Category Archives: News Release

02 Mar
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to break cycle of poverty

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians caught in the cycle of intergenerational poverty would have greater hope for a pathway to self-sufficiency, under a bill passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the Senate today. “This bill is about changing the manner in ...

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01 Mar
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to expand clemency for rehabilitated individuals

OLYMPIA – Washington state could provide hope to incarcerated people who have transformed themselves, under a bill passed by the Senate today. “The criminal justice system sees people at their worst moment in life,” said Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), the ...

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25 Feb
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Dhingra statement on Supreme Court decision on drug possession

OLYMPIA – In a decision released this morning, the Washington Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the state law that makes simple possession of drugs a felony crime, because it does not require prosecutors to prove that the possession was intentional. “This ...

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24 Feb
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Senate unanimously passes bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will gain crucial protections and supports, and abusers will be held more accountable, if four bills passed unanimously by the Senate become law. SB 5180, passed today, would make it easier ...

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23 Feb
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Dhingra: Duty-to-intervene bill empowers officers to do the right thing

OLYMPIA – If a law enforcement officer uses excessive force, fellow officers would have a duty to intervene to stop it, under a bill passed today by the Senate. “I have had the pleasure of working with many law enforcement ...

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05 Feb
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Dhingra: Injustice for one is injustice for all

REDMOND – Today Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) released this statement regarding protests by farmers in India: “Injustice for one is injustice for all. Farmers in India are standing up for their rights and their livelihoods, and we in Washington must ...

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18 Jan
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Proposed bill would help people facing domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking

OLYMPIA – Washington state could create a significantly more accessible and effective civil protection order system with the passage of legislation sponsored by Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland). SB 5297 and its companion HB 1320 would ...

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12 Jan
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Senators propose bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

OLYMPIA – Three Washington state senators are taking a multi-pronged approach to supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as the criminal justice system responds to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), Sen. Annette Cleveland ...

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05 Jan
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Legislators propose bills to hold police accountable

OLYMPIA – Washington legislators took a major step today to hold police officers accountable for their actions. Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek), and Rep. Bill Ramos (D-Issaquah) filed three bills that would hold law enforcement officers ...

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28 Oct
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Sen. Dhingra applauds first-ever national survey of Sikh Americans

Upon release of the first-ever national survey of Sikh Americans, by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) released the following statement. Please see this link for the press release about the survey results. ...

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