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  • Sen. Patty Murray
    (202) 224-2621 | Email

  • Sen. Maria Cantwell
    (202) 224-3441 | Email

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene (1st)
    (202) 225-6311 | Email

  • Rep. Kim Schrier (8th)
    (202) 225-7761 | Email

  • Rep. Adam Smith (9th)
    (202) 225-8901 | Email

  • For the Week of March 18, 2019

    🔷 To our Muslim community members of Indivisible Eastside:

    Assalamu Alaikoum!

    We reach out in solidarity to offer our support and condolences following the attacks on our Muslim sisters and brothers in Christchurch, NZ. We see the corrosive effect that outspoken hate and bigotry has wrought globally in encouraging these attacks, and we redouble our efforts to counter this through organization, community, and love. We stand with you, our neighbors, our friends, our family.

    We will follow the lead of our neighbors CAIR-Washington State and MAPS AMEN in supporting the Muslim community. We stand with you.

    🔷 Thank you to the 23 Alphabet Resisters who came out Thursday to support last Friday’s Youth Climate Strike.

    🔷 The election for Seat #1 of the King Conservation District (KCD) Board of Supervisors begins March 18th. All Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and who set policy and direction for the conservation district.  Registered voters who reside within the conservation district boundary are eligible to vote, however YOU MUST REQUEST a Mail-in, Paper Ballot in order to vote. Please review the candidates and request a ballot to vote to shape the makeup of this commission whose 6M budget is funded primarily by a per-parcel assessment fee. The voting period ends March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm.

    🔷 Here are your 3 actions for this week.

    Action 1 – [WA STATE HOUSE] Pass Bills out of Committee Part 1 – Action deadline 3/18

    From Indivisible Kirkland

    The Legislative session is now half over. Bills that passed their original chamber (either House or Senate) are now starting their journey through the opposite chamber.  The bills that are still alive have been sent to a policy committee in the opposite chamber and are awaiting hearings or votes to move out of committee. The bills below are being considered in committee early this week.  Please contact these Committee chairs TODAY to demonstrate your support. Simply click on their names and your email program will open with the subject line filled in. Then write a short statement of support. If you live in the chair’s LD, make sure to give your address in the email and mention that you’re a constituent.

    House Environment & Energy Committee (Please email Committee Chair: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon.)

    • SB 5323:  Establishes minimum state standards for plastic bag use in retail; manages plastic packaging manufacturers. Hearing 3/18 1:30 pm
    • SB 5135: Preventing toxic pollution that affects public health or the environment. Hearing 3/21 8 am.
    • SB 5116: 100% clean electricity: transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future in Washington. Hearing 3/19 3:30 pm

    Senate Environment & Technology Committee (Please email Vice Chair: Sen. Guy Palumbo. ) Bonus: If you’re in LD 41 click on the bill link and comment – Sen. Wellman is on this committee.

    • HB 1110:  Reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation. Hearing 3/19 10 am. Bonus: Rep. Springer voted Nay on this bill. If you’re in LD 45, comment on the bill and ask him why.
    • HB 1578: Reducing threats to southern resident orcas by improving the safety of oil transportation. Hearing 3/19 10 am.
    • HB 1579:  Implementing recommendations of the southern resident killer whale task force related to increasing chinook abundance. Hearing 3/19 1:30 pm.

    Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee (Please email Committee Chair: Sen. Lisa Wellman.) Bonus: If you’re in LD 5 click on the bill link and comment – Sen. Mullet is on this committee.

    • HB 1344:  Concerning child care access. Hearing 3/18 1:30 pm

    House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee (Please email Committee Chair: Rep. Laurie Jinkins.) Bonus: if you’re in LD 41, 45 or 48, click on the bill link and comment – Rep. Thai, Rep. Goodman and Rep. Walen are on this committee.

