Posted inEconomic Security, Legislative Advocacy, Policy Topics

House Speaker Frank Chopp blasts Senate Republicans for “abuse of power”

Wash­ing­ton State House Speak­er Frank Chopp, who rep­re­sents Seat­tl’s 43rd Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict along with Jamie Ped­er­sen, has just issued a state­ment blast­ing Sen­ate Repub­li­cans and their three col­lab­o­ra­tors (who call them­selves Democ­rats) for hijack­ing the Leg­is­la­ture’s upper cham­ber and advanc­ing their own back­room bud­get to the floor for imme­di­ate adop­tion. Here is what he has […]

Posted inCivil Liberties, Legislative Advocacy, Policy Topics

Marriage equality gains twenty-fifth vote in state Senate; Haugen to vote yes

Great news this after­noon: We final­ly have the votes to pass mar­riage equal­i­ty in the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture! Min­utes ago, Sen­a­tor Mary Mar­garet Hau­gen — who had pre­vi­ous­ly said she was only will­ing to sup­port putting the issue on the bal­lot for a pub­lic vote — reversed her posi­tion and decid­ed to join the forces […]