Feb 10, 12:33 AM
Talk with your legislators at their February Town Hall and ask them to support next steps toward universal coverage!
Most scheduled town halls are on Saturday, February 17, but not all - the dates of those not falling on February 17 are in italics.
Our members of the state legislature are half-way through their 60-day session this year. Now is the time to tell your legislators of your support for a state-bill offering full healthcare coverage for all Washington residents. If more than one of you from HCFA-WA attend, split up these questions among you, and please let us know how your town hall went with an email to action@healthcareforallWA.org.
Find your legislative district and legislators here. Our list of sponsors and co-sponsors in the legislature is here.
Town Hall Primer
The main thing is to get a group of friends to join you, be visible in our colors, blue and yellow, and plan who will speak to which point. For more tips, go here.
At the Town Hall, first let them know who you are: I am a constituent living in <neighborhood or town> and a friend of Health Care for All-WA. Then add one of the questions below:
For Democrat supporters:We received surprisingly broad support this session in both the House and the Senate for our single payer bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 5701. First off, I thank you wholeheartedly for your support. As your constituent, I’m asking you to urge your colleagues to also support our bills moving into next year. Can we count on you for that? Click here for a list of our co-sponsors.
For Democrats on the fence or not yet co-sponsors:
We received surprisingly broad support this session in both the House and the Senate for our single payer bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 5701. Given that universal health care coverage is in the state Democratic platform, can we count on your support for the improved and revised bills next year? Click here for a list of our co-sponsors.
If they reply, "I can’t say until I read the bills," ask: Are you supportive of single payer health care in WA state?
If they reply, "I’d have to see the numbers," say:
We are currently working with leadership on commissioning a study to get you exact numbers for Washington state. So far, every economic study on single payer has shown billions of dollars in savings to individuals, businesses and the state.
For RepublicansOur bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 5701 for single payer gained bipartisan support this legislative session. Given our state is seeing increased care provider deserts and skyrocketing health care costs with no real answer in sight, are you willing to support a single payer option for Washington state? We know that the evidence showing savings of billions of dollars for individual, businesses and the state is insurmountable.
For All:I hope you will support our improved and revised single payer bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 570 that will be submitted for 2019. This is important to me because…(choose a personal story, skyrocketing high premiums and deductibles are unaffordable for most, concern from small business, rural hospital closures, lack of insurance options, etc).
Legislative District 1 Sat, Feb 17 3:30-5:30pmRep. Derek Stanford, Rep. Shelley Kloba, Sen. Guy PalumboMobius Hall, Cascadia Community College18345 Campus Way NEBothell, WA 98011
Legislative District 5 Sat, Feb 17 10-11am Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D Greater Maple Valley Community Center22010 SE 248th StMaple Valley, WA 98038
Sat, Feb 17 12:30-1:30pm Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D Blakely Hall At Issaquah Highlands 2550 NE Park DrIssaquah, WA 98029
Sat, Feb 17 2:30-3:30pm Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D North Bend Library115 E 4th StreetNorth Bend, WA 98045
Legislative District 6Sat, Feb 17 10:30am-12pmRep. Volz-R Airport Heights Community Center13120 West 13thAirway Heights, WA 99001
Legislative District 8Sat, Feb 17 9am-12pmReps. Haler-R & Klippert-RARC of Tri Cities1455 Fowler StreetRichland, WA 99352
Tuesday, Feb. 20 6-7pm- Town Hall Conference CallReps. Haler-R & Klippert-RCall in: (509) 941-2750Press STAR (*) to ask questions
Legislative District 9Thurs, Feb 22, 6-7pm - Town Hall Conference CallReps. Schmick-R and Dye-RCall in (509) 724-2970
