Please note the updated list of Town Hall Meetings. If you don't see your Legislative District on the list, please contact your legislators' offices and ask them directly.
We have an opportunity to make a huge impact this Saturday, February 20th, 2010! Legislators are taking a break from being at the capitol and returning home to host town hall meetings. This is the perfect chance to follow up with them from Monday’s Push Back 2010 Rally!
The Rebuilding our Economic Future coalition has already caught wind of this and is attempting to mobilize their people as well. They want legislators to use a more "progressive approach" to our state's budget problem, meaning they want them to implement new taxes. Here is an excerpt from one of the most recent emails:
We are calling on legislators to protect our future by taking a balanced approach to the state's financial crisis. But closing tax loopholes and raising revenue (ed. - increasing taxes) requires courage in an election year, and we can't stop pushing lawmakers to take progressive action.
These unions and special interest groups are going to continue to make a huge push for their membership to be at these events, and we need to Push Back! Can you show up at your local town hall meeting and represent the interest of the people who will end up footing the bill for their "solutions," the taxpayers?
There are just three weeks left in this legislative session, and we have to continue out-organizing the right to win. We have to outnumber them at town halls, on the phones, and in legislators' inboxes. We have to prove that there is real support for courageous leadership in an election year.
We cannot let them "out-organize" us! Show up this Saturday at your local town hall meeting.
Please see the list of town halls meetings below; they are all taking place this Saturday, February 20th.
If you don’t see your Legislative District below, you can contact your legislators’ offices directly and ask if they are holding a town hall. For legislator contact info, please click here: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx
Does your legislator need some ideas on how to balance the budget? Have them check out EFF's Top Ten
Town Hall Meetings [UPDATED]:
Legislative District 6 (Spokane) - Senator Chris Marr (D)
1) 10 AM - Noon at Northwood Middle School, 13120 N Pittsburg; and
2) 1-3 PM at Hamblin Elementary, 2121 E Thurston Avenue
Legislative District 6 (Spokane) - Rep. Kevin Parker (R) and Rep. John Driscoll
1) 9-10 a.m. - Ridgeview Elementary School (5610 North Maple Street)
2) 11a.m.-12:00pm - Museum of Arts and Culture auditorium (2316 W. First Ave)
Legislative District 11 (Seattle) - Rep. Bob Hasegawa (D) and Senator Margarita Prentice (D)
11 AM - Noon at Georgetown SSCC, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle
Legislative District 13 (Ellensburg/Moses Lake) - Rep. Bill Hinkle (R) and Rep. Judy Warnick
Ellensburg Library, 10 a.m. – noon
Hal Holmes Center - Teanaway Room
209 North Ruby Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926-3338
Moses Lake, 2 - 4 p.m.
Big Bend Community College - ATEC center, Room 1870 (also known as sections A & B of the Masto Conference Center)
7662 Chanute Street NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
We’re also holding a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 3 from 7-8 p.m. You can participate from the comfort of your own home by dialing (toll-free) 1-877-229-8493 and enter pin number 15542.
Legislative District 22 (Olympia) - Rep. Brenden Williams (D)
Saturday, Feb. 20, 4-5:30 p.m.
The Mark - 407 Columbia St. S.W., Olympia
Legislative District 23 (Kitsap) - Rep. Christine Rolfes (D) and Senator Phil Rockefeller (D)
1) 9:30 - 11 AM at Bainbridge Island fire station; and
2) 1-2:30 PM at the Eagles Nest, Bremerton
Legislative District 25 (Puyallup) - Rep. Dawn Morrell (D)
10 AM - Noon at Puyallup City Hall, Council Chambers
Legislative District 26 (S Kitsap) - Rep. Larry Seaquist (D)
1) Noon - 1:30 PM at Olympic College Student Center, Bremerton
2) 2 - 3:30 PM at Givens Community Center, Rm 1026, Port Orchard
3) 4 - 5:30 PM at Peninsula High School, Purdy
Legislative District 27 (Tacoma) - Rep Flannigan, Rep Darneille, Sen. Regala
NO TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Legislative District 26Legislative District 32
10 am – noon
Upper Level, Third Place Commons
Lake Forest Park Town Center
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Shoreline Historical Museum
749 N 175th St (175th and Aurora next to Shorewood High School)
Shoreline, WA 98133
Legislative District 34 & 37 (Seattle) - Rep. Eileen Cody (D-34), Rep. Sharon Nelson (D-34), and Rep. Eric Pettigrew (D-37)
10 AM - Noon at Zion Prep Academy, 4730 32nd Avenue S, Seattle
Legislative District 40
NO TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Legislative District 41 - Rep. Maxwell, Rep. Clibborn, and Sen. Gordon
Hazelwood Elementary, 7100 116th Avenue SE in Newcastle.
1:30-3 pm – Eastgate Elementary
4255 153rd Ave SE
Legislative District 43
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Questions can be directed to any legislator’s office:
House Speaker Frank Chopp, 360.786.7920
Sen. Ed Murray, 360.786.7628
Rep. Jamie Pedersen, 360.786.7826
Legislative District 45 (E King Co.) - Rep. Larry Springer (D), Rep. Roger Goodman (D), and Senator Eric Oemig
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Kirkland City Hall (Please note time change)
Legislative District 46
February 20 from 10 a.m. to noon
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Legislative District 47
NO TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Legislative District 46Legislative District 48 (Bellevue) - Rep. Ross Hunter (D)
11 AM - 1 PM at Crossroad Community Center, Bellevue