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

Redistricting news:

November 17, 2021  The commission did not reach a final decision for the new Legislative and Congressional Districts maps for Washington state earlier this week. The Commission will hold a news conference this Thursday to offer more updates. Details will follow. 

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You can get results of the November 2, 2012 at this website 

About Election Results Reporting

Results are updated when a county reports new tabulation results.

Election results are certified by each county on November 23, 2021. The Secretary of State certifies final results by December 2, 2021.

The results posted before certification are unofficial.

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NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

Go to our Confronting Racism/Inequity page to see what all is going on to celebrate this month. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

The City of Olympia is now seeking applicants from all backgrounds, life experiences, and skill sets to serve on the Social Justice & Equity Commission. Membership is open to community members who live or work in the City of Olympia, and no experience in City government is needed. Members need to be able to commit to regular attendance at Commission meetings and to fulfilling additional duties that may require time outside of meetings.

Further information is available HERE.  Feel free to share this with people you know who have an interest in racial and social justice, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the City of Olympia. 

 

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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

    Wednesday, December 01, 2021 at 05:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    over zoom

    DEI Meet & Greet

    The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Committee invites you to a brief Meet & Greet on December 1st  from 5-5:30pm.

    RSVP here to register for this meet and greet.

    This is an opportunity to meet other new members. We can also learn about your interests and how we can support your involvement. We’re also planning for New Members orientation in January 2022. We’d like to find out what more you want to learn about the LWVTC as we design the program.

    If you can - please stay for the DEI& J meeting from 5:30-7:00pm. As new members, you can help the LWVTC better reflect the diversity and inclusion of our Thurston community.  The DEI&J Committee promotes activities to fulfill the Thurston League’s commitment to DEI. As new members, you can help shape how the LWVTC furthers its reach into the Thurston community to connect with like-minded organizations, advocate for and support actions promoting racial, social and economic justice.

    Questions? Contact 206 251-6316

    Looking forward to seeing you on December 1st at 5:00pm!

     

     

    Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    Save the Date

    Action Workshop - Dec 4

    The first of two LWVWA Action Workshops will be held on December 4, 2021.

     Purpose of the workshops is to set the stage for the 2022 Legislative Session and highlight issues for which League action could have an impact. The December 4 workshop will focus on social/racial/justice themes.

     

    Review the 2021 legislative year and discuss issues where League action may have an impact.

    No cost, but donations welcomed.

    Register at LWVWA.org (click Advocacy, click Events, go to December 4), OR

    use this link:  https://lwvwa.org/event-4545317

     

    General Agenda:

    • Highlights of the 2021 Legislative Session and Forecast of 2022 Session

     

    Panel discussion moderated by our lobbyist, Nancy Sapiro

    Featuring House and Senate members of both parties

     

    • Introduction of Lobby Team Members

     

    • Breakout Sessions for more on the issues

     

    #1 First Session Choices

    1. Climate change, prevention and resilience
    2. Behavioral health and health care

     

                  #2 Second Session Choices

    1. Democracy issues, including money in politics
    2. Public bank
    3. Revenue

     

                  #3 Third Session Choices

    1. Housing and homelessness
    2. Education

     

    • How to be involved as a supporter

    Important Role of Local League Action Chairs

     

    Optional Session (2:45-3:30) – Orientation to tools and processes used during Legislative Session

     

    -Navigating the Advocacy Section of the LWVWA website

    -Using the Legislative website

    -How the Lobby Team works

    -Using the Legislative Newsletter and responding to Action Alerts

    -Checking in on Issue Pages on the website

    -Becoming part of an issue team


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