Rep. Ruth Kagi

In a win for children, the Youth Opportunities Act passes legislature!

March 10, 2014

Washington House Democrats

In a win for children, the Youth Opportunities Act passes legislature!

In a unanimous vote, the Senate passed SHB 1651, the Youth Opportunities Act that will seal juvenile records at age 18 for most youth offenders. The foundation of our state’s juvenile justice system is rehabilitation. It is most successful when youth reintegrate into society and become active, law-abiding, contributing members of their communities. But our current system makes that impossible. Washington is one of only eight states that have open juvenile records. Rep. Ruth Kagi, prime sponsor of the bill … Continue reading

Reps. Kagi and Ryu to host telephone town hall

February 20, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Reps. Kagi and Ryu to host telephone town hall

Reps. Kagi and Ryu will give constituents a mid-session update and answer constituent questions and concerns on state issues. Under the telephone town hall format, thousands of constituents will receive automatically generated telephone calls to their homes in the 32nd Legislative District just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 26. The constituents may ask questions for their representatives to answer live by pressing *3 on their phones during the call, and may listen to the questions from their neighbors. If constituents … Continue reading

Victory for foster families!

February 14, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Victory for foster families!

Rep. Ruth Kagi celebrates with foster youth at their legislative day as her bill, HB 2699, passes the House! Being a foster child is tough – moving homes, schools and living without family. Foster children deserve to enjoy fun, normal, activities like school field trips, sleepovers and sports competitions. But current law often prohibits them from doing so. Rep. Kagi’s bill fixes that law. It is a victory for foster families across the state!

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Reps. Kagi and Ryu with visiting students
Rep. Kagi with Robin Abel
Rep. Kagi talking to students
Rep. Ruth Kagi with students from WWU
Rep. Kagi in committee
Rep. Kagi playing Chutes & Ladders