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Gobernador aprueba la prohibición de la discriminación por ciudadanía/estatus migratorio

Gobernador aprueba la prohibición de la discriminación por ciudadanía/estatus migratorio

OLYMPIA Hoy el Gobernador Jay Inslee firmó legislación para prohibir la discriminación basada en la ciudadanía o el estatus migratorio, haciendo ley la prohibición. Proyecto de Ley del Senado 5165 (SB 5165), patrocinado por la Senadora Rebecca Saldaña (Demócrata-Seattle), agregará la ciudadanía y el estatus migratorio a la lista de características protegidas por la Ley en Contra ...

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Governor approves prohibition on citizenship/immigration status discrimination

Governor approves prohibition on citizenship/immigration status discrimination

OLYMPIAToday Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation to prohibit discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status into law. Senate Bill 5165, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), will add citizenship and immigration status to the list of characteristics protected by Washington’s Law against Discrimination. The change prohibits discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status unless a distinction ...

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Kai Craig serves as page in Washington State Senate

Kai Craig serves as page in Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Kai Craig, 16, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of March 6. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) sponsored Craig’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 37th Legislative District town hall meeting with Saldaña on Feb. 29

MEDIA ADVISORY: 37th Legislative District town hall meeting with Saldaña on Feb. 29

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña will hold a 37th legislative district town hall meeting on Feb. 29, 2020. Details can be found below. WHO: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, state senator for the 37th Legislative District, which includes the Seattle neighborhoods of Madrona, Central District, Leschi, Mt. Baker, Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Rainier Valley and Bryn Mawr-Skyway, as well as parts of ...

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Senate votes to prohibit use of for-profit prisons

Senate votes to prohibit use of for-profit prisons

OLYMPIAToday the Senate voted to prohibit Washington state from contracting with private prisons. Senate Bill 6442, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), would prohibit the state from sending people to for-profit prisons outside the state. The prohibition does not apply to facilities for involuntary placement for mental health, substance use rehabilitation, juvenile rehabilitation and similar services. It ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 37th Legislative District town hall meeting on Feb. 29

MEDIA ADVISORY: 37th Legislative District town hall meeting on Feb. 29

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña will hold a 37th legislative district town hall meeting on Feb. 29, 2020. Details can be found below. WHO: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, state senator for the 37th Legislative District, which includes the Seattle neighborhoods of Madrona, Central District, Leschi, Mt. Baker, Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Rainier Valley and Bryn Mawr-Skyway, as well as parts of ...

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Senate unanimously passes legislation to help human trafficking victims

Senate unanimously passes legislation to help human trafficking victims

OLYMPIAThe Senate unanimously passed legislation today to provide access to public assistance to certain victims of human trafficking by expanding eligibility for state food assistance, family assistance, and medical care services programs. Under Senate Bill 5164, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), noncitizens would be able to access these programs if they have taken steps to obtain ...

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Daniel Zipperer serves as page in Washington State Senate

Daniel Zipperer serves as page in Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Daniel Zipperer, 14, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of February 14. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) sponsored Zipperer’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning ...

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Senate passes Saldaña bill that aims to extend unemployment benefits to family caregivers

Senate passes Saldaña bill that aims to extend unemployment benefits to family caregivers

OLYMPIA The Senate today voted 40-6 to explore giving access to unemployment benefits to those who become unemployed due to family caregiving responsibilities. Currently, unemployment insurance law does not allow individuals to collect unemployment benefits if they leave work voluntarily without “good cause.” The definition of what qualifies as “good cause” is too narrow and denies these essential benefits ...

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Saldaña bill would protect voting power of underrepresented groups

Saldaña bill would protect voting power of underrepresented groups

OLYMPIASenator Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) dropped a bill today that would require certain counties, cities and towns to secure prior approval for proposed changes in electoral practices that would dilute the voting power of racial and/or ethnic groups. Senate Bill 6688 would require jurisdictions with a large population from a single racial, ethnic, or language minority group to ...

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