Periodically during a legislative session, WSSDA’s strategic advocacy team will call on school board members to contact legislators to request urgent action. The advocacy team does this when the voices of WSSDA members are essential to promote legislative action supporting the positions and priorities adopted during WSSDA’s General Assembly.
Yesterday we asked our network to reach out to Senate Ways and Means Committee members to schedule SSB 5128 for a vote in executive session and of the House Appropriations Committee to schedule HB 1476 for a hearing. As a result, SSB 5128 has already been scheduled for a vote on Thursday, February 11th.
This week, WSSDA provided verbal and/or written testimony on the following bills:
Representative Alex Ybarra, House Education Ranking Minority Member and former Quincy School Board Member, shares his perspectives on the 2021 Legislative Session.
Sierra Owens, Student Representative on the Riverview School Board, shares her experience testifying on HB 1373 on behalf of WSSDA.
If you want to provide testimony as an individual, school board member, or on behalf of WSSDA, email WSSDA Strategic Advocacy Director Marissa Rathbone for more information.
If you have a student leader who would like to provide testimony, email WSSDA Strategic Advocacy Coordinator Logan Endres for more information.
The information above is excerpted from the full February 5 issue of InSession. View the full issue for more resources and information.