The clock is ticking on the first-ever government shutdown in Washington state history.
If our state legislature doesn’t pass a budget by June 30, parks would close for the Fourth of July, the parents of 52,000 children would lose childcare support, and food banks that support thousands of hungry families would lose state food and funding.1
The most vulnerable populations among us will be the hardest hit—those suffering from mental illnesses, the elderly, and families with young children.
The legislature must reach a consensus in the next few days in order to pass legislation by June 30, but certain lawmakers are refusing to compromise. They would rather shut down our state government than invest in our kids’ futures.
We only have a few days to send a strong message that we expect legislators to do their job and pass a budget that fully funds education and protects families and seniors.
Will you join Sound Alliance and the All in for Washington coalition this Thursday, June 22 for a statewide day of action to demand a progressive budget?
There are four events to choose from in the Puget Sound area. Click on the links to view these events on Facebook:
: 11 AM - 12 PM at Celebration Park. Meet at the North end of the park at the corner of 13th Ave S and S 324th Street. We’ll be hearing about the impacts of a government shutdown and budget cuts from a diverse group of voices before marching up Pacific Highway to S 320th Street, carrying banners and signs.
: 12 - 1 PM in front of Western State Hospital in Lakewood, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98498. We’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown on health care and mental health services.
: 2 - 3 PM in front of Puyallup City Hall, 333 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371. We’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown and budget cuts from a diverse group of voices before marching to the office of State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, so that she can hear directly from her constituents.
: 4 - 5 PM at Heritage Park in Kirkland, 111 Waverly Way, Kirkland, WA 98033. We’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown and budget cuts from a diverse group of voices.