Advocacy/Issues

Current Action
We're closely following the legislative session in Olympia. Take a look at the League of Women Voters of Washington's website for detailed information and sign-up to receive the legislative newsletter.

We have endorsed Seattle's Initiative 122 - which would reestablish public campaign financing for Seattle and increase the restrictions on donations and lobbying.

In support of working families, we applaud the introduction of legislation proposed by Metropolitan King County Councilmembers guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid family leave to King County employees after a birth, adoption, or new placement of a foster child.

We are also following proposals for Seattle bus service changes in 2016, when light rail stations will open at Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.

Our Waterfront Committee has been following expansion plans for the Seattle Aquarium. In response to statements made in the March edition of The Voter, the League received a letter from Robert W. Davidson, the President/CEO of the Seattle Aquarium to which we sent this reply.

Lobby Team
Each year, the state League sets priorities for action during the session. You can see the 2015 priorities here. Team members then follow bills relating to the priorities. To follow the action, sign up for the legislative newsletter - a weekly email with a rundown on the bills being followed by the team members. To find out how to join the Lobby Team, contact the state League office at (206) 622-8961 or info@lwvwa.org.

History
For more than 90 years, the League of Women Voters has been an influential voice on issues such as election reform, ethics in leadership, transportation, education, land use, civil rights and more. All League action is based upon our positions which are developed through consensus discussions by members, after a thorough study of the issues. Read our positions.

Click here for State League positions.
Click here for National League positions.

Letters and Testimony
The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County regularly communicates positions on public issues through letters and testimony to elected officials. Letters and testimony are available for review at our Seattle office.

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