(NOTE: The regular legislative session starts on Monday, January 9. If you’re interested in meeting face-to-face with your legislators, click here for a list of planned citizen lobby days. – ed.)
From Dina Burstein and the Health Care For All Committee:
The Washington State special legislative session failed to fix the $2 billion revenue shortfall in the 2011-2013 state budget. Seven intrepid TBA members went to Olympia during the first week of the special session to lobby against health care cuts and to urge the passage of a fair budget revenue package. Over 3000 people joined the protest against further budget cuts on Monday, November 28 in Olympia. And on Thursday, December 1st, five members of TBA lobbied our members Senator Adam Kline and Representative Reuven Carlyle on the budget. We came away from Olympia better informed and with the urgent need for help from you, the members of Temple Beth Am.
We need you to phone your state senators and representatives, even if you have called before, with the urgent message: “As a member of Temple Beth Am, I urge you to raise revenue to support essential state programs. Do not make any more cuts.”
The legislative hotline number is 1-800-562-6000. If you prefer to e-mail your legislator (or don’t know who represents your district) you can find contact information here.
Please share this information with other TBA members you think might be interested. If you would like to be added to the Health Care For All Committee e-list, please contact Tom Buchanan or Dina Burstein.