Ask Your State Senator to Vote YES!
Please register your support with your Senator for SHB 1241 HERE.
PASSED THE HOUSE!
• The bill PASSED the HOUSE with bipartisan support on January 11th - Yeas, 86; Nays, 11; Absent, 0; Excused, 1. The bill has moved to the Senate.
• A public hearing was held in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on January 29, 2024. You can view the hearing HERE.
• Executive action taking in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on January 30, 2024. The majority voted DO PASS. You can view the hearing HERE.
• The bill has been passed to the Senate Rules Committee to review.
• Increases penalty for harassment of an election worker to a class C felony.
• Allows election workers who are harassed to apply for the address confidentiality program.
Legislator & Staff Information
Committee & Bill Information
Submitting Written Testimony
How to Register to Testify Remotely
Additional Information About Testifying
Check The Schedule
Check the legislative website to know when a bill is scheduled to be heard. Be advised, schedules can change quickly, especially in the final days of a legislative session. You can also contact the legislative staff of the bill's prime sponsor to get an idea of when the bill might be heard in committee for public comment.
Know the Process and Players
Before testifying, know who is sponsoring the bill, who supports or opposes the bill and why. Be familiar with the committee chairs, committee members, and legislative staff. You may also let the sponsor of the bill or key legislators know beforehand you are testifying on the bill, especially if you are representing a group or organization. They may have specific points they want you to focus on.
Know the Purpose of Your Testimony
Understand why you are testifying. Are you there to persuade, dissuade, provide expertise, or delay action on a bill? Know how to separate out the important points of your testimony to ensure they are heard. Personal stories are a good way to illustrate your testimony and can make the biggest impact on committee members.
Essential Components of Your Testimony
Build Strategic Coalitions with "Likely Voters"
Do Your Research
Schedule Your Meeting
Be Polite, Professional and On Time
Introduce Yourself as a Constituent Who Votes
Making Your Ask & Providing Materials
Other Important Tips and Follow Up