From: Brent White
Date: Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:46 pm
Subject: Final list of sponsors
Thanks to the hundreds of calls to Olympia y'all made the past two days, the sponsorhip lists on HB 1335 and SB 5326 grew a little.
The final list of sponsors for HB 1335 is:
Mary Lou Dickerson
That's 23 altogether! Great job! If one or both of your representatives is listed here, they would certainly be delighted to receive notes of thanks.Their email addresses are listed at http://www.leg.wa.gov/email/members/Default.aspx?Chamber=H
HB 1335 has been referred to the House Local Government Committee, where Chairman Geoff Simpson will decide whether and when to give it a hearing. The fact that Rep. Simpson is a co-sponsor is obviously a good sign. He, too, deserves some notes of thanks, especially from those in the south KingCounty area, as well as those of you in Vancouver, with an expressed hope that the bill will get a speedy hearing.
The final list of sponsors for SB 5326 is:
That makes 10 sponsors on the senate bill. Not shabby at all. Again, notes of thanks to your senator (if she or he signed on) are good. Email addresses are at http://www.leg.wa.gov/email/members/Default.aspx?Chamber=S
SB 5326 has been referred to the Senate Government Operations and Elections Committee, chaired by Jim Kastama. If you live in the Pierce County area (or Vancouver), it is time to start emailing Sen. Kastama, thank him for his past support for IRV, and asking him to give SB 5326 a speedy hearing.
Thanks everyone! -- especially phone bankers Taryn Gearhart, Nikki Monacelli, Jody Haug, Tom Mull, Paul McClintock, and Maynard Eyestone.
Cheers, Brent White
Legislative Coordinator, IRV-WA