Monthly Archives: December 2016

Hasegawa to serve on crucial committees in state Senate

December 22nd, 2016|

OLYMPIA – Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, retains seats on three critical committees in the Washington state Senate.

Hasegawa will continue to serve on the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee, the Senate Rules committee and the Senate budgetary committee, Ways & Means. Any bill that goes to the floor of the Senate for a final vote must pass through Rules and/or Ways & Means.

“This session is going to be significant on many fronts, including education equity and funding and addressing income inequality through tax reform,” Hasegawa said on Wednesday. “The committees I serve on are central to these issues and I will continue to give the 11th district a voice where it counts in state government.”

For full list of committee appointments and leadership, please click here.

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For more information, please contact: Clare DeLong (360) 786-7887

 

VIDEO: Race and voting rights in America

December 16th, 2016|

OLYMPIA – The 2017 legislative session begins on Jan. 9, where many important issues will be before the Legislature – including the Washington State Voting Rights Act. At a recent conference for state legislators, Rev. Dr. William Barber II gave a speech about the battle for voting rights in the U.S. now and in the past, and the critical role the federal Voting Rights Act played in overriding voter suppression efforts.

In a time of deep political division, Rev. Barber reminded lawmakers of the power of unity by saying, “Democracy depends on everyday people standing together in public and refusing to be divided by those who refuse to serve the common good.”

To watch Rev. Barber’s speech, please click above, or the link here.

For information on the most recent version of the Washington State Voting Rights Act, please click here.