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  • Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Statewide

    Feb Town Halls

    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.

    Suggested Scripts

    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 Republicans
    Our 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).

     

    Town Halls

    Legislative District 1
    Sat, Feb 17 3:30-5:30pm
    Rep. Derek Stanford, Rep. Shelley Kloba, Sen. Guy Palumbo
    Mobius Hall, Cascadia Community College
    18345 Campus Way NE
    Bothell, WA 98011

    Legislative District 5
    Sat, Feb 17 10-11am
    Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D
    Greater Maple Valley Community Center
    22010 SE 248th St
    Maple 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 Dr
    Issaquah, WA 98029

    Sat, Feb 17 2:30-3:30pm
    Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D
    North Bend Library
    115 E 4th Street
    North Bend, WA 98045

    Legislative District 6
    Sat, Feb 17 10:30am-12pm
    Rep. Volz-R 
    Airport Heights Community Center
    13120 West 13th
    Airway Heights, WA 99001

    Legislative District 8
    Sat, Feb 17 9am-12pm
    Reps. Haler-R & Klippert-R
    ARC of Tri Cities
    1455 Fowler Street
    Richland, WA 99352

    Tuesday, Feb. 20 6-7pm- Town Hall Conference Call
    Reps. Haler-R & Klippert-R
    Call in: (509) 941-2750
    Press STAR (*) to ask questions

    Legislative District 9
    Thurs, Feb 22, 6-7pm - Town Hall Conference Call
    Reps. Schmick-R and Dye-R
    Call 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 Street
    Renton, WA 98056

    Legislative District 13
    Mon, Feb 19, 6pm - Town Hall Conference Call
    Sen. Judy Warnick-R and Reps. Matt Manweller-R and Tom Dent-R
    Call in: (509) 404-3047 

    Legislative District 20
    Monday, Feb 19 6:30-7:30pm Town Hall Conference Call
    Sen. Braun-R and Rep. Orcutt-R
    Call 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 SW
    Lynnwood, 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 Center
    Lacey, WA 98503

    Legislative District 23
    Sat, Feb 17 10-11:30am
    Rep. Sherry Appleton, Rep. Drew Hansen, Sen. Christine Reeves
    Poulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe St NE
    Bremerton, WA 98370

    Sat, Feb 17 1:30-3:30pm
    Rep. Sherry Appleton, Rep. Drew Hansen, Sen. Christine Reeves
    Humanities and Social Services Building Room 129,
    1600 Chester Ave,
    Bremerton, WA 98337

    Legislative District 25
    Sat, Feb 17, 10am
    Sen. Hans Zeiger-R and Reps. Melanie Stambaugh-R and Joyce McDonald-R 
    Pierce College Puyallup, College Center Building, MPR-A
    1601 39th Ave SE
    Puyallup, WA 98374

    Legislative District 26
    Thurs, Feb 15, 6-7pm - Town Hall Conference Call
    Rep. Young-R
    Call in: (253) 387-7687

    Sat, Feb 17, 9-11am
    Rep. Young-R
    Gig Harbor City Hall Council Chambers
    3510 Grandview St.
    Gig Harbor, WA

    Sat, Feb 17, 10-11:30am
    Rep. Caldier-R
    Kitsap County Commissioners Office, 4th Floor
    619 Division St.
    Port Orchard, WA 98366

    Sat, Feb 17, 12:30-2:30pm
    Rep. Young-R
    City Hall Council Chambers
    216 Prospect St
    Port Orchard, WA

    Sat, Feb 17,  2-3:30pm
    Gig Harbor Civic Center Council Chambers
    3510 Grandview Street
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

    Sat, Feb 17, 4-6pm
    Rep. Young-R
    Norm Dicks Building Council Chambers
    345 6th St
    Bremerton, WA

    Sat, Feb 17, 7-9pm
    Rep. Young-R
    Key Peninsula Civic Center Whitmore Room
    17010 S Vaughn Rd KP N
    Vaughn, 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 Ave
    Tacoma, 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-D
    Steilacoom Town Hall
    1717 Lafayette St
    Steilacoom, WA 98388

    Legislative District 29
    Sat, Feb 17 12:30-2:30pm
    Sen. Conway-D
    2201 S 78th St
    Tacoma, WA 98409

    Sat, Feb 17 10:30-11:45am 
    Rep. David Sawyer
    208 Garfield St S
    Tacoma, WA 98444

    Sat, Feb 17 1-2:15pm 
    Rep. David Sawyer
    317 2 72nd St
    Tacoma, WA 98408

    Legislative District 33
    Sat, Feb 17 10-11:30am
    Sen. Keiser-D, Reps. Gregerson-D & Orwall-D
    LiUNA! Laborers Local

    Legislative District 36
    Sun, Feb 18 4-7pm
    Rep. Noel Frame & Rep. Gael Tarleton
    Flying Bike Brewery
    8570 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103

    Legislative District 39
    Sat, Feb 17 10am-12pm
    Sen. Keith Wagoner-R and Rep. Carolyn Eslick-R
    Sultan City Hall
    319 Main St. #200
    Sultan, WA 98294

    Sat, Feb 17 4-6pm
    Sen. Keith Wagoner-R and Rep. Carolyn Eslick-R
    Hadley Hall
    18513 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 Blvd
    Bellevue, WA 98006

    Legislative District 42
    Sat, Feb 17 2-4pm
    Sen. Doug Ericksen-R and Reps. Vincent Buys-R and Luanne Van Werven-R
    Blaine Community Center
    763 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 Church
    Seattle, WA 98122

    Legislative District 44
    Sat, Feb 17 9:30-11:00am
    Rep. John Lovick
    Lake Stevens Fire District Conference Room
    10518 18th St. SE
    Lake Stevens, WA 98258

    Sat, Feb 17 2:30-4:00pm
    Rep. John Lovick
    Mill Creek Council Chambers
    15728 Main Street
    Mill Creek, WA 98012

    Legislative District 45
    Sat, Feb 17 11am-1pm
    Sen. Dhingra-D, Reps. Goodman-D & Springer-D 
    Lake Washington Technical Academy
    11605 132nd Ave NE
    Kirkland, 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 Steer
    23826 104th Ave SE
    Kent, WA 98031

    Legislative District 48
    Sat, Feb 17 10:30am- 12pm
    Sen. Kuderer-D, Reps. Slatter-D & McBride-D
    Redmond City Hall in the Council Chambers
    15670 NE 85th St
    Redmond, WA 98052

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