were interviewed on TCM (formerly TCTV). Mary Moore, Elyette Weinstein and Allyson Brooks were capable moderators and Barb Steffen, Sandra Herndon and Shelley Ferer were great timers. Connie Christy and Pat Dickason hosted. The candidates were grateful to League for offering the forums; you can view them on You Tube and on Channel 77. The links are listed below.



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