Join the Washington State Wire as we host a virtual conversation between legislative Democrats on the 2021 session.
This was an impressive session for progressives, the likes of which Washington State hasn’t seen since the 1993 session. The challenge for them now will be to sell their victories to a broader public. From the capital gains tax to the Climate Commitment Act to the Blake decision, the implications of this session will be vast, and long-felt.
In this virtual conversation with legislative Democrats working at the core of these major pieces of legislation, we will recap what happened this session and what it all means for Washington State.
Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM PST
Sen. Manka Dhingra, Deputy Majority Leader, Washington State Senate
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Chair of the House Environment & Energy Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
Rep. Marcus Riccelli, Majority Whip, Washington State House of Representatives
Senator Manka Dhingra is Deputy Majority Leader of the Washington State Senate. She brings two decades of experience as a prosecutor and behavioral health expert to her roles as chair of the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee and vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. She also serves on the Ways & Means Committee.
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon was elected to represent the 34th Legislative District in 2010. He chairs the House Environment & Energy Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources committees. He also serves on the Select Committee for Pension Policy. Prior to his election, Joe was a legislative staffer and member of the Burien Planning Commission.
Elected to the state legislature in 2012, Rep. Marcus Riccelli serves on the Health Care & Wellness Committee, which he vice-chaired for three years, as well as on the Capital Budget, Transportation, and Rules committees. He was also elected by his colleagues to the leadership role of Majority Whip in 2016. He serves on the Governor’s Council for the Healthiest Next Generation, Joint Legislative Executive Committee on Planning for Aging and Disability Issues and is former chair of the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.
We hope that you will join us for a thoughtful, informative, and timely conversation. Register here.