There are many different kinds of legislative advocacy events that concerned citizens can participate in. Keep checking back to view the posts below for ways in which you can bring your voice to the halls and offices of our State Legislature.
2019 Lobby Days
Dear Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy Supporters,
We are inviting you once more to join our webinar next week to learn about what’s next after the I-1631 campaign.
Please join our webinar on Monday, February 25th 12-1pm to discuss initial reflections on the 1631 campaign, our 2019 shared legislative session agenda, and ways to engage in our work moving forward.
We hope that we can count on you to keep working with us to build a more prosperous and equitable clean energy future for all.
Lauren Breynaert, Coordinator
Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy
On January 31, 2019, the House Committee on Energy and Environment passed HB 1113, strengthening Washington State's goals on carbon emissions reductions from 25% to 40% in 2035, and 50% to 80% in 2050. These are only goals, and as some committee members stated, there are "no teeth" in the bill because it does not have regulatory provisions. Those are being considered separately in Senate Bill 5116, 5412 and others. The reduced emissions goals are part of the cluster of climate bills this session that are expected to pass. You can take action on this bill by clicking on the above link, and click on "Comment on this Bill" where you can comment. The comment link will take you to a page that requests your address and email information, a button where you can indicate support, oppose or neutral. You need to make a comment but it can be short - "please support the bill."
Ramon Torres, President of Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Rosalinda Guillen, C2C both testified Support House Bill- 1398 and Senate Bill -5438 You can take action on these bills by clicking on the links above, and then click on "Comment on this Bill." The comment link will take you to a page that requests your address and email information, a button where you can indicate support, oppose or neutral. You need to make a comment but it can be short - "please support the bill." Concerning the H-2A temporary agricultural program Please contact and thank the prime sponsors: Senator John McCoy - (360) 786 - 7674 John.Mccoy@leg.wa.gov Representative Laurie Dolan - Laurie.Dolan@leg.wa.gov This bill will begin to provide WA State funds from the AG industry and Employment Security Dept. for oversight and monitoring of the h2a program in our State - Call the following and tell them take responsible action to protect farm workers from exploitation and ask them to send this bill to the Governor: House Democrats Speaker: Frank.Chopp@leg.wa.gov Majority Leader: Pat.Sullivan@leg.wa.gov Chair of Appropriations: Timm.Ormsby@leg.wa.gov Chair of Labor & Workplace Standards: Mike.Sells@leg.wa.gov Senate Democrats Majority Leader: Andy.Billig@leg.wa.gov Chair of Ways and Means: Christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov Chair of Labor and Commerce: Karen.Keiser@leg.wa.gov
Please join your 36th District legislators at the Seattle Opera Center (363 Mercer St., Seattle, WA, 98109) on Saturday, January 5th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Representative Noel Frame is hosting this town hall prior to the 2019 Legislative Session so that you can share your thoughts and ideas on the issues that matter most to you. Light refreshments will be provided and children are welcome to attend.
When: Thursday, February 28, 2019Where: United Churches of Olympia and Capitol Campus REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2019 At Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day, your voice is heard on some of the most pressing issues of our time: housing affordability and an end to homelessness. Be a part of one of the largest annual lobby days at the Washington state capitol! Registration fees are on a sliding scale ($0-$25), with full and partial scholarship options open to anyone who needs them. Advocacy Day includes workshops, rallies, pre-arranged meetings with your lawmakers, lunch, and more. If you need some convincing, check out this video on the importance of advocacy and community action! Every voice makes a difference at Advocacy Day; and it's your chance let your lawmakers know that you care about finding solutions to the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in Washington. Experienced advocates coordinate each lawmaker meeting, but it’s the faces and stories from their district that lawmakers remember. Don't know your district or who your lawmakers are? Look them up here! Meetings with lawmakers, workshops, and other events of the day will focus on advancing the Housing Alliance policy priorities for the year. For more information, check out our State Advocacy page.
When: Monday, January 21, 2019 • 9 am - 3:30 pmWhere: St John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join Poverty Action members from across the state as we demand a more just Washington state. This MLK Day you will:
- Meet with your lawmakers
- Share your story
- Take Action to build a more just Washington
- Advocate for racial and economic justice
- Join the fight to erase unfair debt traps