Advocacy/Issues

Current Action

We are endorsing the Seattle Schools levies on this February's special election ballot. Read more about them here.

In the past year we endorsed Seattle's Initiative 122 - which reestablished public campaign financing for Seattle and increased restrictions on donations and lobbying. We also endorsed King County's Best Starts for Kids Levy. We opposed the Move Seattle transportation levy.
Read more about these endorsements here.

The League opposed the statewide intiative 1366 - you can read more about that here.

We are 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.

Lobby Team
Each year, the state League sets priorities for action during the legislative session in Olympia. You can see the 2016 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 be a part of 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 Seattle-King County 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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