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message in common: voters power our democracy.
The League of Women Voters of Washington is now
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February 6 - 10, 2023  |  Virtual Events

 

Attend Democracy Lobby Week, jointly sponsored with Fix Democracy First. Planned sessions include hearing about current legislation, learning from democracy experts, getting lobbying tips on how to talk to your legislators, and opportunities to speak with your own legislators.

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Monday ACT Program, 10-11 a.m.

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Monday Evening Opening Program, 5-8:30 p.m.

Welcome from League of Women Voters of WA and Fix Democracy First (5 p.m.); Democracy (5:10 p.m.); Social & Economic Policy (5:40 p.m.); Environment (6:10 p.m.); Washington Legislature Leaders Panel (6:50 p.m.); Democracy Lobby Week Program Preview (7:35 p.m.); How to Lobby Your Legislators (7:45 p.m.); Q&A (8 p.m.)

Tuesday Evening Program, 5-7:30 p.m.

Two Crises: Climate Change and Housing

Wednesday Evening Program, 5-8 p.m.

People Powered Elections: Expanding Democracy Vouchers Statewide (5 p.m.); Multi-member Districts: Using Proportional Ranked Choice Voting for Better Representation (6:30 p.m.)

Thursday Evening Program, 5-8 p.m.

Be Bold: Creating a People-Focused Redistricting Commission(5 p.m.); Different Roles & Models in Healthcare: Reducing Gaps & Improving Health Outcomes (6:30 p.m.)

Friday Celebration and Closing Program, 6-7 p.m.

Exact schedule to be shared; subject to change. 


League Study Reports on the Evergreen State’s Local News Crisis

Local newspapers in Washington state are so gravely diminished that our democracy is at risk, according to The Decline of Local News and Its Impact on Democracy, a study published by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund.

The study, approved by the state League board of directors Nov. 14, focuses on the closure of more than two dozen Washington newspapers, the loss of more than two-thirds of the state’s newspaper editors and reporters, large cutbacks in news coverage, and significant decreases in circulation and readership.

Learn More      Read Study     For Members

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policymakers in creating a more perfect democracy.

Read our complete statement
on diversity, equity, and inclusion
 

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League acts in support of, or in opposition to, selected governmental issues that its members have studied. It does not support or oppose candidates, factions, or political parties. League members, as individuals, may support candidates of the political party of their choice. In order to protect the League's nonpartisanship policy, guidelines regarding the political activities of the Board of Directors are reviewed frequently.

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