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2024 LWVWA Council

  Lacey, WA ▶ June 1-2, 2024  

The LWVWA, together with our host Leagues,
the LWV of Thurston County and the LWV of Mason County,
invite you to our 2024 Council.

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2024 State-Wide Candidate Forums

Primary Election Candidate Forum for the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Monday, May 20

In conjunction with Central Valley School District
and TVW

Watch Recording 

LWVWA Takes Stand Against Three Ballot Initiatives

The League of Women Voters of Washington announces its opposition to three initiatives that will appear on the November ballot:

  • Initiative 2109, Repeal Capital Gains Tax
  • Initiative 2117, Prohibiting all state agencies, counties, and cities from implementing any type of carbon tax credit trading [Repeal the Climate Commitment Act (CCA)]
  • Initiative 2124, Opting out of Long-Term Services Insurance Program

"Our stance against these initiatives is a reflection of the League’s firm commitment to equitable education funding, climate resilience, and accessible long-term care,” said Mary Coltrane, president of the League of Women Voters of Washington. “We’re safeguarding our state's future with each vote against these regressive measures.”

At its April Board meeting, the Directors voted to contest these proposals for the following reasons, based on League positions adopted by member consensus following studies of the issues.

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A 3-Part Civics Education Project

Video: “PHD 101,” an LWLV webinar posted for convenience on YouTube introduces League members and the public to the Public Hospital Districts of Washington and how they might address identified gaps in local healthcare

Presentation: “Engaging with Your Local Public Hospital District” is a live presentation by LWV members, giving ways to get to know your existing local PHD and showing examples of how League members and the public can work with a PHD to address local health care needs.

Tools: The PHD Formation Toolkit offers a self-study guide and resources for learning about how PHD’s are formed.

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Study Now Available as a Free PDF Download
and for Sale as Paperback and Kindle E-Book

Between 2005 and 2020, one quarter of the nation’s newspapers closed, leaving 1,800 communities with no local news outlet. At the 2021 LWVWA convention, delegates authorized a study of the decline of local news in Washington to support League development of a policy position.

The charge of the study committee was to evaluate the condition of news outlets in Washington. The task was not to present solutions. Rather it was to provide information to make readers aware of the significance of the issue with a goal of reaching consensus on a League policy.

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LWV Member Rights and Responsibilities

Individuals who join the League of Women Voters become part of a highly trusted, 100+ year-old organization comprised of a large grassroots network. LWV is committed to providing opportunities for members to amplify their individual political power by participating in local, state, and national League actions.

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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.

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The League Is a Nonpartisan Source You Can Trust

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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