Thursday, February 1st:
This bill is Prime Sponsored by Senator Rosa Franklin and is vital to allowing races for city and county council, as well as fire distrct, school district and other local races to be publicly financed.
On the same day, the committee will discuss SB 5226 Providing for public funding of judicial campaigns. (Governor Gregoire's proposed legislation). The public is invited to sit in but not engage in the discussion.
Wednesday, February 7th:
This bill is Prime Sponsored by Rep. Mark Miloscia and would allow for full public financing of all state-wide and legislative races. (The Comprehensive Bill).
For those who are able to make the trip to Olympia, these are critical hearings to show the legislature that the citizens are backing this legislation. For information on the best way to get there and to add to the "united we stand" effect, go to the Washington Public Campaigns website to connect with them on ariival times and procedures. Unfortunately, these hearings take place in the afternoons so it would be best to attempt to make carpooling arrangements so that you have the least hassle with traffic on the way home. The folks at WPC may be helpful with that as well.
Whether you can get to Olympia or not, Contact Your Legislators to let them know you support Clean Elections. If you are going to Olympia, let them know you will be there and try to arrange a visit with them on this subject.
Vice-Chair, Democracy for Snohomish County