Take action for public education

2024 Legislative Session is over but our advocacy continues  IMG_0339

Speaking out for our students, schools, and colleges continues year-round!

  1. Join WEA-PAC and help elect pro-education, pro-labor candidates.
  2. Sign the pledge and take part in the No School Vouchers campaign.
  3. Vote for pro-education, pro-labor candidates in the 2024 elections.

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.