Category Archives: E-News

09 Sep
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With Afghans, we should follow Evans’ example

Friends: Forty-six years ago, upon the fall of Saigon, thousands of Southeast Asian refugees fled violence and persecution in their home countries. Like the governors of other states at the time, Dan Evans could have ignored their plight. The Vietnam ...

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23 Jun
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Pandemic relief remains our top priority

Friends: Though the COVID-19 pandemic presented enormous challenges to Washingtonians both at home and in the workplace, our state has weathered the hardships better than most if not all other states. As businesses closed and people faced losing their homes, ...

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04 Jun
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It’s not always ‘my bill’ or even a bill at all

Friends: When a bill passes the Legislature and is signed into law by the governor, people tend to credit its success to the lawmaker who sponsored it. But one of the bills I sponsored this past session demonstrates just the ...

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08 Apr
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Legislative update: Police accountability and protecting our watersheds

My primary focus as a state senator is working on legislation that benefits the residents of the 32nd Legislative District and all Washington residents. However, the work does not stop there. One of the more interesting parts of this job is ...

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WA State Senator Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) on the Senate Floor
25 Mar
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Condemning violence against Asian and Pacific Islander residents

Friends: The rise in hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) residents over the past year is deeply disturbing. I stand with our Asian and Pacific Islander community partners and Governor Inslee in strongly condemning these acts of violence. ...

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WA State Senator Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) giving a speech on the Senate floor.
13 Mar
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Decriminalizing Poverty, Rebalancing a Broken Tax Code & Our Virtual Town Hall

Friends – This week marked the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers are getting quite a lot done for the people of Washington in a session many weren’t sure could even happen during a pandemic. We are doing ...

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28 Feb
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Save the Date! March 15: Virtual Town Hall

Friends: We’re about one-third of the way through the 2021 legislative session. We have now passed the deadline for bills to be voted out of committees in order for them to be still considered “alive” for the rest of the ...

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salmon jumping upstream
06 Feb
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Legislature approves COVID relief bills

Friends:

The Legislature just wrapped up Week 4 of the 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers sent one major piece of COVID legislation to the governor’s desk for his signature with another one not far behind. We’re also working on bills focused ...

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Customer and clerk at grocery store
21 Jan
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Affordable Housing for School Employees; Protecting Employees with PPE

Friends: If you’re getting this e-newsletter for the first time, welcome! I’m Jesse Salomon, your state senator from the 32nd Legislative District. I am one of your voices in the state Legislature in Olympia. I send these e-newsletters a few ...

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Washington Legislative Building
20 Dec
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2021 Virtual Legislative Session Preview

Friends: The last time the Legislature was in session, the coronavirus was spreading rapidly across Washington state and the country. We adjourned just as several public health and safety proclamations were issued by the governor to slow the spread of ...

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