Rep. Brady Walkinshaw

Statements from the LGBTQ Caucus: marriage equality finally guaranteed in every state

June 26, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Statements from the LGBTQ Caucus: marriage equality finally guaranteed in every state

OLYMPIA – Today the United States Supreme Court issued its much-awaited ruling on marriage equality across the country. In a landmark decision that will finally secure marriage rights for all couples, the Court ruled state bans on same-sex marriages across the country unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment, effectively granting couples in all 50 states the right to marry. Washington voters approved marriage equality in 2012. In response, Washington State House and Senate members of the LGBTQ Caucus released the following … Continue reading

Governor signs Joel’s Law to give families access to emergency mental health treatment

May 14, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Governor signs Joel’s Law to give families access to emergency mental health treatment

OLYMPIA – Today Governor Jay Inslee signed Joel’s Law, the mental health care reform bill that will allow families to get emergency mental health treatment for their family members in crisis. Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D – Seattle) is the House sponsor of Joel’s Law, which is named after Joel Reuter, a young man from Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood who was tragically shot in his apartment after an armed standoff with police. Joel struggled with mental illness. “We took a big … Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gov signing Walkinshaw heroin overdose medication bill

May 7, 2015

Rep. Brady Walkinshaw

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gov signing Walkinshaw heroin overdose medication bill

OLYMPIA – Tomorrow morning the governor will sign Rep. Brady Walkinshaw’s (D – Seattle) bill to make life-saving heroin overdose medication available to first responders, community providers, and family members and friends of users. Heroin use has significantly increased in Seattle and statewide, and Walkinshaw’s bill will give emergency overdose medication to the people closest to users. Opioid antagonists like naloxone — commonly known as brand name Narcan — save lives by reversing the effects of a heroin overdose. But … Continue reading

Final approval for Walkinshaw bill to make emergency overdose medication available to all

April 23, 2015

Rep. Brady Walkinshaw

Final approval for Walkinshaw bill to make emergency overdose medication available to all

OLYMPIA – The governor is set to sign a Rep. Brady Walkinshaw bill that will put life-saving heroin overdose medication in the hands of first responders, community providers, and family members and friends of users. Opioid antagonists like naloxone — commonly known as brand name Narcan — save lives by reversing the effects of a heroin overdose. But under current law, access to heroin overdose drugs like Narcan is restricted to licensed health care professionals and those with prescriptions. Walkinshaw’s (D … Continue reading

Legislature sends Joel’s Law mental health care reform bill to governor

April 22, 2015

Rep. Brady Walkinshaw

Legislature sends Joel’s Law mental health care reform bill to governor

OLYMPIA – Today both chambers passed a final version of Joel’s Law, the mental health care reform bill that will allow families to get emergency mental health treatment for their family members in crisis. Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D – Seattle) is the House sponsor of Joel’s Law, named after Joel Reuter, a young man from Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood who was tragically shot in his apartment after an armed standoff with police. Joel struggled with mental illness.

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Olympia, WA
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