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Lunell Haught, President
Joan Lawson, Advocacy Portfolio Director
Hayley Day, Editor
Feb. 14, 2021 Vol. 53, Issue 06
Senate Bill 5068 will improve maternal health outcomes by extending coverage during the postpartum period. Postpartum Medicaid coverage currently ends 60 days after pregnancy. Extending health care coverage through the first year of postpartum is one of the best tools for increasing access to care and improving maternal and infant health. Ask your state senator to vote yes on SB 5068. If your senator is on the Senate Ways and Means committee, send an email to him or her before 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15 when the hearing is scheduled.
House Bill 1168, the Wildfire Response, Forest Restoration and Community Resilience Act, is a comprehensive, realistic action plan to address our escalating wildfires and smoke filled summers. Last year was the most destructive yet, overwhelming Washington State Department of Natural Resources's firefighting personnel and equipment and showed that the timeline for treating at-risk forests must be accelerated. If your representatives are on the House Appropriations Committee, ask them to support HB 1168.
The LWVWA supports the following League Legislative Issues in the current Washington state legislative session. Click on an issue to learn more, including current and upcoming bills affecting the issue. In this virtual legislative session, you can also testify for a bill online.
Elections | Critical actions needed to protect election workers and support Ranked-Choice Voting.
Natural Resources | It's time to take action against wildfires!
ESTABLISHING FAIR REVENUE
OTHER WAYS TO FOLLOW THE STATE LEGISLATURE