WACD Advocacy 2024
Important Legislative and Budget Dates
2024 WACD Bill Tracker
This year, WACD is using a third-party system to present our bill tracking information to you. Find the bill tracker at https://wacd-bill-tracker-2024.glide.page/. The tracker can be installed on your smart phone or tablet. More information about the tracker is available at https://wadistricts.us/2024/01/wacd-bill-tracker-for-2024/.
Legislative Day is January 25!
We have secured the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lacey/Olympia with a group discount for folks planning to attend WACD Legislative Day on Thursday, January 25th. To reserve your room please follow this link. The link will take you to the hotel website, where, at the top of the page, click “book now” and enter the dates (January 24th – January 25th), click “search” and the next page will display the room rates and types. If you need to book a reservation outside of the dates, you can call the hotel directly (1-360-491-7985) to make or modify your booking.
WACD will be hosting a legislative breakfast and briefing on the morning of the 25th, from 7 – 8:30 AM at the Holiday Inn Express. Staff is also preparing legislative materials for districts for potential use on Leg Day.
If you are looking for supplement any district handouts, there are WSCC material available for districts. Specifically, they have a CTA fact sheet and an RCPP Fact Sheet. Additionally, the Commission has made available their district specific pages from their 2023 Annual Report.
How to sign in and submit testimony or state your support
The Washington State Legislature has guidance on how to comment on a bill. Also see https://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Participating.aspx.
General guidance on how to submit written testimony for House committees is published at https://app.leg.wa.gov/csi/house#. At that link, you can sign in to express support or to provide testimony. If you successfully follow the steps outlined there, you’ll see something like this:
Select the middle option of “I would like my position noted for the legislative record” and then complete the resulting form. You can testify or sign up in support of the bill. You must sign up at least one hour before the committee hearing is to start.
General guidance on how to submit written testimony for Senate committees is published at https://app.leg.wa.gov/csi/senate#. It works very much like the system for the House.
Find Your District
Visit https://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/ to find your legislative district and legislators.