2019 LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AND AGENDA
For updates on the 2019 Legislative session, with detailed information on the bills we are supporting and watching, click on the issue topics below.
FAIR & ADEQUATE REVENUEISSUE CHAIRS AND POSITION PAPERS
Elections, Campaign Finance, & Government Ethics— Improve access to the ballot, reduce the influence of special interest money, and increase transparency in government and politics.
Kathy Sakahara, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 261-7797
Election Methods— Promote the adoption and implementation of election methods that maximize representation and citizen participation.
Barbra Chevalier, email@example.com, (425) 445-2281
Election Security— Promote security, accuracy, auditability, and transparency in elections.
Kirstin Mueller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Census & Redistricting— Ensure the redistricting process is accessible and transparent with timeframes that enable input and strengthen results and support an accurate and complete 2020 Census.
Alison McCaffree, email@example.com, (253) 720-6813
Economic & Social Justice— Ensure equality of opportunity, prevent and reduce poverty and promote fair policies for all struggling to realize their human potential.
Amy Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 427-1956
Criminal Justice— Eradicate racial bias from the criminal justice system to uphold principles of fairness and due process of law.
Heather Kelly, email@example.com
Issue Paper—See Social Justice Issue Paper
Health Care, Behavioral Health, & Reproductive Rights— Ensure access for all residents to comprehensive, uniform and affordable physical and behavioral health care and reproductive services.
Kim Abbey, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 387-6134 | Susan Eidenschink, email@example.com, (253) 365-4005;
Issue Paper: Health Care
Issue Paper: Reproductive Rights
Housing & Homelessness— Achieve policies and funding necessary to address the homelessness crisis and assure an adequate supply of affordable housing for middle-to-low income people.
Cynthia Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gun Safety— Limit accessibility of firearms, including assault-style weapons and high capacity clips. Enact safe storage requirements for guns.
Pat Griffith, email@example.com, (206) 285-2452
Ensure the state continues fully funding education. Support student health and safety legislation.
Catherine Ahl, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 697-7924
Issue Paper: General Education
Issue Paper: Charter Schools
Climate Change— Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, put a price on carbon, and enact measures to promote climate resiliency.
Phyllis Farrell, email@example.com, (360) 789-8307
Energy— Protect the Washington Energy Independence Act, increase renewable power use and promote energy conservation in building and lifestyle practices
Elyette Weinstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 791-5840
Forests & Rivers— Protect our forests from destructive wildfires and logging practices. Protect our northwest public lands and rivers systems.
Raelene Gold, email@example.com, (206) 303-7218
Shorelines, Wetlands, & Land Use— Protect our Shoreline Management, Growth Management & State Environmental Policy Acts from efforts to weaken them.
Karen Luetjen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation— Achieve a balanced transportation system that is integrated, adequate and effective, prioritizes maintenance and emphasizes emissions reduction and traffic reduction strategies such as public transportation.
Cynthia Stewart, email@example.com
Water— Continue improving the state and local governmental programs empowered to protect the quality and quantity of our water including municipal water, groundwater, and in-stream flows.
Martin Gibbins, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 361-5007
FAIR & ADEQUATE REVENUE
Adopt fair revenue policies to adequately fund services and functions critical to the well-being of the people of our state.
Nora Leech, email@example.com, (206) 319-6210