DEMOCRACY: ELECTIONS, VOTING RIGHTS and CAMPAIGN FINANCE
Expand opportunities to participate in elections and government, minimize the influence of special interest money in politics, increase transparency, promote more representative election systems, encourage greater civic involvement, and support disenfranchised communities.

EDUCATION
Adopt a plan to fully fund basic education including funding sources and the necessary appropriations in the 2017-19 biennium budget.

FAIR and ADEQUATE REVENUE
Adopt revenue policies that are stable and fair to adequately fund services and functions critical to the well-being of the people of our state.

SOCIAL POLICIES:

ECONOMIC and SOCIAL JUSTICE
Ensure equality of opportunity, prevent and reduce poverty, and promote fair policies for all struggling to realize their human potential.

GUN SAFETY
Limit accessibility of firearms, including assault-style weapons and high capacity clips. Enact safe storage requirements for guns.

HEALTH CARE and MENTAL HEALTH and REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Ensure access for all residents to comprehensive, uniform, and affordable physical and mental health care services.

CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY and NATURAL RESOURCES:


CLIMATE CHANGE
Reduce carbon emissions by a carbon tax or other measures.

ENERGY
Protect the Energy Independence Act, increase renewable power use, promote energy conservation in building and lifestyle practices.

SHORELINES, WETLANDS and LAND USE
Protect our Shoreline Management, Growth Management and State Environmental Policy Acts from efforts to weaken them.

WATER and RIVERS
Protect our water quantity and quality and in stream flows.

FORESTS and WILDFIRES
Protect our forests impacted by drought and prepare for increasing wildfires. Oppose the transfer of federal lands.

Washington State League Priorities


The League of Women Voters of Washington advocates/lobbies on a number of important issues in Olympia. These are the top priorities for the 2017 legislative session.

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Priority Issues

  • Democracy: Elections, Voting Rights and Campaign Finance
  • ​Climate Change, Energy, and Natural Resources
  • Economic Justice
  • Education
  • Fair and Adequate Revenue
  • Gun Safety
  • Health Care and Reproductive Rights
  • Transportation


For more information on the current work of the lobby team on issues, including bills supported and opposed, actions you can take to impact policy, and valuable resources, please visit the LWVWA Actions & Positions web page.


Last updated January 19, 2017