Here is a link to the talking points and brief description of most bills and handouts today from AFT WA.
This last year proves that reinvestments in education are needed now more than ever. Investments directly affect our present and our future. The more members from our locals who can advocate together, the stronger the impact of our advocacy and the more progress we will see at the bargaining table and in state policy.
Lobby Day will be virtual this year, which means more of us can be heard than ever! Join others on February 15th to advocate for our students, educators, and our neighbors. We must ensure that the priorities of elected officials reflect all Washingtonians!
Lobby Day will start at 9 AM February 15th on Zoom. The day will include a training, trivia with prizes, a panel, a lunch break with grocery voucher provided, scheduled meetings with legislators, and more! We will conclude around 3:30 PM.
Please RSVP and watch for more details to come. If you have any questions, contact your Union Organizing Representative or Rashea Dickey, State Affiliate Political Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-427-8107. Register at https://bit.ly/3smaFaz.
UPDATE: We have a companion bill:
Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges.
Sponsors: Pollet, OrtizSelf, Ramel, Simmons, Fitzgibbon, Hackney, Dolan, Taylor, Ryu, Wylie, Santos, Chopp, Davis, Valdez, Lovick, Bergquist, Fey, Berg, Lekanoff, Frame, Harris-Talley, Duerr, Macri, Peterson
Call To Action: Please support SB 5194 which calls for public investments for our Community & Technical Colleges with a focus on racial and economic equity.
Sign up at the Washington Legislature to testify Jan. 21 at 1:30 pm
The adopted 2013-15 budget provides...$37million for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.