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The State We're In: Washington
A Civics Text by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund

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Gun Safety Tool Kit: Sound Fact Based  Sources on Gun Safety

Politics of the Possible

Politics of the Possible
The Incredible Story of Mary Ellen McCaffree

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What Does It Take to be a Good Citizen? - Poster

Looking for information on the upcoming caucuses in Washington state? Click here

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Crowds packed caucuses in Washington state in 2008



The Washington State Supreme Court has granted expedited review to an appeal of a King County judge's ruling on I-1366. The court will hear oral arguments on March 15. 

LWVWA was pleased with Judge Downing’s ruling declaring I-1366 unconstitutional and void in its entirety. That decision has now been appealed. See the ruling here.


2016 Legislative Session under way in Olympia and LWVWA Lobby Team Hard at Work

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This year there will be a short, 60-day session. A major focus of the legislature will be on education and the revenue needed to meet the requirements of the McCleary lawsuit to provide ample funding for education. Two of the League's top priorities this year will be to assure that fair and adequate new revenues are authorized and that the legislature adopts a complete plan for complying with the order in the McCleary case. Get involved and take action with us! Read more here


Support League of Women Voters of Washington and our work in this important election year!

Give to the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund (tax-deductible) here

or give to the League of Women Voters of Washington here






Supreme Court Ruling on Charter Schools
On Friday, September 4, the Supreme Court ruled that Charter Schools are unconstitutional.  The League of Women Voters of WA was a party to that lawsuit and is gratified that the Supreme Court affirmed that Charter Schools are not common schools and therefore are not eligible to receive restricted common school funding from the state.  

Read more about League's position.

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