Make sure lawmakers in Olympia hear educator voices

Here's how you can stay up to speed with legislative and political news that affects students, educators and public schools – and take action with other union members and supporters.

  1. Help show legislators why our priorities are important. Share your experiences:
  2. Text ADVOCACY to 833-258-6815 to get regular legislative and election updates by text message
  3. Visit and subscribe to the advocacy blog
  4. Like and follow WEA Advocacy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  5. Post using the hashtags #WaEdu and #WaLeg 
  6. Call your legislator's office. Need your legislator's contact information? Find it here!  
  7. Call the Legislative Hotline at 800-562-6000 and leave a message for your lawmakers.
  8. LWEA members, reach out to WEA PAC chair Shaina Langley for opportunities to engage in LWEA's political action work.

About the Washington Legislature

The WEA Government Relations Team

  • Julie Salvi, Lead Lobbyist on salaries and competitive pay, school operating funding, school bargaining laws, WA Cares, Paid Family Medical Leave, Worker’s Comp (L & I), Unemployment, Department of Health, mental health supports and partnerships, gun safety
  • Simone Boe, Lobbyist on higher education, school nutrition, homeless and foster youth, simple majority – bonds, election laws, union rights, revenue
  • Jared Mason-Gere, Lobbyist on health care, pensions, school construction, graduation pathways, student behaviors and discipline, attendance laws
  • Nasue Nishida, Lobbyist on certification and evaluation, professional development, educator workforce development and diversity, Paraeducator training, dual language programs, curriculum including ethnic studies and inclusive curriculum, mastery-based learning, educator prep programs, transitional Kindergarten
  • Samantha Casne, Political Organizer
  • Emily Hansen, Political Organizer
  • Hillary Hunt, Political Organizer
  • Cassie Carrillo, Government Relations Assistant
  • Djibril Diop, Director of Government Relations

WEA Government Relations office phone: 360-943-3150