Help LEV Advance Equity for Washington Students in the 2022 Legislative Session
The 2022 virtual legislative session is underway, and League of Education Voters is working in Olympia on our top priorities for students. Read our 2022 Legislative Platform and our Field Report on how we developed this year's platform.
You can also follow the bills we are watching in our Bill Tracker, and you can learn about the 2022 legislative landscape by watching the recording of our Lunchtime LEVinar we presented earlier this month. If you have questions about the state legislative process, visit our Washington Legislature 101 FAQ. Also, watch for LEV Action Alerts! These Action Alerts make it easy to contact legislators to advance our legislative priorities.
We hope you can join us for the Investing in Student Potential coalition’s Virtual Advocacy Week beginning Tuesday, January 25th. Meet with legislators, learn how to tell your story, get involved in the legislative process, and more! You can sign up at the Investing in Student Potential website. League of Education Voters is a convening partner of the Investing in Student Potential coalition, which advocates for the 170,000 students who need special education services. Together, we will support a better future for students in Washington state.
Read more about our work below.
LEVinar: Why We Must Increase Language Access in Public Schools
We must establish effective language access services at public schools to support marginalized families, particularly English Language Learner families and disabled families, so that they can meaningfully engage in their child’s education. In this free webinar on Thursday, January 27 at 12:30 pm, we will share why increasing language access in public schools is important, what House Bill 1153 sponsored by Rep. Tina Orwall (D-33) would do, and answer your questions.
LEV Legislative Roundup for Week 1: Navigating Hundreds of Pre-Filed Bills
The 2022 Legislative Session opened on January 10th, once again in a virtual format. Luckily, the last few years have taught us to have patience and adapt quickly to the unexpected, so with barely missing a beat, both chambers moved forward as if virtual had been the plan all along. The 2022 Legislative Session is a “short” one, running for only 60 days. During this time the elected members will debate and pass supplemental budgets and numerous policies that will directly affect our state. As with all short sessions, the pace starts off at a run and doesn’t let up until the final gavel falls on March 10th.
LEVinar Recording: What to Expect in the 2022 Legislative Session
In our webinar earlier this month, League of Education Voters Director of Policy and Research Jacob Vela and government relations consultant Carey Morris, along with advocates from the Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC), Equity in Education Coalition, and Education Reform Now / Washington State Charter Schools Association, give an overview of the 2022 legislative landscape, outline priorities for the 2022 legislative session, and answer your questions.
Washington Game Changers Podcast – Angela Griffin, Executive Director of Launch
Our Washington Game Changers podcast features leaders who give back to our community, drive innovative solutions, and inspire others in making our state more equitable and just. In this episode, League of Education Voters CEO Lauri Hennessey talks with Angela Griffin, Executive Director of Launch and new member of the Washington state Board of Education. Angela talks about the critical role early learning plays in a child’s life, her own passion for racial equity, and how organizations can better support people of color in leadership roles.
Communications Director, League of Education Voters
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