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Final Push: Urge your state representatives to send the education reform bill to the governor’s desk

We’re one step closer to re-defining basic education for the first time in 30 years for Washington’s one million public school children.

The State Senate passed the education reform bill, ESHB 2261, by a vote of 26 to 23 yesterday. The bill now goes to the House for approval before reaching the governor’s desk.

Your personal call will make a difference in the outcome of this vote.

TAKE ACTION: Please call your state representatives by Monday morning and urge them to vote YES to send ESHB 2261 to the governor’s desk.

  • Call the legislative hotline at 1.800.562.6000. The hotline is open from 8 AM to 8 PM M-F and 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday.
  • Urge your state representatives to vote YES on ESHB 2261.

View the vote count on HB 2261 to see how your state representatives previously voted.

For the first time in a generation, we’re poised to re-define our state’s definition of basic education based on today’s expectations. ESHB 2261, which incorporates improvements from the Senate, would:

  • Strengthen Washington’s high school diploma and expand the school day to prepare students for college, job training and the workforce;
  • Re-define basic education to include transportation to and from school, all-day kindergarten, highly capable funding, and early learning for children considered at-risk; and
  • Fully implement these reforms with full funding by the 2018-19 school year.

Click here for a full summary of the bill passed by the Senate.

Thank you for your support.

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