Be an Action Hero! This Week’s Actions (Week of Feb. 10-16)

Be an Action Hero! This Week’s Actions (Week of Feb. 10-16)

Events & Actions for This Week

Indivisible Lobby Day (& Virtual Lobby Day)

Friday, February 15, 2019
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Indivisibles from CD 10 are putting together our first Indivisible Lobby Day for the state of Washington. Held in Olympia, the event will include the following:

  • Morning briefings on active bills that fall within Indivisible’s priorities, what to expect during our legislator visits, and talking points.
  • Lunch
  • Meetings with legislators to briefly discuss talking points and leave an informational document.
  • Debriefing meeting with our fellow Indivisibles to share what we’ve learned.

If you’d like to join us, please email us at IndivisibleTacomaChapter@Gmail.Com. We need 2-3 people for the 27th, 28th, & 29th legislative districts. Alas, we can’t take more because space is limited.

If you can’t come…

  • Call & say you want these things for Washington: Fair elections, a Green New Deal, single payer, tax corporations & the wealthy, affordable housing & tenants rights, oppose ICE, and halt projects that harm our communities & our planet. Here’s the hotline:  1-800-562-6000 (TTY for Hearing Impaired 800.833.6388)
  • Watch the livestream here:

For a full list of links to contact info, visit the Legislative Information Center’s contact info page.


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Indivisible Washington Phone Calls for the Week

Please call our state lawmakers about the agenda items below. You can visit the Legislative Information Center page for contact info or Sorry we’re late getting some of these to you, but these calls only take a minute.

2/11/2019 Monday – Labor: Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce on 2/11/19 at 10:00 AM

  • SB 5717 – Concerning employer and employee scheduling. Requires food service, hospitality, and retail establishments with more than 100 employees worldwide to provide employees 14 days’ notice of work schedules. Hunt is a sponsor. Companion bill HB 1491 was heard on 2/5/18.

2/12/2019 Tuesday – Environment & Clean Energy, Civil Rights


Bills to Support: Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2/12/19 at 3:30 PM

  • SB 5116  Supporting Washington’s clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future. The bill was first heard on 1/17/18. Hunt is a sponsor.
  • HB 1211 Companion to SB 5116 will be heard in House Committee on Finance on 2/12/18 at 8:00 AM in anticipation of other legislative action. Doglio and Dolan are sponsors.

Civil Rights

Bills to Support: House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2/12/19 at 10:00 AM

  • HB 1376  Addresses Christian Science treatment, faith-based exemptions, and the criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults. Need to protect vulnerable persons from abuse such as withholding food, water, shelter.  Companion bill SB 5749 has not yet been heard.

2/13/2019 Wednesday Homelessness, Housing Affordability, & Healthcare

Homeless/Housing Bills to Support: Senate Committee on Housing Stability & Affordability on 2/13/19 at 1:30 PM

  • SB 5812  Concerning local governments planning and zoning for accessory dwelling units.
  • Companion bill HB 1797 is not yet scheduled for a hearing. Doglio and Barkis are sponsors.

Healthcare Bills to Support: Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2/13/19 at 1:30 PM

  • SB 5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education. Hunt is a sponsor. Companion bill   HB 1407  has not yet been heard. Dolan and Doglio are sponsors.

2/14/2019 Thursday – Education

Education Bills to Support: Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2/14/19 at 3:30 PM

  • SB 5393  Establishing a statewide free college program by changing the state need grant to the Washington college promise scholarship. Hunt is a sponsor. Bill originally heard on 1/22 by Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development. Companion bill  HB 1340 referred to Appropriations on 2/7/19.

2/15/2019 Friday Healthcare, Government, & LGBTQ

Healthcare Bills to Support: Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on 2/15/19 at 8:00 AM

  • SB 5602  Eliminating barriers to reproductive health care for all. State law should be enhanced to ensure greater coverage of and timely access to reproductive health care for the benefit of all, regardless of immigration status, or gender identity or expression. Hunt is a sponsor. Companion bill HB 1612 has not yet had a hearing.

Government & LGBTQ Bills to Support: House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations on 2/15/19 at 8:00 AM.

  • HB 1698  Requiring disclosure of federal income tax returns of presidential candidates prior to appearing in the primary. Dolan & Doglio are sponsors Companion bill SB 5078 was heard on 2/1/19.

LGBTQ Bills to Support: Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM

  • SB 5356  Establishing the Washington state LGBTQ commission. To ensure equal opportunity for all  Washingtonians, the Legislature establishes a commission to identify the needs of the LGBTQ community and ensure that there is an effective means for advocating for LGBTQ equity in all aspects of  state government. Hunt is a sponsor.
  • SB5342 Providing a nonbinary gender category in applications for certain programs. Voter registration, driver’s license and learner permit applications will include nonbinary as a gender category. Hunt is a sponsor.