Democracy Lobby Week 2023

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Join us for Democracy Lobby Week, jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First. This event will be held online February 6-10, 2023. Planned sessions include hearing about current legislation, learning from democracy experts, getting lobbying tips on how to talk to your legislators, and opportunities to speak with your own legislators.

It's going to be a busy and exciting legislative session! Lots of important legislation will be introduced and voted on, so here's a way to get in on the action, and make your voice heard!

Democracy Lobby Week 2023 Schedule:

Legislator appointments will be throughout the week during the daytime.

Monday, February 6th

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am – Special ACT Program - How a bill becomes a law  

Monday, February 6th

  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Main Program - Program will include bill info and talking points, hearing from legislator, lobbying tips, and Q&A.

Tuesday, February 7th

  • 5:00 – 7:30 pm – Two Crises: Climate Change and Housing (Break at 6:00)

Wednesday, February 8th

  • 5:00 pm – People Powered Elections: Expanding Democracy Vouchers Statewide
  • 6:30 pm – Multi-member Districts: Using Proportional Ranked Choice Voting     for Better Representation

Thursday, February 9th  

  •   5:00 pm – Be Bold: Creating a People-Focused Redistricting Commission
  •   6:30 pm – Different Roles & Models in Healthcare: Reducing Gaps & Improving Health Outcomes

Friday, February 10th - 6:00-7:00 pm – Closing Program

Important Note: All events will be recorded (except for legislator meetings). If you are not sure you can make it to one or more of the events, please register anyway, as all registrants will receive links to all events.

FAQ:

How will virtual legislative meetings work?

During Lobby Week, members will have the opportunity to meet with their legislators to discuss upcoming legislation. Meetings with legislators will be scheduled by a local Legislative District Meeting Coordinator based on legislative districts. Most meetings with legislators will be during the day Monday through Friday, although some meetings may be scheduled at other times. Legislative District Meeting Coordinators will provide Zoom links and other information as needed.

How much does it cost to attend?

The registration fee is $5 per person. All proceeds from these fees and any additional donations will go to defray the costs of this event. Any surplus fees and donations will be split equally between the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First to support our important advocacy work.

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