The third week of the 2021 legislative session gave us two big takeaways.
Week three reminded us that:
Legislators have told us that their lawmaking work has benefited from hearing stories and data from school board members directly through testimony. This reminds us of the importance of engaging many different voices in our advocacy efforts. Also, seeing that we gave testimony to so many legislative committees, we are reminded that public education and many other sectors of our government highly impact each other.
This week, WSSDA provided verbal and/or written testimony on the following bills:
Listen in as Senator, and University Place school director, T’wina Nobles shares her perspective on how the session is going, how her priorities are advancing, and how you can support them.
If you want to provide testimony as an individual, school board member, or on behalf of WSSDA, email WSSDA Strategic Advocacy Director Marissa Rathbone for more information.
If you have a student leader who would like to provide testimony, email WSSDA Strategic Advocacy Coordinator Logan Endres for more information.
The information above is excerpted from the full January 29 issue of InSession. View the full issue for more resources and information.