Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization—neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government—but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. In addition, the League works to increase voters’ access to the polls, including expanding early voting, automatic and online voter registration.

To Be A Voter, you must be registered to vote.  You may do so here:  VoteWa.Gov

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FEATURED NEWS

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Special Election February 8, 2022

Four school districts have replacement levies on the ballot: Griffin, Olympia, Tenino, and Tumwater. To read the Voters' Pamphlets, go to our Voter Info page.

The Thurston Conservation District requests applications for these positions:

  • Board of Supervisors,

  • Part-time Election Officials

For more information about these positions and how to vote:

https://www.lwvthurston.org/voter_information

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CONFRONTING RACISM/INEQUITY  Do not accept what is; confront it and move toward what should be.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice are priorities at all levels of League.  

By clicking here you will go to the CONFRONTING RACISM/INEQUITY page.  Lots of interesting and informative Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month posts equity during May.

There you will find resources for increasing awareness, opportunities to participate in relevant events, and current information about our  TALK ABOUT RACE BOOK GROUP.

You will also find information on that page about  LWVUS Position on Immigration Policies.

Information about  Immigration and Sanctuary In Thurston County can be found on the  Strengthening Sanctuary Alliance  website 

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About Us and Our Work

The LWVTC Board of Directors, listed on the LEADERSHIP page, works through committees and work group.  The activities planned by the League are posted on the Upcoming  Events page of this website to provide specifics of time and place of events.  More information about the work we do can be found on topic specific pages of the website.  After our public meeting and community events, we generally post information about events in our Reports on Program and Events blog pages. 

League members continually stay active with advocacy and voter education undertakings.  Chief among them is helping people get registered and obtain information so they can vote. The VOTER INFO pages are a great help for anyone seeking information about candidates and voting. You can find specifics about our public meetings and educational events, as well as the LWV Centennial, on our OUR WORK, Promoting Democracy page.  While opportunities to be involved in influencing and shaping policy are found on both our ISSUES and OUR WORK, Advocacy pages.

 

 

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  • Upcoming events

    Monday, January 24, 2022 at 05:00 PM through January 27, 2022
    Virtual

    LWVWA Lobby Day (Week) 2022

    Lobby Week 2022 Preview

    By Susan Fleming, Advocacy Lobby Team Portfolio Director, LWVWA 

    Our annual Lobby Day, or Week, is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First, partners in past years. In this active participatory event, which is coming up the fourth week in January, we discuss important and current legislative issues and get tips on talking about them with our legislators. The following is the current schedule for Lobby Week: 

    • Monday, Jan. 24, 2022: Evening program (virtual) 

    • Tuesday, Jan. 25-Thursday, Jan. 27: Virtual meetings with your legislators 

    • Thursday, Jan. 27: Evening, wrap-up and celebration 

    The Monday evening program includes: 

    • Current democracy issues, including topics such as the Voting Rights Act and campaign financing. 

    • Climate, land use, and housing, with Futurewise and the LWVWA climate and housing Issue Chairs. 

    • Moderated discussions with leaders of both parties about legislation they expect to see this session. 

    • “How to Lobby,” presented by the LWWA Lobby Team, including contacting legislators, following the progress of bills, and developing talking points (this section includes a Q&A). 

    You will have an opportunity to meet with your legislators to discuss upcoming legislation—meetings will be scheduled by LWVWA staff based on legislative districts. The meetings will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, with Zoom links provided for you. Our goal is to make it easy for you to participate in our Washington state government.  

    Registration will be available soon through the LWVWA website. A $5 donation is requested, to help cover costs.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Virtual via Zoom

    Local Approaches to Tribal Health Care

     The LWVTC is hosting this Tribal Health Care Forum to enable LWV members and others to gain an understanding of the current status of the tribal health care system. Learn about the roles of tribal sovereignty and culture in health outcomes.

     Featured speakers are:

        Vicki Lowe, Executive Director, Executive Director of the American Indian Health Commission for Washington State (AIHC)  

        Angela Tobias, Family Medicine Doctor and former Skokomish and Squaxin Island Tribe physician.

    Gain insight into the role that tribal culture plays in strengthening tribal health and well-being.

     

    Please RSVP for this event, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the forum -


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