- A revisit of the Abortion Insurance Mandate bill. Democrats may be wearying on this one, however, knowing that it has no chance of passing a Republican-controlled Senate.
An effort to overturn the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision. Announced by some Olympia Democrats, this effort is unlikely to gain any traction. Read more at: Washington senators face uphill battle in effort to overturn Hobby Lobby decision, protect contraceptive care.
Don’t be shy about contacting your representative(s) or senator about an issue, concern or an impending bill. Here are some of the easiest ways to do so. (Calling ahead and scheduling an appointment for a personal, face-to-face visit is best. Just be sure to do your homework first. More on that in an upcoming post.)
You can contact your senator or representative toll-free via the Legislative Hotline at: 1.800.562.6000. Be prepared to provide your name and street address when leaving a message. Hotline staff will also fulfill requests for bills and other legislative documents and can answer questions about meeting times and places, pending legislation and the legislative process.
The Hotline is open from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday when the legislative is in session. It is open from 8:00 to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when the legislature is not in session.
If you’re not sure which WA legislative district you’re in or who your state rep(s) or senator is, click here to find out. You can find your congressional district on the same page by filling in your address, city and zip code in the box provided.
You can email your state rep. or senator from the Member E-mail List page. Click on your legislator’s name to go to the e-mail form for that legislator.
For a list of WA House Republican committee appointments, click here.
For information on WA Senate Republican committee chairmanships, click here.
If you’re a real glutton for punishment, you can sign up for email notifications of updates to committees, schedules, and other information. Enter your contact info. here.
Let the games begin!