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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m reaching out to you with an urgent call to action. Our efforts are needed in shaping the future of our state, and I firmly believe that your voice can make an impact.

Public hearings set for three citizen-driven initiatives

Exciting news! The majority party has committed to conducting public hearings on three out of the six citizen-driven initiatives. While this is a step forward, it’s unfortunate that not all initiatives will receive the full consideration they merit.

Your voice matters!

Your insights, perspectives, and lived experiences are paramount in guiding lawmakers’ choices. Whether you choose to share your viewpoints through writing or testify in person, your contribution is invaluable.

Let’s work together to ensure these initiatives get the consideration they deserve!

  • I-2081: A parental bill of rights will have a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 8 – 9 a.m. Comment on this initiative.
  • I-2111: Prohibiting state and local income taxes will have a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Comment on this initiative.
  • I-2113: Restoring vehicular police pursuits will have a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 9 – 10 a.m. Comment on this initiative.

You might want to consider testifying, either in person or online. If you do, however, bear in mind that due to the brevity of each hearing, opportunities to speak will be limited. But speaking in person can be a great way to make sure your voice is heard on these initiatives.

  • For information on how to testify in person or online, click here.
  • Learn more about the initiatives.

What happens next?

All three initiatives are set for committee voting on Friday, March 1. After this, it’s up to the majority party to decide whether to move them forward for a floor vote. If approved by the Legislature, they won’t need to go to the November ballot, guaranteeing their enactment.

Unfortunately, the majority party has chosen not to schedule hearings for the remaining three initiatives. However, I won’t back down. With two weeks left in the session, my dedication remains steadfast in advocating for hearings on all initiatives. My determination is to ensure every proposal receives a fair opportunity to be heard.

Here they are:

It’s important to note that after the last day of session, I cannot use my newsletter, website, or other legislative resources to provide information about the three remaining initiatives, as it would be considered campaigning for a ballot measure.

Thank you!

If you have any questions or require support to participate effectively, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your commitment to our communities is greatly appreciated, and I’m enthusiastic about working with you as we strive to make a positive impact together.


Jim Walsh

State Representative Jim Walsh, 19th Legislative District
428 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7806 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000