September book choice: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.
This book is based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich's grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.WHENSeptember 19, 2021 at 2:00pmWHEREVirtual Via Zoom
Sandra Herndon donated 2020-11-10 19:54:06 -0800
This is not a normal time. We will miss having our Annual Ed Fund Benefit Luncheon, and we chose not to do a virtual event. But we appreciate members and supporters buying virtual ticket as a way to donate to our Education Fund.
The activities supported by this fund include:
Candidate Forums, which have been so well received this campaign season.
The Water Study Update, which has used a number of community forums for data collection and should be ready next May.
They Represent You (TRY), a contact listing of elected officials on a county, state, and national level production and distribution.
If you are not a LWVTC member yet, we invite you to join. Click here to reach our membership form.Donate
Sandra Herndon donated 2021-05-03 11:20:34 -0700
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- $100 - Two Members in the same household
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THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THURSTON COUNTY MEMBERSHIP YEAR RUNS FROM JUNE 1 TO MAY 31.
Dues are not tax deductible. League of Women Voters of Thurston County is a 501(C)(4).
Sandra Herndon wants to volunteer 2019-03-06 19:59:35 -0800
The LWV-TC is working hard to engage Thurston County residents of all ages not just as informed voters, but as energetic and effective volunteers. There are six major areas where we need volunteer help. Lend your time and expertise to further our mission of educating Thurston County citizens to take action that makes a positive impact in our community.
You may check the area(s) that you want to work with the League. Someone already volunteering in that area will contact you to discuss how you best can use your talents to pursue your passions.
A list of volunteer activities with more details of types of activities that are available under the broad heading can be seen by clicking here. You might want to print, indicate more specifically the types of activities you are interested in, as well as your skills and experience in those areas. Then you can mail the printed copy to LWVTC POBox 2203, Olympia, WA 98507. Emailing an electric copy to our email address will also work: [email protected]Become a volunteer
Sandra Herndon posted about Home on Facebook 2016-10-31 13:26:31 -0700I'm looking forward to working with the Thurston County League.
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________
______________________________________________________________________________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
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.