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Lunell Haught, President
Joan Lawson, Advocacy Portfolio Director
Nov. 15, 2020
Take action to improve the Growth Management Act
Please take a few minutes to contact your legislators today. The LWVWA has endorsed the Washington Can’t Wait campaign by Futurewise, which promotes updating the Washington Growth Management Act. The GMA controls the nature of growth in urban and rural areas, and protects critical areas and resource lands.
LWVWA was an early advocate for the GMA and the organization Futurewise was developed, in part, to implement it.
The LWVWA and Futurewise are both members of the Environmental Priorities Coalition, a group of environmental and civic organizations that shares information of mutual concern on environment and social justice issues.
Futurewise is organizing actions to encourage the legislature to enact needed improvements to the GMA during the 2021 session affecting climate, housing and environmental justice. The legislative bill numbers are not available yet, but one action everyone can take right now is to write to their legislators with encouragement to enact these updates.
Click here to learn more about the GMA and the Washington Can’t Wait campaign, and to send a message to your legislators with the LWVWA Action Alert system. Through the end of this year, the 2020 legislators are still in office.