Legislative District 11 Sat, Feb 17 10:30-12pm Sen. Hasegawa-D, Reps. Bergquist-D & Hudgins-D King County Office of Emergency Management 3511 Northeast 2nd StreetRenton, WA 98056
Legislative District 13Mon, Feb 19, 6pm - Town Hall Conference CallSen. Judy Warnick-R and Reps. Matt Manweller-R and Tom Dent-RCall in: (509) 404-3047
Legislative District 20Monday, Feb 19 6:30-7:30pm Town Hall Conference CallSen. Braun-R and Rep. Orcutt-RCall in: (360) 209-3911
Legislative District 21 Sat, Feb 17 11am-1pm Sen. Liias-D, Reps. Ortiz-Self-D & Peterson-D Great Hall at Meadowdale High School 6002 168th St SWLynnwood, WA 98037
Legislative District 22 Thu, Feb 22 6:30-8:30pm Sen. Hunt-D, Reps. Dolan-D & Doglio-D South Puget Sound Community College - Lacey, in the Event CenterLacey, WA 98503
Legislative District 23 Sat, Feb 17 10-11:30amRep. Sherry Appleton, Rep. Drew Hansen, Sen. Christine ReevesPoulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe St NEBremerton, WA 98370Sat, Feb 17 1:30-3:30pm Rep. Sherry Appleton, Rep. Drew Hansen, Sen. Christine ReevesHumanities and Social Services Building Room 129,1600 Chester Ave,Bremerton, WA 98337
Legislative District 25Sat, Feb 17, 10am Sen. Hans Zeiger-R and Reps. Melanie Stambaugh-R and Joyce McDonald-R Pierce College Puyallup, College Center Building, MPR-A1601 39th Ave SEPuyallup, WA 98374
Legislative District 26Thurs, Feb 15, 6-7pm - Town Hall Conference CallRep. Young-RCall in: (253) 387-7687
Sat, Feb 17, 9-11amRep. Young-RGig Harbor City Hall Council Chambers3510 Grandview St.Gig Harbor, WA
Sat, Feb 17, 10-11:30amRep. Caldier-RKitsap County Commissioners Office, 4th Floor619 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366
Sat, Feb 17, 12:30-2:30pmRep. Young-RCity Hall Council Chambers216 Prospect StPort Orchard, WA
Sat, Feb 17, 2-3:30pmGig Harbor Civic Center Council Chambers3510 Grandview StreetGig Harbor, WA 98335
Sat, Feb 17, 4-6pmRep. Young-RNorm Dicks Building Council Chambers345 6th StBremerton, WA
Sat, Feb 17, 7-9pmRep. Young-R Key Peninsula Civic Center Whitmore Room 17010 S Vaughn Rd KP NVaughn, WA
Legislative District 27 Sat, Feb 17 10am-12pm Sen. Darnielle-D, Reps. Fey-D & Jinkins-D The Tacoma Campus at The Evergreen State College 1210 6th AveTacoma, WA 98405
Legislative District 28 Feb 17 3:00-5:00 p.m Sen. Steve O’Ban-R, Rep. Dick Muri-R, & Rep. Kristine Kilduff-DSteilacoom Town Hall1717 Lafayette StSteilacoom, WA 98388
Legislative District 29 Sat, Feb 17 12:30-2:30pm Sen. Conway-D 2201 S 78th StTacoma, WA 98409
Sat, Feb 17 10:30-11:45am Rep. David Sawyer 208 Garfield St STacoma, WA 98444
Sat, Feb 17 1-2:15pm Rep. David Sawyer 317 2 72nd StTacoma, WA 98408
Legislative District 33 Sat, Feb 17 10-11:30amSen. Keiser-D, Reps. Gregerson-D & Orwall-D LiUNA! Laborers Local
Legislative District 36 Sun, Feb 18 4-7pm Rep. Noel Frame & Rep. Gael TarletonFlying Bike Brewery8570 Greenwood Ave NSeattle, WA 98103
Legislative District 39Sat, Feb 17 10am-12pmSen. Keith Wagoner-R and Rep. Carolyn Eslick-RSultan City Hall319 Main St. #200Sultan, WA 98294
Sat, Feb 17 4-6pmSen. Keith Wagoner-R and Rep. Carolyn Eslick-RHadley Hall18513 59th Ave NE Arlington, WA 98223
Legislative District 41 Sat, Feb 17 10am- 12pm Sen. Wellman-D, Rep Senn-D & Clibborn-D Somerset Elementary PTSA 14100 SE Somerset BlvdBellevue, WA 98006
Legislative District 42Sat, Feb 17 2-4pmSen. Doug Ericksen-R and Reps. Vincent Buys-R and Luanne Van Werven-RBlaine Community Center763 G St.Blaine, WA 98230
Legislative District 43 Sat, Feb 17 1-2:30pm Sen. Pedersen-D, Reps. Chopp-D & Macri-D Seattle First Baptist ChurchSeattle, WA 98122
Legislative District 44 Sat, Feb 17 9:30-11:00am Rep. John Lovick Lake Stevens Fire District Conference Room10518 18th St. SELake Stevens, WA 98258
Sat, Feb 17 2:30-4:00pm Rep. John Lovick Mill Creek Council Chambers15728 Main StreetMill Creek, WA 98012
Legislative District 45 Sat, Feb 17 11am-1pm Sen. Dhingra-D, Reps. Goodman-D & Springer-D Lake Washington Technical Academy11605 132nd Ave NEKirkland, WA 98034
Legislative District 46 Mon, Feb 19 7-8:30pm Sen. Frockt-D, Reps. Pollet-D & Valdez-D Telephone Town Hall To participate, call 877-299-8493 and use the pin “116293”
Legislative District 47 Sat, Feb 17 11am-12:30pm Rep. Pat Sullivan The Golden Steer23826 104th Ave SEKent, WA 98031
Legislative District 48 Sat, Feb 17 10:30am- 12pmSen. Kuderer-D, Reps. Slatter-D & McBride-D Redmond City Hall in the Council Chambers 15670 NE 85th StRedmond, WA 98052
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