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The State We're In: Washington
A Civics Text by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund

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Gun Safety Tool Kit: Sound Fact Based  Sources on Gun Safety

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Vote411 Available to Washington Voters Now for August Primary

Vote 411

Grab a Cup, Your Ballot, a Pen and Go to Vote411.org  
Ballots must be postmarked Tuesday, August 4 or in Ballot Drop Boxes by 8 pm on August 4


Primary elections are the opportunity to advance the candidates that you care about to the general election. Spread the word to encourage friends and neighbors to vote in the Primary and let them know that Vote411, the League's online, nonpartisan voters' guide is there to help! Enter your address to see all the candidates and issues on your ballot. Candidates answer questions about local issues in their own words. Then compare their answers side-by-side.

 
Mail-in ballots are arriving in mailboxes throughout Washington state. If you do not receive your by July 21, please contact your county elections office.

                   

LWVWA is pleased to offer this service to Washington voters -- especially for counties that do not have the budget to provide a Voters' Pamphlet for the primary election. If you’d like to support our work, please make a tax-deductible donation here 

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After a record 178 day session, The WA Legislature has finally adjourned after passing an operational budget.

While the session’s major breakthrough was the avoidance of a government shutdown, League Advocates also saw a number of successes in the budget including:

 

  • $1.3 billion in additional funding for K-12 education, including K-3 class size reduction, and all-day kindergarten
  • A historic investment in early-childhood education and funding for all-day kindergarten
  • $16 billion in crucial infrastructure funding through a transportation package

        Parks funding increase in both capital and operating budgets

        Approximately $100 million for increased mental health services

 

Early Learning

 
Perhaps the most prominent success of the  League this year was passage of the Early Start Act.  League has been advocating for this bill in one form or the other for 25 years.It is a prime example of what can be accomplished with the passion, knowledge and tenacity of League Advocates

 
Your Lobby Team thanks you for your continued support. Without you our work in Olympia would not have the impact it does. You make the difference!


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LWVWA's Gun Safety Toolkit

The online Gun Safety Toolkit is a collection of sound, fact-based resources to spark civil discussion and advocacy about gun safety in our communities. We encourage you to use this toolkit in forums, in your communications and as a resource guide, and to share the link with your members and others in the community. You can also follow both the League and the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility on Facebook to keep updated on the latest in gun safety legislation.

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