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Major Changes Recommended for Use of Deadly Force by Law Enforcement

State Representative Roger Goodman and State Senator David Frockt at hearing

OLYMPIA — After months of meetings where task force members heard from police, prosecutors, stakeholders, and community members, the Joint Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing voted on 30 recommendations to send to the legislature… READ MORE

House Democrats elect their leaders


OLYMPIA – House Democrats elected their leadership team for the 2017 legislative session during their first post-election meeting on Friday afternoon. Democrats maintained majority control of the state House of Representatives as a result of the November general election. 2017… READ MORE

Spokane Representative Marcus Riccelli elected Majority Whip

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OLYMPIA – Building on four years of bipartisan cooperation and leadership, State Representative Marcus Riccelli (D – Spokane) was elected Majority Whip by Democratic colleagues today. Riccelli previously served as Deputy Whip, and is Vice Chair of the Health Care… READ MORE

3rd District Legislators Condemn Hate-Crime Vandalism at Martin Luther King Center

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SPOKANE – The following is a joint statement from State Senator Andy Billig and Representatives Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli: “Today it was reported that the Martin Luther King Center was vandalized with a racial slur. We are outraged that… READ MORE

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Investing in Washington

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Last week, the House and Senate voted to pass a budget to move forward on many of the state’s most pressing needs. Although it took a few weeks of special session to reach an agreement and finish the legislative session,... READ MORE

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House Democrats are fighting to rebuild the middle class in Washington state.

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Learn more about the Members of Color Caucus, which is eliminating barriers to success

Meet the Members of Color Caucus

Communities of color face unique challenges in education, employment, voting rights, the judicial system, and with many other social and economic issues. The Members of Color Caucus is working to remove barriers that limit opportunities for Washington's communities of color. Please LIKE and SHARE this video if you believe our state can do more to provide opportunity for all.

Posted by Washington House Democrats on Thursday, May 5, 2016

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