Thursday, January 27, 2005

HB 1335 hearing Monday 1/31 1:30 pm

[ACTION alert]

HB 1335 (allowing charter cities to choose their own election system) will have its hearing this coming Monday, January 31, at 1:30 pm, in House Hearing Room E of the John L. O'Brien Building on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. See campus map at http://www.leg.wa.gov/common/maps/campusmap.htm.

It's important that whoever can make it come to the hearing. Given that we'll probably be allowed only 20 minutes of testimony, only organizational representatives will likely be allowed to speak. But the legislators do count bodies.

If you can come down Monday, it is also an ideal time to meet with your senator (regarding SB 5326, the companion bill to HB 1335) and representatives (regarding HB 1335). Their contact info can be found at http://www.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx.

Thanks for all the emails and phone calls over the past three weeks! We have the legislature's attention, and a lot of momentum behind these bills. Let's take the next step Monday, and get HB 1335 moved along quickly.

Cheers,
Brent White
Legislative Coordinator
IRV-WA
206-977-0450

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