29th District Legislative Review: Funding, Resources, & Staying in Touch

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’d like to thank each of you who attended our telephone town hall on May 2nd. It was a pleasure to hear about your priorities directly,... READ MORE

RESCHEDULED: 29th LD Telephone Town Hall Next Thursday

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for your understanding regarding the postponement of yesterday’s telephone town hall. I am pleased to announce that the event has been rescheduled for next... READ MORE

CANCELLED: Join Me for a Telephone Town Hall Next Wednesday

UPDATE 4/24/24: Unfortunately, I need to postpone my telephone town hall. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled event very soon! You can still submit your questions ahead of time in this survey! Dear... READ MORE

Gov. Signs Mena Bill Strengthening International Partnerships

OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee signed House Bill 2000 into law yesterday, positioning Washington for a brighter future in a globalized world. Recognizing the growing importance of international relations, Representative Sharlett... READ MORE

29th District Update: Week Eight of the 2024 Legislative Session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Happy Leap Day! Since I last wrote, the House of Representatives has introduced three supplemental budgets for 2024: the capital/construction, transportation, and operating budgets. One of... READ MORE

House Passes Bill Banning Hog-Tying by Law Enforcement

OLYMPIA – Recognizing the dangers of hog-tying, the Washington State House of Representatives took a significant step toward protecting lives and rebuilding trust with communities by passing Senate Bill 6009.... READ MORE

Senate Passes Mena Bill Establishing Pay Equity for All Protected Classes in Washington 

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate passed House Bill 1905 today, aimed at leveling the playing field for workers across the state. Sponsored by Rep. Sharlett Mena (D-Tacoma), the bill... READ MORE

29th District Update: Week Six of the 2024 Legislature

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Happy Black History Month! As you know, Black history is American history. While we are impacted by the stories, culture, and contributions of Black Americans all... READ MORE

Mena’s Bill Embraces Global Future For WA

OLYMPIA – Stuck in the 90s, Washington’s international relations framework hasn’t been updated in thirty-two years. Rep. Sharlett Mena’s (D-Tacoma) House Bill 2000 aims to modernize it, ensuring continued global... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: House Passes Bill Closing the Wage Gap for All Protected Classes in WA

OLYMPIA – Despite existing law, significant wage gaps continue to exist for women, women of intersectional identities, and individuals of various protected classes. These disparities are not only unfair, but... READ MORE

29th District Update: Week Four of the 2024 Legislature

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we approach the half-way mark of the legislative session, I’d like to share an update on the meaningful work in Olympia to address the issues... READ MORE

29th District Update: Welcome to the 2024 legislative session!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2024 legislative session began on January 8th, and we’re through week two. It’s been a busy couple of weeks with four of my bills receiving... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Statement from Sen. Trudeau and Rep. Mena on not-guilty verdict for officers charged with the death of Manuel Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, State Senator Yasmin Trudeau (D-Tacoma) and State Representative Sharlett Mena (D-Tacoma) issued the following statement after the three Tacoma Police Department officers were found not guilty... READ MORE

29th District Update: Community Events, Meetings, and Legislative Tours

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I can’t believe it is already November. The legislative session is right around the corner. Over the past month, I have been busy meeting with constituents,... READ MORE

29th District Update: Hispanic Heritage Month, Local Tours and, Agriculture in Denmark

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Happy Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15th to October 15th we take time to celebrate the histories, contributions, and cultures of people whose ancestors... READ MORE