|LWVWA endorses Initiative 940,
At its August meeting, the LWVWA Board voted to endorse Initiative 940, De-Escalate Washington! This
statewide initiative is seeking to update and improve law enforcement training
and community safety. In the words of the campaign, “It-
- Requires training for violence de-escalation, mental
health, and first aid.
- Provides that police should render first aid at the
- Applies a good faith standard for use of deadly force
and removes the de facto immunity.
- Requires completely independent investigations of use
of deadly force when there is injury or death.
- Brings diverse community stakeholders to the table for
the development of standards and curriculum.
- Includes Tribal governments in investigations where a
tribal person was injured or killed.”
League is excited to endorse this initiative and we need your help to
get the required signatures to send this measure to the 2018
Legislature. Once it is in the hands of Legislators, their action can
make it law, or their inaction will put it on next year's ballot, or
they can write their own law (and both measures will be on the ballot).
We are forming a statewide committee to take on
various aspects of this work-from signature gathering to writing press
and everything in between. If you want to be involved with this
contact Heather Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Nikki Hurley (email@example.com;
410-300-6195) to find the
best way to get plugged in. If you want to volunteer directly for the campaign
or work only intermittently on this project, you can check out the events
calendar on the I-940 website to find an event near you: http://www.deescalatewa.org/calendar.
get to work!
Action Workshops to Gear Up for the 2018 Legislative SessionGet Ready for Action!
year the League of Women Voters of Washington is presenting three
Action Workshops in Olympia, Seattle and Tacoma. These workshops cover
LWVWA advocacy priorities for the upcoming legislative session and will
give you an opportunity to:
- Help us flex our political muscle in Olympia.
- Get the inside scoop on what to expect for the upcoming legislative session.
about critical issues facing our state, such as climate change, the
challenge of raising revenue, education, and campaign finance.
- Discuss the issues of greatest interest to you with legislators and our lobby team.
- Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be a more effective, powerful advocate for the issues you care about.
- Network with other advocates involved in the League.
- Meet LWVWA’s dynamic lobbyist team: Nancy Sapiro and Pam Crone.
All workshops are 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
fee of $25 includes lunch, coffee and all workshop materials. Use the
links below to register for the workshop you'd like to attend. All
workshops will have the same core information with keynotes on
different topics at each workshop.
January 6, Seattle Keynote: Revenue Issues
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2017 Directory of Elected Officials?
The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County produces a statewide directory. An online version is available here or to request a printed copy, please contact the Seattle League office firstname.lastname@example.org for a printed copy. Please include your name, address and phone number.
League of Women Voters of Washington is a nonpartisan organization. We
participated in the Womxn's March in Seattle. We marched peacefully to
show our support for the protection of voting rights, health care, the
environment, women's rights, and civil rights. As women and defenders
of our democracy, there is more that unites us than divides us.
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.