Friends, neighbors –
Sine die (aka the final day of session) is Sunday the 25th – just days away! – and we’ve got a lot to celebrate, and a lot of work to keep up. Several of the bills I championed alongside our community have already been signed into law – dismantling systemic barriers to healthcare, advancing disability rights, and investing in higher education opportunities. Still to come: final passage of operating, capital, and transportation budgets that put people first.
In the coming weeks I’ll provide a deep dive into everything we accomplished – for our region and for all of Washington. But for now, keep scrolling for a glimpse of the highlights and some news about what else we need to keep pushing for! 👇🏽 👇🏽
Our work isn’t over yet. Progress has stalled on one of our community’s top priorities – the Gorst Project. And I’ll keep it real with you: we can’t get the votes to approve the transportation package that would fund the critical investment we need to improve Gorst. That’s why my colleague Sen. Tim Sheldon and I teamed up and spoke out about the need to compromise and work together toward a solution. We still don’t have the votes, and without the votes, we can’t get this fix done this year. But we’re keeping the pressure on.
I’m not quitting on the investments our community needs and deserves, and I hope you won’t either. Let’s continue to be partners in the work to build the Washington state we want to live in. Keep emailing me 📧 at Emily.Randall@leg.wa.gov, sharing your stories with me 📞 at (360) 786-7650, and keeping up with my work in Olympia by following along 📲 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Together we can move toward a brighter future for all of us.