What I’ve been up to during the legislative interim

November 14th, 2019|

The time between sessions, interim, is the time when deeper learning can happen around issues and concerns of importance to constituents and the state. This interim my focus has been to deepen my learning around things new to me, and deepen my listening around things I know more about. Areas of learning this interim included:

  • NW Seaport Alliance in Tacoma
  • Pierce Transit
  • Industrial mitigation and salmon restoration sites
  • Coca Cola
  • CannaBusiness
  • Port of Tacoma
  • Starbucks
  • Port of Seattle/ WA Maritime Federation
  • Puget Sound Pilots
  • West Hylebos Wetlands Park with the City of Federal Way & the Washington Wildlife Recreation Coalition

Senate workgroup/steering committee/commission appointments included:

  • Child Support Schedule Work Group
  • Early Learning Strategic Plan Steering Committee
  • LGBTQ Commission
  • Early Learning Advisory Council
  • Child Care Collaborative Task Force

Stakeholder/advocate conversations included:

  • Reach Out & Read
  • United Way of King County
  • Arc of King County
  • Washington Business Roundtable
  • WA School Nurses Association
  • WA School Counselors Association
  • School’s Out Washington
  • Washington State Head Start & ECEAP Association
  • Ironworkers Local 86
  • Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness
  • Trillium Employment Services
  • Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  • Treehouse
  • Credible Messengers
  • Paros Los Niño’s
  • NW Filmworks
  • MultiCultural Family Hope Center
  • Children’s Alliance
  • Within Reach
  • Mujer al Volante
  • South King County LGBTQ Housing Committee
  • Alvin Ailey Dance /Seattle Theatre Guild

These interim efforts will continue until the first day of the 2020 session on Monday, Jan. 13. I am thankful for your support and look forward to continuing to serve and represent you and everyone else in our 30th Legislative District.