Celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26
to commemorate U.S. women winning the right to vote!
League of Women Voters of Thurston County has been celebrating the day
U.S women won the right to vote by confirmation of the 19th Amendment
with the street banner shown here. The banner is put up for the entire
week of August 26th. Its location in Olympia, in front of the Capitol
on Capitol Way helps draw plenty of attention. The banner was
originally a 2010 Education Fund project. It was expected to be put on
display every year for 4-10 years. Thanks to funding from LWVWA Civic
Education Grants, this is the 7th year the banner will be helping to
celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
I-1464 certified for the ballot in November
As we move forward, we will also need your help telling voters
across the state about I-1464. If you haven't already, sign up for
information about upcoming volunteer opportunities, and be sure to share our Facebook page with
your friends. Yes on 1464!
LWVWA has endorsed support for the following initiatives
I-1433 Initiative Measure No. 1433 concerns labor standards.
measure would increase the state minimum wage to $11.00 in 2017, $11.50
in 2018, $12.00 in 2019, and $13.50 in 2020, require employers to
provide paid sick leave, and adopt related laws.
I-1464 Initiative Measure No. 1464 concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists.
measure would create a campaign-finance system; allows residents to
direct state funds to candidates; repeal the non-resident sales tax
exemption; restrict lobbying employment by certain former public
employees; and add enforcement requirements.
I-1491 Initiative Measure No. 1491 concerns court orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.
measure would allow police, family, or household members to obtain
court orders temporarily preventing access to firearms by persons who,
because of mental illness or other factors, may harm themselves or
League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization,
encourages informed and active participation in government, works to
increase understanding of major public policy issues, and
influences public policy through education and advocacy.