    • SB 5508:  Clarifying background check requirements for concealed pistol license. Hearing 3/19 10 am

    House State Government Committee (Please email Committee Chair:  Rep. Mia Gregerson.) Bonus: if you’re in LD 41 click on the bill link and comment – Rep. Senn is on this committee.

    • SB 5063:  Providing prepaid postage for all election ballots. Hearing 3/22 8 am
    • SB 5294:  Creating legal provisions for legislative service. Hearing 3/19 1:30 am
    • SB 5287:  Ensuring accurate redistricting. No hearing scheduled

    Action 2 – [WA STATE SENATE] Pass Bills out of Committee Part 2 Action deadline 3/19

    From Indivisible Kirkland

    The Legislative session is now half over. Bills that passed their original chamber (either House or Senate) are now starting their journey through the opposite chamber.  The bills that are still alive have been sent to a policy committee in the opposite chamber and are awaiting hearings or votes to move out of committee. The bills below are being considered in committee this week.  Please contact these Committee chairs TODAY to demonstrate your support. Simply click on their names and your email program will open with the subject line filled in. Then write a short statement of support.  If you live in the chair’s LD, make sure to give your address in the email and mention that you’re a constituent.

    House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee (Please email Committee Chair: Rep. Laurie Jinkins.) Bonus: if you’re in LD 41, 45 or 48, click on the bill link and comment – Rep. Thai, Rep. Goodman and Rep. Walen are on this committee.

    • SB 5497:  Keep Washington Working; Establishing a statewide policy supporting WA’s economy and immigrants’ role in the workplace. Hearing 3/22 10 am
    • SB 5181:  Temporarily restricting firearms access after involuntary 72-hour hold. Hearing 3/20 8 am

    House Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Committee (Please email Committee Chair: Rep. Brian Blake.) Bonus: If you’re in LD 5 or 45 please click on the bill links and comment – Rep. Ramos and Rep. Springer are on this committee.

    • SB 5077:  Prohibits single-use plastic straws. Hearing 3/21 8 am
    • SB 5577:  Concerning the protection of southern resident orcas from vessels. Hearing 3/20 8 am

    House Health Care & Wellness Committee (Please email Committee Chair: Rep. Eileen Cody.) Bonus: if you’re in LD 41, click on the bill link and comment – Rep. Thai is on this committee.

    • SB 5602:  Reproductive Health Care for All Act. Hearing 3/20 1:30 pm

    Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources Committee (Please email Committee Chair:  Sen. Kevin Van De Wege.)

    • HB 1114:  Reduces food waste to fight hunger and reduce environmental impacts. Hearing 3/21 1:30 pm

    Senate Law & Justice (Please email Vice Chair: Sen. Manka Dhingra.) Bonus: If you’re in LD 48 click on the bill link and comment – Sen. Kuderer is on this committee.

    • HB 1041:  (New Hope Act) Promoting successful reentry by modifying the process for obtaining certificates of discharge and vacating conviction records. Hearing 3/21 10 am.

    Senate State Government Committee (Please email Vice Chair: Sen. Patty Kuderer.)

    • HB 1379:  Concerning disclosure of contributions from political committees to other political committees. Hearing 3/20 8 am
    • HB 1251:  Concerning security breaches of election systems or election data including by foreign entities. Hearing 3/20 8 am

    Action 3 – [US HOUSE & SENATE] Fight FOR DACA and AGAINST Muslim Ban

    From Indivisible.org

    Family separations don’t just happen at the border. It’s important to remember that family separations happen every day in the U.S. as a result of raids and detention at the hands of ICE. It also happens through Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim and asylum bans that are preventing families from entering the U.S., and in many cases reuniting with loved ones who are already living in the U.S. Additionally, Dreamers and TPS holders remain at risk of deportation due to Trump’ elimination of protections for these groups.

    New bills in Congress would provide permanent relief to those affected by Trump’s policies. Trump will continue to attack immigrants. And the biggest fights we’ll see over the next two years will likely be over the funding levels for those agencies implementing Trump’s out-of-control deportation machine. However, House Democrats have introduced a series of bills that would undo some of the damage to immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities and provide relief for those at risk of deportation.

