Gov. Signs Farivar Bills into Law to Empowering Communities, Supporting Child Sex Abuse Survivors & Addressing Antitrust Practices

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, Governor Inslee signed House Bills 1541, 1618, and 2072 into law. All introduced by Representative Darya Farivar (D-North Seattle), the legislation represents an effort to utilize the... READ MORE

Farivar Bill Makes Reentry Easier for Released Individuals with State-Issued IDs 

OLYMPIA – Obtaining an ID might seem simple, but for individuals leaving state care or custody, it can be a major hurdle. Having an ID reduces recidivism by making it... READ MORE

Senate Votes To Empower Child Sex Abuse Survivors

OLYMPIA – Today, the Senate voted unanimously to pass House Bill 1618 addressing the impact of childhood sexual abuse and empowering survivors to seek justice. The legislation eliminates the statute... READ MORE

Reminder: Come Recognize Nowruz in Olympia

Dear neighbors and friends, As a reminder, please consider joining me in Olympia tomorrow, February 27th, between 10:30-11:30 am, to recognize Nowruz in the Washington State House of Representatives. I’ve... READ MORE

Week 7 Legislative Update

Friends and neighbors, It’s forty-six days into the legislative session, and we’ve already achieved significant progress together. Over 275 bills have been passed, many with bipartisan support, addressing critical issues... READ MORE

You’re Invited to Celebrate Nowruz!

Dear neighbors and friends, I am excited to invite you to celebrate the rich heritage of the Iranian, Afghan, Tajik, Uzbek, and Turkmen communities, as well as so many other... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: House Passes Farivar Bill Addressing Antitrust Penalties

OLYMPIA – Currently, Washington’s maximum penalty for antitrust violations is a measly $900,000, a slap on the wrist for corporations raking in millions through illegal schemes. This allows bad actors... READ MORE

Week 5 Legislative Update: Empowering Judges, Addressing Police Misconduct, & Protecting Reproductive Rights

Friends and neighbors, The 2024 legislative session reached its halfway point on February 6th, with significant progress made on important issues including criminal legal reform, gun violence prevention, and expanding... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: House Advances “Nothing About Us Without Us” Act

OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives has taken a significant step towards ensuring representation and meaningful participation in policymaking through the passage of House Bill 1541, also known... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Bill Seeking Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Passes House

OLYMPIA — Childhood sexual abuse effects one in four girls and one in thirteen boys worldwide. The trauma this abuse causes is long lasting and life altering. We now better... READ MORE