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  • Two yellow post it notes on glass door that say Sorry We are closed and "Covid 19"
    Safely reopening our economy | April 23, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, On Tuesday evening, several thousand of you joined us for a telephone town hall – thank you! Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman and Tacoma-Pierce… READ MORE

  • Help is on the way | April 2, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, Before the end of the 2020 session, the COVID-19 pandemic was just hitting Washington state. We voted to spend $200 million to fight the virus. But… READ MORE

  • hands lathered with soap
    An update on the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 | March 2, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including several deaths. It is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread…. READ MORE

  • Speaker Jinkins at podium speaking to attendees at African American Legislative Day at the capitol
    Cutoff week and town hall reminder | February 17, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, It’s a busy week at the state capitol! Yesterday, February 19, was “House of Origin cutoff.” That’s the final date for bills to be voted out… READ MORE

  • Photo of July 31 House Democrats speaker election press conference
    A new chapter | August 14, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, As the back-to-school season approaches, families across Washington are getting ready for the new school year and the changes it brings. One big change in my… READ MORE

  • Rep. Jinkins selfie on top of Tacoma Dome with Pride flag
    Communities standing together | July 12, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, In a historic first, the Pride flag was raised last week over the Tacoma Dome in celebration of Tacoma Pride – and I was one of… READ MORE

  • A “putting people first” budget | May 8, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, The 2019 legislative session adjourned just before midnight on April 28. While the final days were a marathon of late, late nights and way too little… READ MORE

  • Rep. Jinkins pointing at budget slide at town hall meeting
    Staying engaged: Town hall highlights | March 28, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, Thank you to everyone who came to our town hall meeting last Saturday at the Eastside Community Center in Tacoma. These meetings are one of several… READ MORE

  • Affordable, accessible health care | March 12, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, By the time this newsletter lands in your inbox, we’ll have reached a critical deadline in the state legislature. It’s called “House of Origin Cutoff.” This… READ MORE

  • Long-Term Care Trust Act clears House | February 21, 2019

    OLYMPIA – A first-in-the-nation bill to address Washington’s looming long-term care crisis passed the state House of Representatives today. Reps. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Drew MacEwen (R-Union) led a bipartisan… READ MORE

  • Reforming our broken eviction system | February 14, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors, The recent snowstorm threw many of us for a loop, even causing the cancellation of all House and Senate committee hearings at the state capitol this… READ MORE

  • House Swearing In Ceremony
    The Legislature is now is session | January 16, 2019

    Dear friends and neighbors Hello from the state capitol in Olympia! On Monday, I was sworn in as your representative in the State House. It is an honor and a… READ MORE

  • Article: Helping Pay for Long-term Care | January 8, 2019

    A few years ago, state Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) got a close look at the financial toll of long-term care when her mother-in-law went on Medicaid. “It’s incredibly stressful to… READ MORE

  • The 2019 session begins January 14 | December 6, 2018

    Dear friends and neighbors, This week, committees in the state House of Representatives met to prepare for the 2019 legislative session, which begins January 14. Did you know you can… READ MORE