    Tell your MoCs to cosponsor the following bills and demand that the House pass them.

    • H.R. 6 – American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This bill would provide permanently relief to Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED holders. The lead sponsors of this effort are Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), and Yvette Clarke (NY-09). This bill was introduced on March 12 – All 7 Democratic Reps are co-sponsors! Let’s thank them.
    • H.R. 810 / S. 246 Muslim Ban and Asylum Ban Repeal. This bill would fully repeal Trump’s Muslim and Asylum Bans, ensuring that families from affected countries and asylum seekers from Central America won’t continue to face unconstitutional discrimination. It would allow people from affected communities to reunite with families in the U.S. Senator Murray and Rep Adam Smith are co-sponsors, but Sen. Cantwell, Rep. Schrier and Rep. DelBene are not.

    • Rep. Suzan DelBene (1st): DC 202-225-6311 | Bothell 425-485-0085 | EMAIL
    • Rep. Kim Schrier (8th): DC 202-225-7761 | Issaquah TBD | EMAIL
    • Rep. Adam Smith (9th): DC 202-225-8901 | Renton 425-793-5180 | EMAIL

    Sample Script for Rep. Smith:

    Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY, ZIP] and I’m a member of Indivisible Eastside. Thank you for your leadership in co-sponsoring two important bills, H.R. 6 – American Dream and Promise Act and H.R. 810 Muslim and Asylum Ban Repeal. As you know, family separations don’t just happen at the border. ICE raids and the Muslim and asylum bans also hurt families by preventing them from seeking refuge, or split family members from loved ones living in the U.S. Also, Dreamers and TPS holders have had their protections eliminated by Trump. I support compassionate immigration reform, not Trump’s out-of-control deportation machine.

    Sample Script for Reps. Schrier and DelBene:

    Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY, ZIP] and I’m a member of Indivisible Eastside. Thank you for your leadership in co-sponsoring H.R. 6 – American Dream and Promise Act. However, there is another bill that I want you to co-sponsor – H.R. 810 Muslim and Asylum Ban Repeal. As you know, family separations don’t just happen at the border. ICE raids and the Muslim and asylum bans also hurt families by preventing them from seeking refuge, or split family members from loved ones living in the U.S. Also, Dreamers and TPS holders have had their protections eliminated by Trump. I support compassionate immigration reform, not Trump’s out-of-control deportation machine. Please co-sponsor H.R. 810 as your colleagues Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Denny Heck and Rick Larsen have.

    Sample Script for Sen. Murray:

    Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY, ZIP] and I’m a member of Indivisible Eastside. Thank you for your leadership in co-sponsoring S. 246 – The Muslim and Asylum Ban Repeal. As you know, family separations don’t just happen at the border. ICE raids and the Muslim and asylum bans also hurt families by preventing them from seeking refuge, or split family members from loved ones living in the U.S.

    Dreamers and TPS holders have had their protections eliminated by Trump. I support compassionate immigration reform, not Trump’s out-of-control deportation machine. If a companion bill to H.R. 6 – American Dream and Promise Act is introduced in the Senate, I hope you will become a co-sponsor.

    Sample Script for Sen. Cantwell:

    Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY, ZIP] and I’m a member of Indivisible Eastside. I am calling to ask you to join Senator Patty Murray in co-sponsoring S. 246 – The Muslim and Asylum Ban Repeal. As you know, family separations don’t just happen at the border. ICE raids and the Muslim and asylum bans also hurt families by preventing them from seeking refuge, or split family members from loved ones living in the U.S. Also, Dreamers and TPS holders have had their protections eliminated by Trump. I support compassionate immigration reform, not Trump’s out-of-control deportation machine. If a companion bill to H.R. 6. – American Dream and Promise Act is introduced in the Senate, I hope you will become a co-sponsor.

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