They Represent You

They Represent You: Directory of Elected Officials (TRY) contains contact information for elected officials in Washington state, legislative committees, political parties and more, and is updated each year. The new edition is now available online and the print copies will be available late January.

View TRY 2015 online. Websites and email addresses are hyperlinked so you can click directly to the person you wish to contact.

Free copies are available at the League office, at local libraries and many county and city offices. Help support this valuable community resource with tax-deductible donation to our Education Fund.

Email info@seattlelwv.org to request a copy, including your name, address and phone number. Three directories may be mailed free of charge. For up to 100, the League requests postage reimbursement, or feel free to stop by our office to pick up your copies (click here for map and directions) . Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

February Forum: Hospital Mergers - How Will They Affect Your Care?

Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle

The world of health care service delivery is changing rapidly. Hospitals are merging and affiliating, and this in turn can affect what services are provided. When religiously affiliated hospitals merge with secular hospitals, the values of the religious organization can determine what patients receive. Citizen activism has helped in many parts of the state to assure that patients are not denied family planning services and end-of-life support when religiously affiliated hospitals are the only options available.

Panelists:
Professor Jamie Shirley, Full-time Lecturer, UW School of Nursing, Bothell
Theresa Connor, Compassion & Choices
Leah Rutman, American Civil Liberties Union

January Forum - Paramount Duty: Why Are Our Schools Underfunded?

Education funding is central to this year’s legislative session – if you weren’t able to attend our January 6th forum, you can still get up to speed: watch the video.

Tom Ahearne, the trial lawyer from the McCleary case, discussed the impact of Washington State failing to meet its "Paramount Duty" to fully fund education. Andrew Nichols, of the WA State Budget and Policy Center, spoke on the challenges of funding basic education and how reforms to the revenue system can make it possible.

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