11. December 2022 · Comments Off on LWV Evergreen Voter 12-2022 · Categories: Announcements
Democracy in Action Across Washington State | News from the League of Women Voters of WA

To Do List

  • Got some holiday shopping to do? Get LWV swag for the voters, future voters, and democracy minded folks in your life!
  • Looking to give or get a good book? Give a copy of The State We’re In: Washington to loved ones, schools, or even yourself!
  • Whether you’re giving, getting, or just buying what you need, you can still help the League! If you shop at Amazon, set the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund as your designated charity in Amazon Smile.
  • The Washington Legislature Regular Session starts next month—sign up to receive the LWVWA Legislative Newsletter, and follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for Action Alerts.

Upcoming Events

12.10 SAT | Action Workshop
Learn about what’s expected in the upcoming legislative session on the League’s key issues from our lobbyist, legislators, and Advocacy Team. Learn more.
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. Save the date—more info to come!

2/3 – 2/6 | Democracy Lobby Week
The program will help you identify some of the important issues coming up in this legislative session, and prepare you to lobby with your legislators for the bills you want to see passed. Save the date—more info to come!

Around the League

LWVWA Program of Work: What’s Happening

Studies, updates, and concurrences are all important elements of the League’s Program of Work. Studies lead to new positions for the League, at all levels of our organization. They require a lot of effort on the part of study committee members and the state board so there is always the question: are they worth the effort? 

Statement on Moore v. Harper Supreme Court Arguments

This fall, the LWVWA joined with the LWV of the United States and League chapters from all 50 states and D.C. to file an amicus brief in the Moore v. Harper case focusing on the massive implications of the Independent State Legislature Theory for every state and on the future of American democracy.

The Benefits of Joining the LWVWA Board

Knowing that The Evergreen Voter is designed for League members as well as an audience outside of LWVWA, here are some general comments about board work from the perspective of a second year of recruiting board members.

LWV Snohomish County Comes Through for Voters 

A good project offers three things: an objective that achieves a vision, clear direction, and focused action within a manageable timeframe. The Snohomish Auditor’s office provided the League with a really good project when they asked if LWV Snohomish wanted to help “cure” ballots. 

Coalition Updates

AAUW Hosts “The Economy Matters: Seeking Post Pandemic Financial Security and Prosperity for Women and Girls” Virtual Event

December 13, State Senator Claire Wilson will speak on child-care policies in Washington state.  She will be joined by Sarah Brady, the policy and advocacy manager for Child Care Resources of King County.

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