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Town Hall Meetings March 14th – share your voice, meet your legislators

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Saturday, March 14th marks the half way point in the 2015 legislative session and is when most of the Town Hall meetings are being held around the state. Taking part in your town hall meeting is an excellent way to share your views and communicate the value of higher education with your lawmakers. Talking points for the Town Hall meetings are ready for you by clicking here.

Washington’s legislature is gearing up for the second half of the budget session, where the conversation will likely be dominated by budget shortfalls and challenges in addressing priorities. Now is the time to let your elected officials know what you care about. It is also a great time to talk about your support for reinvesting in higher education and build on the investment support the legislature demonstrated in 2013.

Lucky for you, legislators across our state will be holding town halls in their communities this coming weekend. Most legislators will be conducting town hall meetings in their district on Saturday, March 14th. This is one of the best opportunities to meet your legislator and to express your views and concerns about higher education in an informal setting.

If you are not sure which district you live in or who your legislators are, you can log into your WSU Impact personal home page. There you will also find specific talking points for Town Hall meetings that are important to share with your Senator and two Representatives.

For lots of user-friendly tips on how to be the most effective citizen advocate you can be, click here for a series of ideas, suggestions, templates, and motivation.

The collection of Town Hall information below is an ongoing process and we will update each day this week as we receive more information. Below is the latest we have on locations and times for the Town Hall meetings for Saturday, March 13 & 14:

1st District – Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, Reps. Derek Stanford and Luis Moscoso

Where: Northshore Senior Center in the Wellness Center, 10212 East Riverside Drive, Bothell, WA 98011
When: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

3rd District – Sen. Andy Billig, Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli

Where: WSU-Spokane Riverpoint Campus, 600 North Riverpoint Blvd, Academic Center Auditorium, Rm #20, Spokane, WA 99202
When: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

5th Legislative District – Reps. Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz

Where: Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 SE 248th Street
When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: Issaquah Fire Department, Station 71, 190 East Sunset Way
When: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Avenue S.
When: 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

8th Legislative District – Sen. Sharon Brown, Reps. Brad Klippert and Larry Haler

Richland: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Richland City Hall Council Chamber, 505 Swift Blvd, Richland

West Richland: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
West Richland Library Conference Room, 3803 W. Van Giesen, West Richland

Kennewick: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chamber 210 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick

9th District – Rep. Fagan constituent coffee

DATE – March 13th
When: 3:00-5:00pm
Harvest Moon Restaurant, 20 South 1st St., Rockford, WA

10th District – Sen. Barbara Bailey, Reps. Norma Smith and Dave Hayes

Coupeville: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St.
Meet and greet: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Town hall meeting: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Mt. Vernon: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conway School, 19710 SR 524
Meet and greet: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m
Town hall meeting: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

11th District – Sen. Bob Hasegawa, Reps. Zach Hudgins and Steve Bergquist

When: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: King County Regional Communications & Emergency Coordination Center (RCECC) 3511 NE 2nd Street, Renton, WA 98056

17th District – Sen. Don Benton, Reps. Paul Harris and Lynda Wilson

9:30 to 11:00 am
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton – Columbia Room
12712 SE 2nd Circle

18th District – Rep. Brandon Vick

When: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Camas Police Department2100 NE 3rd Avenue, Camas

21st District – Sen. Marko Liias, Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson

Where: Meadowdale High School, Great Hall, 6002 168th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037
When: 10:30 a.m.- Noon

23rd District – Sen. Christine Rolfes, Reps. Sherry Appleton and Drew Hansen

Where (morning): Bainbridge Island City Council Chambers, 280 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
When: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Where (afternoon): The Jenne-Wright Administration Center, Central Kitsap School District, 9210 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
When: 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

26th District – Rep. Jesse Young

City of Bremerton
Date: March 13th
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PMAddress: Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337

City of Port Orchard
Date: March 14
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Address: Port Orchard City Hall, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Key Peninsula
Date: March 14
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Address: Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 South Vaughn Road KPN, Vaughn, WA 98394

City of Gig Harbor
Date: March 14
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Address: Gig Harbor City Hall, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

27th District – Sen. Jeannie Darneille, Reps. Laurie Jenkins and Jake Fey

Where: Evergreen State College – Tacoma Campus, 1210 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405
When: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

29th District – Sen. Steve Conway

Where: Garfield Book Co. at Pacific Lutheran University, 208 Garfield Street South #101, Tacoma, WA 98444
When: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

30th District – Sen. Miloscia, Rep. Gregory and Rep. Kochmar

Federal Way – 10:00am – 11:30am
Federal Way City Hall, Council Chambers, 33325 8th Ave. S., Federal Way

Milton – 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Milton City Hall, 1000 Laurel St., Milton

31st District – Rep. Drew Stokesbary

1:00 to 2:00 pm
Bonney Lake Justice and Municipal Center
Council Chambers
9002 Main Street East
Bonney Lake

32nd District – Sen. Maralyn Chase and Rep. Cindy Ryu

Where: Shoreline Fire Dept. 17525 Aurora Ave. N. Shoreline, WA 98133
When: 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

35th District – Reps. Drew MacEwen and Dan Griffey

Where: The Pavilion at Sentry Park, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton, WA 98584
When: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

36th District – Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton

Where: Phinney Neighborhood Association, community room, 6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
When: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

37th District – Sen. Pramila Jayapal, Reps. Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew

Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center—3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118
When: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

38th District – Sen. John McCoy, Reps. Mike Sells and June Robinson

Where: Everett Community Resource Center, 3900 Broadway Ave., Everett, WA 98201
When: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

41st District – Sen. Litzow, Rep. Senn and Rep. Clibborn

When: 10:00am – noon
Where: Somerset Elementary School, 14100 Somerset Blvd., Bellevue

42nd District – Sen. Doug Ericksen, Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven

Whatcom Community College: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Syre Student Center, 237 W Kellogg Road, Bellingham

43rd District – Sen. Jamie Pedersen, Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Brady Walkinshaw

Where: Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
When: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

45th District – Sen. Hill, Rep. Goodman and Rep. Springer

When: 10:00am – 11:30am
Where: Woodinville High School Auditorium, 19819 136th Ave. NE, Woodinville

48th District – Sen. Cyrus Habib, Reps. Ross Hunter and Joan McBride

Where: Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85Th St., Redmond, WA 98052
When: 10:00 a.m.


6th District – Reps. Kevin Parker and Jeff Holy

Saturday, Mar 21
Museum of Arts and Culture
2316 West 1st Avenue

47th District – Sen. Joe Fain, Reps. Mark Hargrove and Pat Sullivan

Saturday, Mar 21
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Golden Steer Steak n’ Rib House
23826 104th Avenue SE



March 11

21st District – Sen. Marko Liias, Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson
When: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

March 12

25th District – Reps. Hans Zeiger and Melanie Stambaugh
When: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

March 19

49th District – Sen. Annette Cleveland, Reps. Jim Moeller and Sharon Wylie
When: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Constituents can join the community conversation by calling 1-253-561-0087. They can listen in, ask questions and take part in instant polls.



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