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Old 07-14-2017, 04:49 PM
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I've never been this involved in lobbying for a bill before and nothing prepared me for how bizarre the process is.

The currently relevant bill number is SB 5294 and the current problem is that the Governor doesn't like it. His stated reasons have so little to do with reality that they're not worth mentioning. As near as anyone I'm working with can tell, the real reason is that so much of the bill is the work of a Republican he's at odds with.

I have left a message at 360-902-4111 urging that he sign the bill and giving some reasons. There could be some real power if family members of WA prisoners called and said how much they need this or something like it. You won't have to argue or anything -- you'll be speaking to someone whose job is to take down and count the opinions coming in.
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