Reflecting on week two of the 2021 legislative session, we know more now than we did in week one, but not as much as we’ll know in week three. Each day, WSSDA’s strategic advocacy team is learning new ways for engaging with our legislators and their staff. We know that concise, compelling testimony and direct communication to our legislators and their staff are essential.
This week, WSSDA provided verbal and/or written testimony on the following bills:
Friday morning started with five student leaders testifying in support of HB 1162 regarding graduation waivers and pathways. The students shared their personal stories and the stories of other students to illustrate the need for additional graduation requirements and credit options.
Here are the students that testified in support of HB 1162:
You may also view the full House Education Committee hearing.
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 22 issue of InSession. View the full issue for more resources and information.