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Senate passes Randall bill to eliminate barriers to reproductive health care

  • March 10th, 2019

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate voted 28-17 today to pass the Reproductive Health Access for All Act (RHAA).

Senate Bill 5602, sponsored by Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton), prohibits health care discrimination on the basis of immigration status or gender identity. 

“Our state has a proud history of protecting and expanding reproductive […]

Senate passes legislation to create LGBTQ Commission

  • March 6th, 2019

OLYMPIA — Legislation to create a state commission to work with state agencies to develop and implement policies to address the unique needs of the LGBTQ community passed off the Senate floor today on a 34-14 vote.

Sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson, Senate Bill 5356 would direct the governor to appoint commissioners […]

LGBTQ Caucus members

Rep. Beth Doglio

22nd District – Olympia

As a progressive, community organizer and a mother of two, Beth has spent the last thirty years in training to take on the trust and aspirations of her community, to secure a thriving, sustainable, just and compassionate future for us all. She is currently serving her second term as a state representative from the 22nd legislative district.

Rep. Laurie Jinkins

27th District – Tacoma

Laurie Jinkins represents the 27th Legislative District in Pierce County, which includes East, Downtown, Hilltop, North, Northeast, West, and part of South Tacoma as well as Ruston and Fife Heights. Her legislative priorities include improving our schools and health care, helping working families and transforming Washington’s revenue structure.

Rep. Christine Kilduff

28th District – University Place

Christine Kilduff is the granddaughter of Irish immigrants who arrived in the United States with little education or savings. Her upbringing made her a strong believer in the power of education to give people a shot at the American Dream. Christine has lived in University Place for the last 17 years. Christine and her spouse and partner of 25 years, Colleen, have two daughters who attend the University Place schools.

Sen. Marko Liias

21st District – Lynnwood

Marko Liias is serving his second term in Senate and serves as Majority Floor Leader. Throughout his service, Marko has focused on policies to advance the economy based on good-paying jobs, a safe and quality education system, and a balanced transportation system. In 2018, his legislation to ban conversion therapy was passed into law.

Rep. Nicole Macri

43rd District – Seattle

Nicole Macri is a longtime resident of Capitol Hill with more than 20 years of experience championing progressive causes on issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. Nicole attended Rutgers University, where she met her partner Deb Cayz, and was the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

Sen. Jamie Pedersen

43rd District – Seattle

Jamie Pedersen grew up in Puyallup, graduated from Puyallup High School and worked at McDonald’s to help put himself through Yale College, where he studied Russian and history, and graduated summa cum laude. Jamie was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 and was appointed to the Senate in December 2013 and is serving his second full term. He lives on Capitol Hill with his husband, Eric Pedersen, and their sons Trygve, Leif, Erik and Anders.

Sen. Emily Randall

26th District – Bremerton

Emily Randall is the daughter of two union workers and was born on the Kitsap Peninsula and raised in Port Orchard. She’s worked for ten years in health care and education fundraising and advocacy and in the Legislature plans to focus on affordable college, apprenticeship and job training programs, and removing health care barriers for Washingtonians. She was elected in 2018.

Sen. Claire Wilson

30th District – Auburn

For 25 years at the Puget Sound Educational Services District, Claire Wilson was an administrator in early education and family involvement. Prior to that, she taught pregnant and parenting teens at Mt. Tahoma High School and was a senior grants and contracts manager for the City of Seattle’s teen parent programs. Claire proudly identifies as a lesbian woman and mother. A long-term resident of the 30th Legislative District, born and raised in Washington State, Claire has lived in South King County since 1999.