Category Archives: Federal

Protect Voting Rights – Call Your Senators This Week!


As we face the historic battle to protect voting rights in Congress, we are up against the determined opposition of powerful corporations and their political allies in both parties.

And we face imminent threats to our very democracy from new laws in many states to suppress the vote and subvert election results – fueled by the Big Lie of a stolen election that continues to motivate the insurrectionist movement. The US Senate must change its filibuster rules in order to pass voting rights legislation. Our democracy could soon be replaced by minority rule, crippling our ability to build a more just society and to avoid the endgame of climate catastrophe. We cannot let that happen!

There is hope: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that the Senate will bring the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act to the floor by January 17, MLK Day  — and he’s willing to carve out a filibuster exception to get them passed. We need the biggest possible outpouring of grassroots support to make sure the Senate passes these bills and stops voter suppression. 

It’s now or never: We must protect voting rights. Click here to be connected to your senators and tell them to vote to pass voter protections.

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Announcing our August 24th Public Forum, 5:30-6:30 PM


Universal Health Care on the Horizon! WA’s Federal and State Lawmakers and Labor Leaders Discuss Next Steps

Please join us for a valuable and timely discussion as Congress is deliberating on what health care proposals to include in its next big legislative package this summer.

  • Next steps that can be taken to expand coverage and affordability
  • How must Congress support our state as our new Universal Health Care Commission gets to work to design a public plan for all Washingtonian

Confirmed panelists (new additions in bold)

  • US Rep. Suzan DelBene (CD-1)
  • US Rep. Adam Smith (CD-9) 
  • Colin Goldfinch, US Sen. Patty Murray’s Deputy Health Policy Director
  • WA Rep. Eileen Cody (LD-34)
  • WA Sen. David Frockt (LD-46)
  • WA Rep. Nicole Macri (LD-43)
  • WA Rep. My-Linh Thai (LD-41)
  • Larry Brown, Washington State Labor Council President
  • Lynnette Vehrs, Washington State Nurses Association President

Moderated by Bevin McLeod, Founder and Board President, Alliance for a Healthy Washington

Latest Polling: Strong Majority Support for Six Dem Health Care Proposals


Morning Consult and Politico polled registered voters last month about six health care proposals Democrats are considering including in a third package using budget reconciliation. The proposals are listed on the left column in the graphic below.

➤ All proposals have strong majority support of all voters

➤ Most proposals have over 60% support of all voters

➤ Four proposals have majority Republican voter support

Take Action! When you are contacting your U.S Representative and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell in support of these measures, please remind them that there is strong majority support for these proposals among voters. Here’s a quick HCHR-WA Call to Action.

83% graphic from Rep. Pramila Jayapal tweet, June 27, 2021

Polling results chart from Morning Consult article. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

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