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Lunell Haught, President
Joan Lawson, Advocacy Portfolio Director
Hayley Day, Editor
March 14, 2021 Vol. 53, Issue 10
Manny Ellis, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor are just a few of the people who have died as a result of tactics such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants. House Bill 1054 bans these dangerous actions and also limits the use of military equipment, tear gas, and vehicular pursuits. Ask your Senator to vote yes on HB 1054.
Senate Bill 5399 will create a universal health care commission that will develop a plan by 2026 to create a health care system in Washington that provides coverage and access through a universal publically financed and privately delivered system. Send a message to your legislators today to vote yes on SB 5399.
The Legislature is considering multiple bills that would amend the Growth Management Act. These amendments — House Bill 1117, House Bill 1099, and House Bill 1241 — are needed to assure that local jurisdictions plan for future sustainability in new, more detailed ways reflecting their responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to protect human and environmental health and improve environmental justice, including salmon restoration, and in consultation with tribes.
These bills are all needed. We do not want them modified significantly or to have one chosen over another. Please help by contacting your Senator in support of all of them.
Over the past year, it has become more evident than ever that there is a scarcity of affordable child care in our state. Without it, children fall behind their peers, working parents suffer, and our economy falters. Senate Bill 5237 ("Fair Start for Kids") will create comprehensive affordable child care services to ensure that every child in Washington flourishes. Funding this critical service promotes equity by ensuring that children of all backgrounds are supported in their social, emotional, and physical growth. Ask the House to pass the Fair Start for Kids Act now!
The LWVWA supports the following League Legislative Issues in the current Washington state legislative session. Click on an issue to learn more, including current and upcoming bills affecting the issue. In this virtual legislative session, you can also testify for a bill online.
Elections | Voting Rights Restoration Act moves forward.
Natural Resources | Take a look, all Natural Resource bills we supported move forward!
ESTABLISHING FAIR REVENUE
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