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Lunell Haught, President
Joan Lawson, Advocacy Portfolio Director
Jan. 17, 2021 Vol. 53, Issue 02
Washington currently prohibits people living in the community from voting because they have a past conviction. HB 1078 will strengthen our democracy, increase public safety and promote racial justice by automatically restoring the right to vote for everyone living in the community. Please send an email to your representatives now. And spread the word about voting rights restoration using this toolkit!
Pass the Capital Gains Tax
The state of Washington has the most regressive tax system in the country. If a capital gains tax were to pass, it would shift the balance toward greater equality. The tax does not apply to retirement incomes, sale of homes or other transactions that would affect most people. It is not an income tax; it is a tax on a sale of certain assets. Ask the Senate Ways and Means Committee to pass SB 5096.
Tell the Legislature to Pass the Clean Fuels Bill
The Clean Fuels bill is scheduled for a committee vote on Jan. 21. You can help keep this bill moving. If your representative serves on the House Committee on Environment and Energy (Fitzgibbon, Duerr, Dye, Klicker, Abbarno, Berry, Boehnke, Fey, Goehner, Harris-Talley, Ramel, Shewmake, Slatter) you have an opportunity to influence Washington’s energy future. Ask the committee to pass HB 1091.
The LWVWA supports the following League Issues in the current Washington state legislative session. Click on an Issue to learn more, including current and upcoming bills affecting the Issue.
Elections | Citizens’ Initiative Review bill introduced, repealing advisory votes hearing this week.
Natural Resources | Protect natural resources that are impacted by climate change and provide resilience.
ESTABLISHING FAIR REVENUE
OTHER WAYS TO FOLLOW THE STATE LEGISLATURE