On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, two WSPTA members journeyed to Olympia on behalf of the children of Washington state.
Dr. Gwen Loosmoore of Mercer Island addressed the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee on HB 1010 concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Dr. Loosmoore shared that Gun Violence Prevention as adopted by WSPTA members at our recent legislative assembly as one of our top five legislative priorities. She acknowledged our mission of being a powerful voice for children and stated that in today’s day and age that means “speaking loudly and clearly on behalf of children’s safety.” In conclusion, Dr. Loosmoore urged the committee to vote “Do Pass” on HB 1010.
In addition, Dr. Nancy Chamberlain, WSPTA Advocacy Director, testified in front of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on SB 5153 regarding the governor’s budget.