Advocacy/Issues

Current Action
The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County voted to take the following positions on the ballot measures in Seattle:

Seattle Prop 1A and 1B
On question 1: "Should either of these measures be enacted into law?" the League recommends a No vote.
On question 2: "Regardless of whether you voted yes or no above, if one of these measures is enacted, which one should it be? The League prefers 1A.
For an explanation of this decision, click here.

Seattle Transportation Funding Measure
The League recommends a Yes vote on this measure. For an explanation of this decision, click here.

The Board voted not to take a position on the proposed monorail measure.

For positions on the statewide measures go to the League of Women Voters of Washington website.

Lobby Team
Each year, the state League sets priorities for action during the session. You can see the 2014 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. In addition, the LWVWA organizes a lobby day to fight for issues that we have taken a stand on. Lobby days generally include a briefing on the issues, meeting with legislators and attending committee meetings or hearings. 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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The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is a 501c4 and therefore, donations are not tax deductible. If you would prefer to make a tax-deductible contribution, click here to make a donation to the League’s Education Fund.