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Bill honoring civil rights activist Dolores Huerta passes Legislature

Bill honoring civil rights activist Dolores Huerta passes Legislature

OLYMPIA Today the Senate passed historic legislation to designate April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day as Ms. Huerta herself looked on.

House Bill 1906, sponsored by Rep. Lilian Ortiz-Self, honors Dolores Huerta, a feminist, civil rights activist and labor leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 and was instrumental in California’s adoption ...

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Senate approves housing assistance for family reunification

Senate approves housing assistance for family reunification

OLYMPIAToday the Senate passed legislation to establish a child welfare housing assistance program to shorten the time that children remain in out-of-home care.

Senate Bill 5718, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), would create a pilot program through the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) that would provide housing assistance to ...

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Senate passes legislation to address environmental health disparities

Senate passes legislation to address environmental health disparities

OLYMPIAYesterday the Senate passed the HEAL Act to address environmental health disparities and establish a more equitable approach to environmental health.

Senate Bill 5489, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), creates a task force to make recommendations on how state agencies can incorporate environmental justice principles in their work. The task force ...

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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 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 ...

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Senate votes to prohibit citizenship/immigration status discrimination

Senate votes to prohibit citizenship/immigration status discrimination

OLYMPIAThe Washington Senate today voted 29-20 to prohibit discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status.

Senate Bill 5165, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), adds citizenship or 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 ...

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Saldaña bill honors civil rights activist Dolores Huerta

Saldaña bill honors civil rights activist Dolores Huerta

OLYMPIAThe Senate State Government will hear testimony today at 1:30 p.m. on legislation to recognize April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day.

Dolores Huerta, a feminist, civil rights activist and labor leader, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association and was instrumental in California’s adoption of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, which ...

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Sen. Saldaña to play key role in housing affordability, transportation

Sen. Saldaña to play key role in housing affordability, transportation

RENTON – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) said that she is looking forward to addressing housing affordability and transportation issues as one the Senate Democrats’ new deputy leaders. Saldaña, who Senate Democrats chose to be part of the most diverse leadership team in the history of the Washington State Legislature, will join the newly created Senate Housing Stability & Affordability ...

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Sen. Saldaña Seeking 2019 Session Aides

Sen. Saldaña Seeking 2019 Session Aides

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña is currently accepting applications for session aides for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January. Session aides provide a variety of support services to help senators and their legislative assistants successfully fulfill the obligations of the senators’ elected position. We are looking for highly motivated individuals interested in public service who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. If you ...

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Washington Voting Rights Act introduced in state Senate

Washington Voting Rights Act introduced in state Senate

OLYMPIA – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, introduced the Washington Voting Rights Act (WVRA) to the state Senate on Wednesday. The WVRA is designed to help cities, counties, school boards and other local elected bodies voluntarily adopt changes to their elections system that will improve representation in local elections. “This bill is a significant step in the ongoing effort to remove barriers ...

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Saldaña's first bill signed into law

Saldaña's first bill signed into law

OLYMPIA – A bill by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, to expand access to HOV lanes for blood donation vehicles was signed by Governor Jay Inslee today. “Blood donation, as well as plasma and tissue donation, is vital to helping those who are critically ill,” Saldaña said. “My father became a blood donor as a child so he could help his ...

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