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March to your local legislative town hall

03/12/2019
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WEA President Kim Mead (left) joins other Everett Education Association members in Olympia.

March is when many Washington legislators hold town hall meetings – a great chance for WEA members to meet their lawmakers and to support our legislative priorities.

WEA President Kim Mead encourages educators to attend.

“Legislators need to hear from professional educators,” Mead said. “They need to know how their decisions in OIympia affect our students.”

Here’s a partial list of the upcoming legislative town hall meetings:

Many of WEA’s 2019 priorities remain in play:

If you attend your local town hall meeting, be sure to use WEA’s 2019 Legislative Priorities document as a guide to the issues.

Some important school issues aren’t faring as well in the Legislature. On March 12, Democrats in the state Senate voted for the simple majority for school construction bonds, but with no support from Republicans, the measure failed to get the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass.

State Rep. Monica Stonier -- a WEA member -- shares tips for how to talk to legislators:

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