Whole Washington has a Universal Healthcare bill in the State Senate and we need to get it out of committee!
This year the Whole Washington Health Trust (SB 5204) was sponsored by SEVEN State Senators, led by Senator Bob Hasegawa. Senate Bill 5204 is fully realized, universal healthcare legislation, complete with specific funding mechanisms and a transition plan. If passed, Washington State residents could have comprehensive universal healthcare by 2023.
–> We need you to call Senator Annette Cleveland ASAP
or the Universal Healthcare bill (SB 5204) will die again in committee!
This is critically important. Without Senator Cleveland allowing a hearing, the bill cannot advance from committee. Bills that get a hearing this year will be decided by Feb. 15th.
In a time when millions of Americans are losing their employer-based health insurance, we have a better option. Please call Senator Cleveland to let her know you expect a hearing for SB 5204 and to let it out of her committee.
Her direct number is (360) 786 – 7696. Ask them to get back to you with a response from her. If you have a position with a local organization or another title, and you’re comfortable doing so, include that in your message.
After you call, be sure to also
This online action is really easy and effective!
Go to the SB 5204 Page on the Washington Legislative site.
- Click on Comment on the bill
- Fill in your address info.
- Send to all three of your elected officials
- Include your personal story, best argument or a brief statement in the Comment section.
- Click Support and that you’d like a response (if you do).
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