June 17, 2014, 11:11 am

Your elected representatives say they want you to meet with them before the 2015 legislative session begins in January.

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Your elected representatives say they want you to meet with them before the 2015 legislative session begins in January.

Many organizations are already firming up their work plans for the 2015 legislative session. Groups are finding legislators who will take lead roles advocating for the bills their constituents want passed, and they are continuing to Read More Your state legislators want to see you [...]

March 24, 2014, 1:19 pm

Challenging session ends with several significant successes

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This post “Challenging session ends with several significant successes” is also available as a PDF file: 2014 End of Session Report-1.

The importance of your voice to the Washington state legislature’s decision making process increases as the Senate’s majority caucus becomes increasingly dominated by other voices that advocate most strongly for reduced government and increased Read More Challenging session ends with several significant successes [...]

March 11, 2014, 7:28 pm

Successes on FCWPP-supported bills … and work left to do

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Two issues from FCWPP’s workplan are still being considered by the Washington legislature. Both will be decided by Thursday, and both are in the Supplemental Operations Budget that the House submitted last week to the Senate.

The effort to reduce crime by providing post-secondary education opportunities to eligible individuals while incarcerated is supported with a Read More Successes on FCWPP-supported bills … and work left to do [...]

March 4, 2014, 9:01 am

Most bills still under consideration by the 2014 state legislature must be voted on by the end of this week

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Dear FCWPP Activist-

Most bills still under consideration by the 2014 state legislature must be voted on by the end of this week to become law this year. If you have not yet sent your legislators an email, or called their offices, this is your last chance this session. Encourage action on the bills Read More Most bills still under consideration by the 2014 state legislature must be voted on by the end of this week [...]

February 21, 2014, 4:36 pm

Bill Tracker Feb. 21

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Friends- Click here for the status as of Feb. 20 of all the bills the Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy has been working on this session. Bill numbers, which committees the bill is in, and what needs to happen next is listed for each one, along with a brief summary of what change will Read More Bill Tracker Feb. 20 [...]

February 19, 2014, 11:43 pm

Bill Tracker as of Feb. 19, 2014

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Friends- Click here for the status, as of February 19, 2014, of all the bills the Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy has been working on this session. Bill numbers, which committees the bill is in, and what needs to happen next is listed for each one, along with a brief summary of what change Read More Bill Tracker as of Feb. 19, 2014 [...]

February 8, 2014, 1:10 am

Oppose SB 5991 study nuclear power to replace electricity generated from fossil fuels.

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Friends,We urge you to contact your representatives in the Washington State House to:

OPPOSE SB 5991. Senate Bill 5991 specifies a study of nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels. OPPOSE:According to the digest, this bill “Creates a joint select task force on nuclear energy to study Read More OPPOSE SB 5991 study nuclear power to replace electricity from fossil fuels. [...]

February 8, 2014, 12:54 am

Support House Bill 2347 enhance safety of oil transport

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Friends, We urge you to contact your representatives in the Washington State House to: SUPPORT HB 2347

House Bill 2347 is intended to enhance the safety of the transportation of oil.

SUPPORT:Even though tens of thousands of Washington residents showed up at public hearings last year to protest the trend, the number and length of Read More SUPPORT HB 2347 enhanced safety of oil transport [...]

February 4, 2014, 9:46 pm

Oppose House Bill 2676 which reduces the incentives to produce additional new renewable energy

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Friends,

We urge you to contact your Representatives in the Washington State House to OPPOSE HB 2676. This bill currently is in the House Rules Committee and may be voted on in the full House soon.

This bill would reduce the incentives to produce additional new renewable energy by making power currently produced by the Read More OPPOSE HB 2676 which reduces the incentives to produce additional new renewable energy [...]