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Vidhi Mehrotra serves as page in Washington State Senate

Vidhi Mehrotra serves as page in Washington State Senate

Vidhi Mehrotra, a tenth grader at the Overlake School in Redmond, served as a page for the Washington State Senate the week of Jan. 16. Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) sponsored her week at the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. During week-long interactive learning experience, students are visited by guest ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Dhingra resolution to honor India’s Republic Day on Thursday

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dhingra resolution to honor India’s Republic Day on Thursday

Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) will sponsor a resolution honoring the 74th anniversary of India’s Republic Day on the floor of the Washington State Senate on Thursday, Jan. 26. There will be a reception at 11:30 am in the Senate Rules Room, followed by the Republic Day Resolution, which will be read on the Senate floor at 12:30 pm. WHO: Sen. Manka ...

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WA Senate to hear five abortion protection bills Tuesday

WA Senate to hear five abortion protection bills Tuesday

OLYMPIA – On the heels of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Democrats in the Washington State Legislature are proposing comprehensive action to strengthen state protections for reproductive freedom. On Tuesday, five bills will be heard across three Senate committees, as well as several more in House committees. “Hearing and considering all of these bills on the same day demonstrates the ...

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Jillian Baer serves as page in Washington State Senate

Jillian Baer serves as page in Washington State Senate

Jillian Baer, 14, served as a page for the Washington State Senate the week of January 9. Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) sponsored their week at the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to learn how the state government works. The interactive learning experience lets students experience the Legislature directly by delivering papers for Senate staff, as well ...

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HEARING ADVISORY: Gender-based pricing ban to be heard in Senate

HEARING ADVISORY: Gender-based pricing ban to be heard in Senate

HEARING ADVISORY: Gender-based pricing ban to be heard in Senate SB 5171, the gender-based pricing ban, is scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Senate Hearing Room 4. Testimony is expected from students at Lake Washington High School who brought the bill forward. The hearing can ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Dhingra, students to file bill banning gender-based pricing

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dhingra, students to file bill banning gender-based pricing

Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) will file a bill Wednesday banning gender-based price discrimination. Consumer products marketed to women often come with a higher price tag than equivalent ones marketed to men. Dhingra will be joined by students from Lake Washington High School who brought forward the idea for a bill to prevent such discrimination. WHO: Sen. Manka Dhingra, students ...

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Dhingra: Washington state will protect reproductive rights

Dhingra: Washington state will protect reproductive rights

Upon the announcement of the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade today in the Dobbs v. Jackson case, Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) released this statement:

“Abortion care is healthcare. Today the Supreme Court rolled back 50 years of precedent and took away rights that women have counted on for generations. “Here in Washington state, we will continue to ...

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Stay in touch during interim!

Stay in touch during interim!

Dear neighbors, Serving the people of the 45th District is truly one of the great honors of my lifetime, and I will be continuing to work on the issues that matter to us. For the next few months, though, election year restrictions on official communications kick in. I will not be able to send official e-newsletters or update my legislative website ...

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Dhingra awarded American Psychiatric Association’s highest honor

Dhingra awarded American Psychiatric Association’s highest honor

OLYMPIA – The American Psychiatric Association has awarded Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) the Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award, the highest honor it confers upon public servants. “Over the past five years, we have had a tremendous number of people come together in our state to transform our behavioral health system,” said Dhingra, who served as the first chair of the ...

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Senate passes transportation package that would better connect Eastside

Senate passes transportation package that would better connect Eastside

OLYMPIA – Residents on the east side of Lake Washington would see major improvements to their transportation infrastructure because of legislation passed by the Senate today. “Whether we live in Bothell or Bellevue, Redmond or Renton, we are all interconnected in the fastest growing part of our state,” said Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond). “To maintain our dynamic economy and our ...

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