To Do List
- Don’t miss all the legislative action! Sign up to receive the LWVWA Legislative Newsletter, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for Action Alerts.
- The nominating committee is seeking nominations for LWVWA Board of Directors, are YOU interested in affecting public policy?
- Do you have a 14-16 year old in your life? Encourage your young democracy defenders to apply to be a Senate Page in Olympia! Pages are sponsored by state legislators; they stay in Olympia for one week during the legislative session. This is a great way to really learn about state government.
1.7 SAT | Speak Up School
LWVWA is supporting local Leagues and ally organizations to host workshops called Speak Up Schools. This upcoming Speak Up School people will learn how to give effective testimony. Register today!
2.6 – 2.11 MON-FRI | Democracy Lobby Week
Attend Democracy Lobby Week, jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First. Learn more and register here.
Around the League
Local Leagues Begin Consensus Process on News Decline Study
Fewer candidates running for local offices, fewer citizens voting in local races, and challenges for public health—these are just a few of the developments playing out across the country as local newspapers decline.
The Public Disclosure Commission
Did you know that the Public Disclosure Commission has existed for 50 years and that LWVWA was involved from the very beginning? Currently, LWVWA Money in Politics Issue Chair Cindy Madigan observes meetings, speaks with commissioners, and researches pending legislation. Read their annual report (this should be the button link), learn about their work, and connect with Cindy to get more involved.
2023 Marks the 2nd Anniversary of the Jan 6th Insurrection
The League of Women Voters of the United States’ president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following joint statement on the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol: “A historic threat to our democracy that we will never forget, and we must ensure it never happens again…”
LWVWA Director Liz Bander on Democracy
“Jan 6th is a day of remembrance, but it is also a day of action…. Democracy can be easy to forget about when we get busy, but it isn’t just something nice to have. It’s the foundation of everything that we hold dear.”
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