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.
Before you can vote, you must be registered. Go to this website to register: https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx
The premier publication of many Local Leagues is "They Represent You."
The TRY contains information about every elected official within a given county. The League of Women Voters of Thurston County 2021 TRY is available at many public places around the county, such as libraries, county offices, and human services organizations.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Public Comments are Being Summarized.
The long-anticipated Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project was issued by Enterprise Services on June 30, 2021. Over 800 comments were submitted by August 30, 2021. A summary of comments should be available in early October.
CLICK HERE to read the comments on the Draft EIS submitted by our League.
APIC-SPS and LWVTC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Opportunity for Increasing Leadership Knowledge, Skills, and Ability
To register for this event contact - https://forms.gle/J5dAAbt423381dtP7________
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
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.