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Program in Action 2015-2017 (LWVWA)
Impact on Issues 2014-2016 (LWVUS)


2015 Legislative Priorities

The results are in!  This year, League will advocate to:

PROTECT DEMOCRACY:  Expand opportunities to meaningfully participate in
elections. Minimize the influence of money in politics. Promote more representative elections systems.

RAISE REVENUE:  Adopt balanced, fair, adequate and flexible state revenue policies to meet critical needs.

ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE:  Implement best practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to protect air and water quality. Incorporate environmental quality and public health impacts in transportation decisions, particularly regarding fossil fuels.

SUPPORT EDUCATION: Fully fund basic education as defined by the Legislature and required by the state Constitution.

click here for priority summaries and here for advocacy contacts

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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.


Coal Trains & Ships in Washington state

Are you concerned about the proposed coal terminal in Cherry Point, WA? A summary of the public comments for the project proposed for Cherry Point, near Bellingham is now available. Click here to read it. 

LWVWA 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.

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

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Legislative Newsletter

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