A Supplemental Session with Lasting Impact: Final Session Summary of 2024

A Supplemental Session with Lasting Impact The halls of Olympia are quiet now, free from the usual hustle and bustle of advocates and lobbyists. Legislators have returned home to their districts, while the Governor is busy signing or vetoing budgets and bills, meanwhile, advocates are already strategizing for the next session. Despite being a supplemental […]

We Must Not Forget | Advocacy Days Week 6

We Must Not Forget February 16th, 2024   900 unmarked graves. The thought alone is sobering and heartbreaking. These graves at Lakeland Village in Eastern Washington represent the silent stories of individuals with developmental disabilities that are lost to us. Found inside some of the decaying buildings at Lakeland Village were thousands of boxes of […]

Advocacy Days: Week 4 Update!

Happy Friday!   The legislative session has been fast and furious, and we find ourselves nearly halfway through. Wednesday marked the first cutoff, requiring bills to be out of their committee of origin by the end of the day, rendering them “dead” if not. However, bills in fiscal committees have until Monday the 5th to […]

Advocacy Days 2024: Week 2 Update!

Happy Friday!   Today marks the end of the second week of the legislative session, and it’s been a whirlwind of activity. We’ve successfully completed two Advocacy Days; The first was kicked off with a rousing speech by Representative Jamila Taylor, who leads the DD caucus.   (Image description: a picture of the Washington State […]