|Ann Murphy, President||February 13, 2019|
You are invited to
Democracy Lobby Day on February 21 in Olympia!
There is still time to join the League of Women Voters of WA and Fix Democracy First in Olympia on Thursday, Feb. 21 for a day of advocacy for election access and campaign-finance reform. The theme for the day will be “Democracy Rocks!” Register HERE to join us in making sure that Democracy Works!
We made great progress together on election reform and expanding access to democracy last year, but we still have more work to do. Securing postage prepaid ballots, increasing transparency and ethics in campaign-finance, and expanding voting rights for Native Americans and those with previous felony convictions. You can see a complete list of the Democracy bills we are prioritizing on this page.
We will be based in the Columbia Room #119 in the Legislative Building at the State Capitol in Olympia for the entire day. See this page for information on parking, local transportation and a map of the Capitol Campus.
Thursday, Feb. 21. We'll open registration at 8:30 am, with orientation at 9 am, followed by a full schedule of speakers and training opportunities, and will wrap-up around 3 pm.
We’ll spend the morning learning about the important bills regarding Democracy, getting advocacy tips from seasoned lobbyists in this year’s session. We will be hearing from key legislators and other government leaders throughout the day.
Once you register, we will schedule appointments with your legislators for you and others from your district.We will help you with carpools, free overnight stays in Olympia and all the information you need. On Lobby Day we will provide you with a red white and blue scarves to identify you as part of our team and beautifully hand-painted "Democracy Rocks" that you can give to your legislator. We will even be providing a light breakfast and lunch.
There is no payment required but we are asking those that are able to make a a $10 or more donation to help with some of the cost of the event.
For questions, please contact Kathy Sakahara.
Thanks and hope to see you there!