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Action Group Future Activities
Every Monday at 10 AM
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These meetings are on hiatius for the time being.  Future meetings will be announced here
 
 
 
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All Things Redistricting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Redistricting Commission is accepting public input, via Zoom.  Here are the dates and times for local hearings.  More dates can be found using the website link below:
 
Congressional District 1: Saturday, June 5 from 1-3:00 pm.
 
Congressional District 2: Saturday, June 19 from 10;00 am - noon
 
More info: redistricting.wa.gov
 

Upcoming Meetings
 
 
June 24 – 28, 2021LWVWA Biennial Convention—virtual.   All are welcome to attend!  Click Here To Register
 
July 18 (rain date July 25), 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM—Skagit LWV Outdoor Social IN PERSON at the home of Kathy Reim (We will adjust this meeting if needed as per Health Department recommendations at that time)
 
Observer Corps
 
 
 
 
Observer Corp Reporting Form
Filibuster Rule Statement
3/30/2021
WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement about the Senate filibuster rule: 
 
“The League of Women Voters calls on the US Senate to amend the filibuster rule that continues to stand in the way of progress for the American people. The League has a history of calling for filibuster reform to ensure a functioning democracy. In 2011, the League called for filibuster reform to end gridlock and partisan warfare in the Senate. Today, we are seeking the same reform to limit obstruction.
 
“The American voters elected senators to legislate, and we want to see Congress pass laws—not use outdated, arbitrary rules with a history of racist ties to obstruct our democracy. The Senate filibuster is a Jim Crow relic, historically used to protect the South’s dependence on slave labor and later to defend segregation and block civil rights legislation. 
 
“The League supports reforming the filibuster to prohibit a minority party from blocking opening debate of a bill. We support instituting a ‘talking filibuster,’ ending silent holds, putting the onus on minority parties to produce 40 votes, and lowering the cloture vote threshold to bring bills to a final up-or-down vote on the Senate floor.
 
“As long as senators can hide behind the filibuster, they are not beholden to the American people. Under current rules, senators far too often abuse the filibuster to delay important legislation and conceal debate behind closed doors, out of the view of the American people. 
 
“This does a disservice to our democracy. The American voters deserve to see which of their elected senators are obstructing a vote on issues that matter to our communities, the nation, and the health of our republic. Those wishing to block action should be held accountable and required to hold the floor of the US Senate to explain themselves to the public. 
 
“Our nation deserves better. The American people are tired of seeing this archaic tool used and abused to delay progress. It is time to amend the filibuster for the health and safety of our democracy.” 
 
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CONTACT: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney@lwv.org
 
Additionally, we have published talking points and FAQs for Leagues to use on the League Management Site CLICK HERE.