Legislative session is action packed – here’s what you need to know to get involved.
In Olympia, our elected officials will be making important decisions in the coming weeks that can tip the scales on environmental progress in Washington. Because of your activism and support during last political season, we have a strong set of environmental champions elected to our state legislature. They have an opportunity to make big strides on fighting climate change, protecting our communities’ health, preserving our natural resources, funding transportation and education, and much more.
WCV is a member of the Environmental Priorities Coalition, a united force of organizations across Washington who set key policy priorities. This year our four priorities are:
- Act on Climate
- Sustainable Water Management
- Action for Toxic-Free Food Packaging
- Oil Spill Prevention Act
And for the first time ever, the coalition has also adopted a Partnership Agenda to support the work being led by partners outside the coalition and that are important for environmental progress. The inaugural Partnership Agenda items are the WA Voting Rights Act, Preventable Pesticide Drift Exposure, Solar Fairness Act, and Presumptive Disease for Firefighters. Read more about the Environmental Priorities Coalition.
Ready to jump in and advocate for this environmental progress? Session is only 60 days long, so we have until March to see this progress unfold. Here’s how you can plug in.
Stay up to date by joining our Legislative Session Rapid Response team.
You’ll receive updates and opportunities to get involved in your community, in Olympia, and even online or over the phones. Whether you call your legislators, help us connect with constituents in key districts, attend town halls, or join us for actions in Olympia, your work during this short legislative session will help secure big wins for the environment.
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Attend a phone bank and activate others.
Each week we mobilize constituents in key legislative districts across Washington state to take action for the environment by calling their decision makers. We use our knowledge of what is happening in Olympia and what issues need our support the most to decide what to call about and who to call. Join us each Wednesday!
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Connect with your elected officials.
Your legislators represent YOU, which means they need to hear your perspective and prioritize the issues that matter to your community. You can reach out to them directly with your message, or find a town hall meeting in your neighborhood. Make your voice heard!
Still have questions? We’re happy to help. Connect with Emily Krieger, at email@example.com or 206.631.2644.