|LWVWA endorses Initiative 940,
At its August meeting, the LWVWA Board voted to endorse Initiative 940, De-Escalate Washington! This
statewide initiative is seeking to update and improve law enforcement training
and community safety. In the words of the campaign, “It-
- Requires training for violence de-escalation, mental
health, and first aid.
- Provides that police should render first aid at the
- Applies a good faith standard for use of deadly force
and removes the de facto immunity.
- Requires completely independent investigations of use
of deadly force when there is injury or death.
- Brings diverse community stakeholders to the table for
the development of standards and curriculum.
- Includes Tribal governments in investigations where a
tribal person was injured or killed.”
League is excited to endorse this initiative and we need your help to get it
onto the ballot and approved! We are forming a statewide committee to take on
various aspects of this work-from signature gathering to writing press releases
and everything in between. If you want to be involved with this committee,
contact Heather Kelly (email@example.com)
and Nikki Hurley (firstname.lastname@example.org;
410-300-6195) to find the
best way to get plugged in. If you want to volunteer directly for the campaign
or work only intermittently on this project, you can check out the events
calendar on the I-940 website to find an event near you: http://www.deescalatewa.org/calendar.
If you are in or near Seattle, we would love to have you at the next Social
Justice Committee on Sunday, August 27th from 3:00-4:30 at the
League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County office (1620 18th Ave, Suite 101 Seattle, WA 98122) to talk in more
detail about the initiative and the work we plan on getting done!
get to work!
OREGON AND LWV WASHINGTON
and Leadership Development Training
8 – 10, 2017
Who: Local league MLD team members, coaches, representatives
from state board, state coordinators
What: Practical and actionable ideas to enhance your
League’s visibility and grow membership
When: Friday, September 8, 2017 start 5:45 PM Friday
(dinner brought in) Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 11 AM.
Where: Holiday Inn Express, 2333 NW Vaughn, Portland, OR
Cost: $100 registration/person – includes training, Fri
& Sat nights lodging (whether hotel or homestay), Friday dinner, Saturday
lunch and breakfasts.
Lodging: Shared hotel rooms or a limited number of private
room homestays (League members’ homes)
Register: LIMITED SPACE MAY BE AVAILABLE or get on the waitlist
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environment, women's rights, and civil rights. As women and defenders
of our democracy, there is more that unites us than divides us.
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increase understanding of major public policy issues, and
influences public policy through education and advocacy.