Click on the links below to learn more about bills currently being reviewed in the state legislature. You can "take action" on these most pressing bills by sending a suggested, editable email to legislators, encouraging them to vote to promote the League issue in question.
Assure unintimidated speech and public safety
With polarized and conflicting views at the Capitol and in local communities, people need to be able to express their views without intimidation by persons open carrying weapons including firearms meant for war. Nothing suppresses and intimidates like an assault weapon. Ask your representatives to bring ESSB 5038 to the house floor and vote yes.
By Stoney Bird, Public Bank Issue Chair
The Legislative session is at a turning point. With a few exceptions, our legislators will only be considering budget questions from now until the end of the session. To some of these exceptions, we draw your attention below. What is clear is that the actions of League members like you have been key in achieving the results that we have obtained so far. The Advocacy Team would like to thank you for contributing to this great effort.
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 passes the Senate.
Housing and Homelessness| Emphasis will be on obtaining increased investment in affordable housing and retention of, at minimum, current levels of rental assistance and other homelessness prevention programs.
In addition to contacting your legislators via Action Alerts, bill comments, emails and phone calls, you can register to testify remotely, submit written testimony or have your position noted for the legislative record. Speak for yourself and explain your personal interest in the bill. Unless you obtain permission, you should not emphasize the League in testimony.