2023 Senior Lobby/WSARA Legislative Forum & Lobby Day
February 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Lobbying tips from 12-1 p.m.
Below please find information about tomorrow’s virtual Lobby Day and Forum hosted by the Senior Lobby and WSARA. RPEC is represented on the executive boards of both organizations, and we partner regularly with both organizations on a wide range of shared legislative priorities. Tomorrow’s program is excellent. I hope you will take the time to attend via Zoom. The link is below. Please also note that lobbying tips will be provided from 12-1 p.m. You will need to register separately for that virtual learning session, which is being presented by WSARA’s national organization.
Senior Lobby and WSARA have announced the agenda for their 2023 Lobby Day and Forum this Thursday February 23, 2023.
Washington State Senior Citizens Lobby Agenda:
8:30 am Welcome and Introduction by Bob LeRoy, VP, Washington State Senior Citizen Senior Lobby, and the Long-Term Care Foundation of Washington
8:40 -9:00 am 2023 Legislative Session Update, Cynthia Stewart, WA League of Woman Voters
9:00 – 9:30 am Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck
9:30 – 9:45 am Housing Options, ADU, Cathy McCaul, AARP, Birte Olsen, AMHO
9:45 -10:00 am Senior Property Tax Exemption HB 1355, Steven Drew, Thurston County Assessor
10:00 -10:10 Bea Rector, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
10:10 -10:15 am Laurie Weidner, Retired Public Employees Council, State Pensions
10:15-10:30 am Proposed Insurance Legislation, Bryon Welch, Deputy Insurance Commissioner
10:30-10:45 am Hearing Loss Legislation – Cheri Perazzoli, Hearing Loss Association of Washington
11:45-11:00 am Long Term Care Staffing Shortage
11:00-11:15 am Paid Family Leave/Health Care, Gabriela Quintana, Economic Opportunity Institute
11:15 -11:30 am Budget and Revenue – Andy Nicholas, Budget and Policy Center
Here is the Zoom information for Senior Lobby:
Meeting ID: 819 3757 4876
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,81937574876#,,,,*961448# US (Tacoma)
Then take a short break and tune back into Zoom at 12 noon!
WSARA 2023 Legislative Forum – Ready, Set, Lobby! Agenda
Welcome by WSARA President Jackie Boschok
Lobby Tips by John Traynor, WA State Labor Council Legislative Director
WSARA 2023 State Legislative Priorities
You must pre-register to receive your own WSARA personal zoom invitation: