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2016 Legislative Agenda

The 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 our state.

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.

Priority Issues

For 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 Involved

You can make a difference. Sign up for League's Legislative Newsletter and Action Alerts to learn how YOU can advocate for these important issues.
Please 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 ksakahara@lwvwa.org

Other Hot Topics

Carbon Emissions Reduction
The LWVWA Carbon Emissions Reduction Committee has produced a Q & A and a list of resources and links for efforts and organizations in Washington state.

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 Position Statements

Program in Action 2015-2017
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)

Washington State Legislature & Government

Washington State Legislature

The Legislature convenes the second Monday of January
*In odd-numbered years it meets for 105 days (Jan - mid April)
*In even-numbered years it meets for 60 days (Jan - mid March)

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LWVWA Legislative Newsletter

Legislative Newsletter

Click here for recent editions of our Legislative Newsletter.

Click here to access our archive containing newsletters from 2013 to 2015.

Subscribe to LWVWA's e-Legislative Newsletter here.

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