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Saldaña on Real ID: Two-tier system fosters division when we most need unity

Saldaña on Real ID: Two-tier system fosters division when we most need unity

OLYMPIA – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, released the following statement after the Senate Transportation Committee moved Senate Bill 5008, regarding Real ID, out of committee:

“We already have other options for compliance, including enhanced drivers’ licenses. Marking standard licenses so citizenship is unclear leads to a number of issues, including the possibility people will simply drive without licenses or without ...

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Saldaña co-sponsors ‘Ban the Box’ legislation

Saldaña co-sponsors ‘Ban the Box’ legislation

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan bill to prohibit employers from requiring disclosure of past arrests or convictions on job applications was introduced today in the state Senate. “While the other Washington is gridlocked, it is more important than ever to find ways to make a positive and immediate difference in the lives of the people in our state,” said Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, ...

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Bill to help survivors of trafficking is first for new senator

Bill to help survivors of trafficking is first for new senator

OLYMPIA – A bill to help survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation was introduced to the state Senate on Tuesday by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, the first bill for the new senator. “Everyone deserves a fair chance and everyone deserves justice,” Saldaña said. “This is a simple bill that can have significant and positive impacts on the lives of girls, boys, ...

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Saldaña sworn in at state Capitol

Saldaña sworn in at state Capitol

OLYMPIA – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, was sworn in at the state Capitol this week. She was appointed to the office on Dec. 12 following Pramila Jayapal’s election to Congress. “Protecting workers, their families and ensuring justice and sustainability in our transportation system are at the heart of healthy Washington communities,” Saldaña said today. “I am looking forward to serving on ...

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Saldaña to serve in leadership, key committees in state Senate

Saldaña to serve in leadership, key committees in state Senate

OLYMPIA – Newly appointed Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, has been selected for the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports committee and the Senate Transportation committee, and was elected to serve as caucus whip. “Protecting workers, their families and ensuring justice and sustainability in our transportation system are at the heart of healthy Washington communities,” Saldaña said today. “I am looking forward to ...

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