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Actions 4 Education

Olympia is in budgetary deadlock and yet there is work to be done. WPD is continuing to advocate during special session(s) and ask you to please review and engage in these Actions 4 Education to amplify our collective voice in calling for new and fair revenue to fully fund education:   1. UPDATE on the Senate Republicans’ Property Tax Hike […]

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Actions 4 Education!

The legislature is now well into special session. Two weeks ago,  WPD organized and showed up in force to address Senator Dino Rossi’s (R – 45th LD) political stunt of sponsoring SB 5929, an identical version of the House Democrats’ revenue package, HB 2186, at the Senate Ways and Means Committee hearing. The hearing room and two overflow rooms were packed, with […]

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Actions 4 Education – Start of Special Session

The Legislature entered Special Session – here are this week’s key Actions 4 Education The 2017 legislative session ended yesterday with no negotiated budget and no resolution for education funding. As parents and allies whose mission it is to see basic education fully funded, we are extremely disappointed that the legislature is entering a special […]

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An Open Letter to the Washington State Legislature

Monday, April 24, 2017 An Open Letter to the Washington State Legislature To our House and Senate State Legislators, The 2017 legislative session ended yesterday with no negotiated budget and no resolution for education funding. As parents and allies whose mission it is to see basic education fully funded, we are extremely disappointed that you […]

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No Joke! Actions 4 Education

STATEMENT ON HOUSE DEMOCRATS’ BUDGET The House Democrats released their budget this past Monday. It’s a good start, getting us closer toward fulfilling the constitution’s guarantee of full and ample funding for our schools. Their plan adds billions of dollars in new revenues from capital gains taxes and higher taxes on larger businesses. We support […]

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Seattle Channel Focus on School Funding

“The concern is really two-fold: that we have equity on both sides and by both sides I mean where is the money going to come from? Because right now our tax system is so incredibly regressive that our taxes are being paid really on the backs of working people, poor people…meanwhile we have a booming […]