2016 Legislative Agenda
How You Can Get Involved
Other Hot Topics
League State and National Positions
Washington State Legislature & Government
Legislative Newsletter Archive
League of Women Voters of Washington advocates on/lobbies on a number of important issues in Olympia.
Our top priorities for the 2016 legislative session are:
PROTECT DEMOCRACY: Expand opportunities to participate in elections and government, Minimize the influence of money in politics, and promote more representative elections systems.
REFORM REVENUE POLICIES: Adopt revenue policies that are stable and fair to adequately
fund services and functions critical to the well-being of the people of
FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE: Reduce carbon emissions and support an increase in clean air standards.
FUND EDUCATION: Adopt a plan to fully fund basic education by 2018 as defined by the Legislature and required by the state Constitution.
more information on the current work of the lobby team on issues,
including bills supported and opposed, actions you can take to impact
policy, and valuable resources, please visit these pages:
Click for a complete list of 2016 Top Legislative Priorities & Lobby Team Contacts
How You Can Get InvolvedYou can
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advocate for these important issues.
indicate the issue areas of greatest interest to you. Would you like to
join our advocacy effort? Please contact our Advocacy Vice President,
Kathy Sakahara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Hot TopicsCarbon Emissions Reduction
LWVWA Carbon Emissions Reduction Committee has produced a Q & A and
a list of resources and links for efforts and organizations in
Climate Change Q & A
Climate Change and Carbon Emissions Reductions resources
Gun Safety Toolkit
The online Gun Safety Toolkit
is a collection of sound, fact-based resources to spark civil
discussion and advocacy about gun safety in our communities. We
encourage you to use this toolkit in forums, in your communications and
as a resource guide, and to share the link with your members and others
in the community. Click here to visit the toolkit.
State and national League
A summary of studies, consensus, and action
taken by the League of Women Voters of Washington since the 1920s.
Impact on Issues 2014-2016 (LWVUS)
State Legislature & Government
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*In even-numbered years it meets for 60 days (Jan - mid March)
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