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The following is an incomplete compilation of organizations that LocalMotive works with or supports. Please note that we do not necessarily have a formal alliance with these groups or endorse all of their activities or have endorsements from them. The list is offered primarily as a community resource and offers a rough overview of LocalMotive’s areas of interest and mission.

Local Organizations With Events On Our Calendar

Events from the following organizations appear on our calendar.  To get your organization on this list, please email us.   Thanks.

Tip:  If Blu Letters is “Interested” in or “Going” to your Facebook event, your event should be on our calendar.

Political Candidates:

Sites for Reoccurring Events:

We curate events of statewide organizations or organizations in other regions to try to limit events that pertain primarily to other regions.  Organizations with many types of events, some of which may not on the topic of our calendar or may not be intended for a broad audience, are also curated to try to focus on events of interest to our intended audience.


Local Allies:


Focus on Local


Social Justice Organizations

  • Black Alliance of Thurston County : We have come together to take action and to be a catalyst for positive change. We come together to understand and undo institutional and structural racism. We work with and bring together people of all ages to build power. We work for systemic change and call for legislative reform, including greater diversity in the legislature.
  • CIELO Olympia, Educational, mental health and counseling services, information/referrals, and social/cultural activities for the Spanish-speaking community of South Puget
  • Church World Service has worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with dignity.
  • Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation: Working for peace, social justice and principled nonviolence since 1976
  • Latino Civic Alliance is a statewide nonproft advocacy and civic engagement organization. Over the past 10 years, LCA has devoted its energy to passionately advocate for the working families, community members who want to run for office or lead in their communities and politically under-represented members of our Washington State.
  • Olympia Indivisible a local chapter of the Indivisible movement, representing Congressional District 10, inspired by “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda”
  • Indivisible Thurston County is uniting Thurston County to defeat the Trump agenda, inspired by “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda”
  • Oly Embrace: Stay informed and tuned into the Olympia Community, as part of the Woman’s March Movement. This is a local group that will keep momentum! (Also on Facebook.)
  • South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship is the South Sound chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship,  an international network of engaged Buddhists. BPF work includes sparking conversation at the intersection of Buddhism and social justice, training Buddhist political activists, and mobilizing people to action from a Buddhist perspective.  SSBPF seeks to bring peace, compassion, love and equanimity to political and social activism, working in collaboration with other organizations and individuals.
  • Interfaith Works : Social justice and peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation
  • Keep Washington Blue! : Our top priority is helping local candidates who champion progressive issues to Keep Washington Blue. Registered affiliate group of both “Indivisible” and the Women’s March as a huddle.
  • The Olympia Peace Choir : The Olympia Peace Choir is an inclusive, intergenerational community chorus dedicated to using the power of song to create peace, social justice, and promote environmental stewardship.
  • Olympia SURJ : Showing Up for Racial Justice
  • Northwest Progressive Institute
  • United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network : Getting to ZERO… Zero new infections, Zero AIDS-related deaths, Zero discrimination
  • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world. (Also on Facebook )


Local Environmental Organizations

  • Black Hills Audubon Society : Our goals are to promote environmental education and recreation and to maintain and protect our ecosystems for future generations.
  • Climate Solutions : Our mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides.
  • Olympia Coalition for Ecosystem Preservation is an urban land trust whose focus is the preservation, restoration and re-wilding of our shoreline and riparian ecosystems in Olympia’s urban
  • NW EcoBuilding Guild – South Sound Chapter : The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability.
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance : Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound.
  • Sierra Club South Sound serves members in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, and Lewis counties of Washington State. Meetings are normally on the second Wednesday of the month. You are welcome to visit and/or join us. If you join Sierra Club at their very reasonable membership fee you can get a very nice Sierra Club daypack!
  • Thurston County Environmental Voters works to elect environmental champions to state and local office.
  • VETS CAFE : The Veterans’ Ecological Trades Collective exists to support veterans and allies in acquiring skills that launch or refine careers in Conservation, Agriculture, Forestry and Ecological Design.
  • Washington Environmental Council : Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.



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Reoccurring Events in Thurston County


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