Following the success of the 2020 election, the LWVUS is proud to announce the League's new programmatic focus: Women Power Democracy.
Over the past year, we've seen countless challenges to our democracy in the forms of mis- and disinformation, gerrymandering, and voter suppression.
Women Power Democracy is four-pronged approach to building trust in our elections, growing our electorate, creating fair voter access, and ensuring community districting reflects our population.
Its components are:
Democracy Truth Project: Countering mis- and disinformation in our government and advancing public understanding of the democratic process;
- Expand the Franchise: Increasing voter participation, with a focus on underrepresented populations and low-propensity voters;
- Democracy Defense Fund: Protecting voting rights and advancing a more equitable democracy through advocacy and voter protection efforts; and
- People Powered Fair Maps™: Leading with advocacy, public education, and organizing to create transparent, people-powered electoral maps and eliminate gerrymandering during 2021 redistricting.
This work will take shape through League activations, trainings, and workshops to support the public and position the League as a continued leader in these areas ahead of the midterm elections next year.
I can't wait to embark on this new chapter of advocacy with our members and friends.
LWV – Thurston County Presents:
The League provides information regarding issues through meetings and debates, and publications like They Represent You (TRY) brochure (PDF).
Thurston County LWV also works to register voters at events and multiple locations year-round. The League updates and directs voters to VOTE 411, the voter information on-line resource which provides candidate and issue information prior to each election. The League also conducts candidate interviews at TCM seen as the “Go-to” for elections information.
LWV – Thurston County Celebrates the LWV Centennial
During our 2019-2020 program year, we took every opportunity to join thousands of other in celebrating the League of Women Voters centennial. CLICK HERE to read about the many things we did.
Planning is Underway
The LWVTC will be holding their annual Program Planning meeting on January 23, 2021 for the 2021-2023 years. Check back later to see what issues and events will be priorities.