Daily Democracy Task – Restore Voting Rights

Daily Democracy Task – Restore Voting Rights

From LWVWA:

Please click here to send a message asking Senator Warnick to support SSB 6228. This bill, which would restore voting rights once someone has served their jail time, needs to be voted on in the Senate in the next two days. Contact Senator Warnick to show strong support for this legislation.

The freedom to vote is fundamental to our democracy, and Washington is a leader in providing access to the ballot for all citizens. But barriers still remain, including the numerous hurdles facing citizens who have lost the freedom to vote due to a felony conviction.

Defend democracy by taking part! Your voice counts!

Daily Democracy Task – Establish Dental Therapist

Daily Democracy Task – Establish Dental Therapist

Only about 25% of adults and 50% of all children have access to dental care. Establishing dental therapists would alleviate a great health care need, particularly in rural areas. Contact Representatives Dent & Ybarra to urge passage of HB 1317.

From LWVWA:

HB 1317 will improve access to dental care for many people who are locked out of the dental system, including children and adults without dental coverage, and Indian health clinics in urban settings that are not within the tribal boundaries, providing culturally appropriate care to urban Indian populations as well as individuals who are publicly insured and under-insured.

A dental therapist may only practice under the supervision of a licensed dentist and pursuant to a written practice plan contract with a supervising dentist. Contact Representatives Dent & Ybarra to pass HB 1317 today.

Defend democracy by taking part. Your voice counts!

Daily Democracy Task – Modernize Redistricting Commission

Daily Democracy Task – Modernize Redistricting Commission

Click here to email Representatives Dent & Ybarra today with your letter of support to modernize the Redistricting Commission by passing SHB 2575.

From LWVWA:

Do you believe in increasing access to democracy, transparency in government processes, and maximizing people’s ability to give input? Do you believe in making things better before something goes wrong?

Then support passage of SHB 2575!

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Women's Voting Rights Day

Women's Voting Rights Day

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners on February 4th and in honor of 100 year anniversary of the League of Women Voters and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote, the Kittitas County Commissioners proclaimed February 14, 2020:

Women’s Voting Rights Day

in Kittitas County.

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Redistricting – Census 2020

Redistricting – Census 2020

Aimée Quinn, LWV member and Government Publications Librarian, gave a presentation to LWV members and guests on the impact the upcoming census will have on redistricting across the state.

Click here to see Aimée’s presentation, developed from slides created by Alison McCaffree.

For the first time ever, the 2020 Census will be conducted online.

Redistricting in Washington State

The impact of the census cannot be understated as it will drive everything from allocation of federal funds to creating and/or changing legislative and congressional district boundaries.

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#DailyDemocracyTask – End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

#DailyDemocracyTask – End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Contact Senator Warnick on the Senate Ways & Means Committee today,  and ask her to pass SSB 6112 out of committee and onto the floor for a vote.

Solitary confinement isn’t good for anyone, but it’s especially harmful to juveniles because their brains are still developing.

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