The Thurston County League of Women Voters was established in 1961. It is part of the League of Women Voters of the United States, as well as the League of Women Voters of Washington, both of which date back to 1920. The national League was formed out of the women’s suffrage movement. It was founded on the idea that a nonpartisan civic organization could provide the education and experience the public and the new women voters needed to assure the success of democracy. At its founding in 1920, the League was initially concerned with ending all discrimination against women, but gradually expanded its interests to include issues affecting the whole community.
Today, the League works to effect change on a variety of issues, such as health care, climate change, election and campaign finance reforms, land use, and education. Since 1920, the League nationally has been known widely for its voter education efforts and as a non-partisan, government watchdog group.” From 50th Anniversary Booklet.
To learn more check out their website: http://www.lwvthurston.org/