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Here's how you can stay up to speed with legislative and political news that affects students, educators and public schools – and take action with other union members and supporters.

  1. Help show legislators why our priorities are important.  Share your experiences:
  2. Text ADVOCACY to 833-258-6815 to get regular legislative and election updates by text message
  3. Visit WashingtonEA.org/Advocacy and subscribe to the advocacy blog
  4. Like and follow WEA Advocacy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  5. Post using the hashtags #WaEdu and #WaLeg 
  6. Call your legislator's office. Need your legislator's contact information? Find it here!  
  7. Call the Legislative Hotline at 800-562-6000 and leave a message for your lawmakers.

About the Washington Legislature

The WEA Government Relations Team

  • Julie Salvi, Lead Lobbyist on salaries and competitive pay, school operating funding, school bargaining laws, WA Cares, Paid Family Medical Leave, Worker’s Comp (L & I), Unemployment, Department of Health, mental health supports and partnerships, gun safety
  • Simone Boe, Lobbyist on higher education, school nutrition, homeless and foster youth, simple majority – bonds, election laws, union rights, revenue
  • Jared Mason-Gere, Lobbyist on health care, pensions, school construction, graduation pathways, student behaviors and discipline, attendance laws
  • Nasue Nishida, Lobbyist on certification and evaluation, professional development, educator workforce development and diversity, Paraeducator training, dual language programs, curriculum including ethnic studies and inclusive curriculum, mastery-based learning, educator prep programs, transitional Kindergarten
  • Samantha Casne, Political Organizer
  • Emily Hansen, Political Organizer
  • Hillary Hunt, Political Organizer
  • Cassie Carrillo, Government Relations Assistant
  • Djibril Diop, Director of Government Relations

WEA Government Relations office phone: 360-943-3150

For candidates seeking endorsement, Council WEA-PAC leaders manage the endorsement process locally.  If you're interested in connecting with those leaders, contact Hillary Hunt or Cassie Carrillo.