Kim Abel, former Port Orchard mayor and current League of Women
Voters of Washington Lobby Team Chair, sent this e-mail message out
Dear League Members,
Now more than ever we must stop devastating cuts to education, healthcare, environmental programs, and services for the most vulnerable. The future of our state and our economic prosperity depends on it!
This is one of those times YOU can make a difference by showing up in Olympia! This Saturday and this Monday your presence is needed. In light of increasing needs for services and lowered revenues sources hit by this terrible recession, the League needs you to make a difference.
First, this Saturday morning, the House Finance committee is holding a hearing on very important bills to help preserve services and programs important to the League. The hearing addresses Tim Eyman’s Initiative 960 (SB 6843 and SB 6130), and a bill that would close $210 million in tax loopholes, (HB 3176). The hearing is this Saturday, February 13th, at 9:00a.m. in Hearing Room A in the John L. O’Brien Building on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. To ensure a space, please be there by 8:15am. League Lobby Team members will be there to support planned speakers. You can help them by signing in to support the bills above and stay to show your support with your attendance.
Second, whether you can make the Saturday hearing or not, we need YOU to make a difference by attending the Rally to Protect our Future on President’s Day, Monday, February 15th. As part of the Rebuilding Our Economic Future Coalition, the League needs to show that Washington supports a positive, balanced approach to our state budget that includes new revenue, not just cuts.
It’s incredibly important to show up at the Capitol for these two events. It is not our usual phone call or email (although you can still do that, call your Representatives and share your support for the bills being heard tomorrow), but in this sound/sight bite era, it is very important to be present! Please call your League friends, your co-workers, your neighbors and your relatives and fill up a vehicle and join us in Olympia.
Thank you for all that you do,
LWVWA Lobby Team Chair