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
Watch our Candidate Forums before you vote in the Primary Election on August 3, 2021!
For more information on local candidates, go to Vote411.org. Enter your address then click on "Find What's on Your Ballot." Candidates have written responses to questions we posed!
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.
Primary Election Forums are Available for Viewing -- CLICK HERE
Deadline For Democracy
WOMEN POWER DEMOCRACY
‘Women Power Democracy’ is the new programmatic focus of the League of Women Voters that will advance a stronger, more representative American democracy.
Since the 2020 election, we have seen new barriers to voting and continued attacks on our democracy that require a renewed organizational investment. ‘Women Power Democracy’ is a 4-pronged approach to tackle systemic challenges to voting rights through advocacy, litigation, and organizing. These League-led programs will build more trust in our elections, grow our electorate with equity, create fairness for voter access, and ensure community districting truly reflects our population. CLICK HERE
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Available for Public Review
The long-anticipated Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project will be issued by Enterprise Services on June 30, 2021. This will start a 45-day public comment period (June 30 – August 13, 2021). Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted through an online comment submission form, via email or mail, and at an online public hearing. Click here for additional information.
HELP DEFINE THE FUTURE OF THE CAPITOL LAKE – DESCHUTES ESTUARY
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 uring 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.