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Our 2017 Legislative Agenda

The Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC) is comprised of six members and three AFT Washington staff that have participated in a series of meetings evaluating the past 2016 session. The LAC divided up into three groups to analyze potential areas of concern that could be addressed this legislative session. The final meeting of the LAC culminated in a joint meeting with the WEA which created the final agenda and strategy for the upcoming 2017 session. AFT Washington's Executive Board approved this agenda.

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Tips on How to Conduct a Petition Drive at Your Local

Contact your relevant school or college facilities office and reserve a table or an area for petitioning. . . 

  • during the hours during the day when the most people are there, 
  • in a place with lots of foot-traffic, 
  • from Monday, January 4 (at the earliest) through Friday, January 29.

Gathering signatures is an ACTIVE process; merely sitting or standing passively while people walk by is not effective compared to greeting people with a smile and a quick explanatory introduction.

For more tips, click on the headline above. 


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