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Right-wing Supreme Court strips human rights from pregnant people everywhere.

Right-wing Supreme Court strips human rights from pregnant people everywhere.

Following the supreme court’s decision to upend the constitutional protections on abortion, Senator Lisa Wellman issued the following statement: “Today the right-wing majority sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to overturn the court’s 49 year old decision on Roe vs Wade. For nearly half a century the U.S. Constitution has protected pregnant people’s right to abortion. Rights upheld by ...

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Wellman supports state auditor’s review of Summit Charter Schools

Wellman supports state auditor’s review of Summit Charter Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 4, 2022  Wellman supports state auditor’s review of Summit Charter Schools    Olympia – Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) today lauded a state audit that uncovered 24 teachers who were teaching without a current Washington state teacher certification in charter schools run by Summit Schools. Wellman praised the effective leadership that unearthed unprecedented results ...

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Senate K-12 Chair previews future of education

Senate K-12 Chair previews future of education

Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) previews what is in the works for education in Washington state in a recent video. “We’ve been making changes to our education system to respond to the 21st century’s growing, digital economy,” said Wellman. “We have committed to ensuring that every student who comes through our K-12 system is prepared to move into the next ...

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Senate passes Wellman bill to expand transportation for school districts

Senate passes Wellman bill to expand transportation for school districts

SEATTLE — Legislation passed today by the Senate would allow expanded transportation services when schoolprovide remote instruction during emergencies.  SB 5128, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), solves the funding gap school districts face in providing expanded services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I’ve been ...

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Senate passes Wellman bill allowing students to use computer science credits in graduation requirements

Senate passes Wellman bill allowing students to use computer science credits in graduation requirements

SEATTLE SB 5299, passed by the Senate and sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), allows high school students to take a computer science elective in place of a third year math or science course to count towards graduation requirements. “There are many students who will benefit by having an introduction to computer technology,” Wellman said. “There may be students ...

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Senate passes Wellman bill to support mastery-based learning

Senate passes Wellman bill to support mastery-based learning

SEATTLE — Today the Senate passed legislation directing the state’s mastery-based learning work group to build a profile of skills a student must have at the time of graduation. This profile goes beyond the traditional subject matter such as reading and writing to include the attributes necessary to succeed in a 21st century workplace. SB 5249, sponsored by Sen. Lisa ...

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Senate passes Wellman bill requiring informed consent on breast implants

Senate passes Wellman bill requiring informed consent on breast implants

SEATTLE — Legislation passed today by the Senate would require physicians and osteopathic physicians to provide patients with full breast implant information and obtain informed consent before performing breast implant surgery. SB 5441, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island), ensures informed consent — the process by which the treating health care provider discloses information to a patient so the ...

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A statement from Sen. Wellman on school closures in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

A statement from Sen. Wellman on school closures in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) released the following statement today regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to close public schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Wellman serves as chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. “Our number one concern is keeping our students, staff and their families safe. We know many people who attend or work in our ...

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Kai Thomson serves as page in Washington State Senate

Kai Thomson serves as page in Washington State Senate

Kai Thomson, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 31. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) sponsored Thomson’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 experience includes classes ...

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Isabella Syverson serves as page in Washington State Senate

Isabella Syverson serves as page in Washington State Senate

Isabella Syverson, 16, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 24. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) sponsored Syverson’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 experience includes classes ...

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