Vote in the General Election by November 2, 2021!

 

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

Watch our Candidate Forums and learn about the candidates' positions!

Defending Democracy


Read Your Vote!

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FEATURED NEWS

An Event You Won't Want to Miss!

The Dispute Resolution Center staff will guide LWVTC members, friends, and other interested persons through skill-building steps to enhance capacities and better understand: when to dialogue; how to build common ground; development of more responsive strategies; and managing triggering conversations. 

This will be a virtual event, on November 4, from 6-8 pm.  Registration is free; simply RSVP at this  webpage:  

https://www.lwvthurston.org/calendar

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LWVTC has a Position on Thurston County Government at favors a legislative body which is representative economically, geographically, and allows for subcommittees, as well as has open discussion of policy issues and well defined channels for citizen input and review.  Now is a time to keep these positions in mind.

The Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Public Hearing on a plan to adjust the Commissioner district boundaries.  District boundaries must be adjusted every 10 years under state law, to balance the county population based on the result of the U.S. census.  Information about proposed plans and methods of citizen review can be found at the County's website.

https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/Pages/publicmeetings.aspx

Take this opportunity to provide your input.

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Public Comments are Available.

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.

CLICK HERE to read the comments on the Draft EIS submitted by our League.

 

A summary of all of the comments received can be viewed by clicking here. 

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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

    Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Olympia Farmer's Market

    Registration at Olympia Farmer's Market

    The first step to Be a Voter is  to be registered to vote.  

    LWVTC will be hosting Voter Registration, October 30,  at the Olympia Farmer’s Market.

     

    We will distribute the “Your Vote” tabloid and bookmarks with a checklist for voters. In addition, we have Spanish language fliers for distribution.  

    Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    General Election

    Last day to vote in the 2021 General Election.


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