Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This week began with the legislature honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both the House and Senate chambers offered floor resolutions remembers Dr. King’s legacy. I spoke in strong support of the resolution and that we are stronger when we work together. Click here to watch my speech.
As we continue working remotely this year, please remember that your participation in the legislative process is more important than ever to ensure that the legislature keeps “of the people” front and center in its decision-making. If there is anything I can do to help you participate, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by phone at (360) 786-7612 and by email at Shelly.Short@leg.wa.gov.
Action Item follow up: Thank you!
Last week, I shared information with you on Senate Bill 5114 which was recently introduced to begin safely reopening Washington and how it would allow for all business affected by the governor’s current shutdowns to reopen safely and immediately under the standards of Phase 2. On Wednesday, the Senate State Government and Elections Committee heard this bipartisan bill and thanks to YOU, over 1,500 people signed in to support this legislation.
Additionally this week, the Senate Business, Financial Services and Trade Committee held a work session where lawmakers were able to ask detailed questions to the state Department of Health on the metrics they’re using for the current restrictions – and point out how we are not consistent with what other states are doing. Click here to watch a replay.