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2023 Legislative Agenda

January 27, 20232023 Legislative Agenda These issues have been identified by Disability Rights Washington (DRW) Programs and their constituents for focus during

Final 2022 Legislative Newsletter

April 15, 2022Many of the bills of interest to disability advocates that passed this year were at least somewhat bi-partisan. In the “wrap-up” that follows, this newsletter will focus on the legislative accomplishments and additional funding that are important to disability advocates.

Legislative Agenda

January 7, 20222022 Legislative Agenda These issues have been identified by Disability Rights Washington (DRW) Programs and their constituents for focus during

Nothing About Us Without Us – HB 1802

December 22, 2021For as long as time, people with disabilities have been left out of conversations about our services, caregiving, education, rights,

Petition to Improve Accessibility and Maintain Remote Testimony in the State Legislature

September 15, 2021We are thrilled to share that 203 organizations and 1,020 individuals signed onto our petition! The petition was sent to Governor Jay Inslee, Representative Jinkins, Senator Billig, Representative Wilcox, and Senator Braun. With so many signatories, the petition is a powerful statement of constituent support for permanent remote access.

2021 House and Senate Email Lists

January 22, 2021Click here for the Mobile Version. 2022 Legislative Session HOUSE SENATE House Education Committee Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks

2023 Bill Tracker

January 15, 2021Bill Topics Healthcare Behavioral Health Housing Criminal Legal System Support Services Voting and State Government Education Policing Transportation   Indigenous

Subscribe to DRW’s Legislative Newsletter!

January 11, 2021DRW will provide a weekly update each Saturday morning during the 2021 Legislative Session. If you are interested in receiving this weekly newsletter, please subscribe to the newsletter. Click here to view the first newsletter sent out in 2021.

Sunshine Cheng

November 13, 2020Sunshine was raised in Boise, Idaho and moved to Washington in 2019 to attend school. She is currently studying Law,

Welcome DRW’s New Public Policy Director, Darya Farivar!

November 5, 2020We are delighted to announce that Darya Farivar will be our new Public Policy Director, effective November 1! Many of you already know of Darya’s accomplishments as a key member of DRW’s Trueblood team. Two years ago, Darya helped secure passage of SB 5444 – the Trueblood bill – landmark legislation that is bringing reform to forensic mental health.

Please join us in wishing David Lord well in retirement.

November 2, 2020We wish David Lord well as he begins his retirement from full-time work at Disability Rights Washington. It is impossible to adequately express the gratitude we feel for the time we have been able to work alongside him every day.

DRW is seeking a Contract Legislative Consultant

October 8, 2020DRW is seeking a legislative consultant to help us maintain a positive presence in the legislature and help us further solidify our reputation as a reliable and trustworthy source of information. DRW supports several different constituent engagement groups, and the Legislative Consultant may be asked to engage with them.

2020 Paid Public Policy Fellowship

September 25, 2020Disability Rights Washington’s (DRW) public policy team is looking for two public policy fellows for the 2021 legislative session. Deadline to submit: September 30th at 5 PM.

2019 Public Policy Internship: Request for Applications

September 9, 2019DRW's public policy team is looking for one additional public policy intern for the 2020 legislative session.