What is a Power Lobbyist?
A JUUstice Washington Power Lobbyist is someone who is willing to contact his/her/their legislator on short notice to provide feedback on bills as they come up for review. The Legislature schedules hearings with very little notice (sometimes just a day in advance), so your willingness to commit to respond rapidly gives us strength in numbers and an even more powerful voice at the State Capitol. Sign up to be a Power Lobbyist.
As a Power Lobbyist, which issues will I focus on?
We have a variety of issues prioritized for this year and we work in tandem with a broad network of state partners to achieve them. The issues fall into five categories.
- Ensure carbon pollution accountability
- Reform the Legal System, End Bail
- Provide control and regulation of oil and coal terminals, transportation
- Reform state tax and funding structure
What if I do not want to lobby for all the issues?
It is up to you to choose whether to respond to a particular action alert, although we hope you will consider taking action each and every time. We are stronger standing together and an injustice to some of us constitutes a threat to us all.
What do I have to do to become a Power Lobbyist?
Simply let us know you’d like to be one! You can fill out the form to the right (or bottom) of this webpage or Sign up here to be a Power Lobbyist.
How does it work?
You will receive email alerts from us with information on bills coming up for review. Alerts will also include the deadline to respond, and suggested talking points – though we encourage you to make a connection with your legislators that is both personal and heartfelt. Citizen advocacy is most effective when you let your representatives know why you care about a particular issue, and what it means to you and your community.
If you would prefer to receive text message alerts instead of email, please let us know.
How do I find my representatives and get started?
- Sign up to be a Power Lobbyist
- Enter your zipcode at this link to find everyone who represents you in government: My Representatives