By Susan Fleming, Advocacy Lobby Team Portfolio Director, LWVWA
Our annual Lobby Day, or Week, is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First, partners in past years. In this active participatory event, which is coming up the fourth week in January, we discuss important and current legislative issues and get tips on talking about them with our legislators. The following is the current schedule for Lobby Week:
Monday, Jan. 24, 2022: Evening program (virtual)
Tuesday, Jan. 25-Thursday, Jan. 27: Virtual meetings with your legislators
Thursday, Jan. 27: Evening, wrap-up and celebration
The Monday evening program includes:
Current democracy issues, including topics such as the Voting Rights Act and campaign financing.
Climate, land use, and housing, with Futurewise and the LWVWA climate and housing Issue Chairs.
Moderated discussions with leaders of both parties about legislation they expect to see this session.
“How to Lobby,” presented by the LWWA Lobby Team, including contacting legislators, following the progress of bills, and developing talking points (this section includes a Q&A).
You will have an opportunity to meet with your legislators to discuss upcoming legislation—meetings will be scheduled by LWVWA staff based on legislative districts. The meetings will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, with Zoom links provided for you. Our goal is to make it easy for you to participate in our Washington state government.
Registration will be available soon through the LWVWA website. A $5 donation is requested, to help cover costs.
Hope to see you there!