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Rep. My-Linh Thai on House of Origin Cutoff: 

“Now that House of Origin cutoff is over, we will begin considering Senate bills in the committees that I sit on. I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues on policies that we have been working on this year.”


Rep. My-Linh Thai on legislation moving through the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee: 

“As a school board director with the Bellevue School District, it was my responsibility to make sure that the only job our students had was to focus on education. I take that approach to my work on the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee.”


Rep. My-Linh Thai on the first two weeks of the short session: 

“We have a very short time to hear bills…we only have four weeks to hear bills in committee before the cutoff deadline.”


District check-in with Rep. My-Linh Thai, September 19, 2019:

Visit some areas of the 41st Legislative District that highlight the legislature’s work in protecting clean air and water, ensuring quality public education for every child, and promoting affordable housing for safe and secure communities.

Rep. My-Linh Thai’s first bill is signed by the governor on April 17, 2019:

“This is about patient safety and consistency.”

Rep. My-Linh Thai on the need for instruction on the Holocaust in public middle and high schools:

“When we tolerate bigotry, discrimination, hate, lies…’Never again’ is empty.”

Rep. My-Linh Thai on 2019 House budget proposals:

“…when our state invests in things like education, health care, and affordable housing, those at the very top haven’t really been part of the solution.”


House Democrats’ Member of Color Caucus Respond to New Zealand Attacks:

“We are working to protect the lives of immigrants, our many faith communities, communities of color, and to bring justice to people who are determined to kill.”

Rep. My-Linh Thai on reaching House of Origin Cutoff and what it means for bills under consideration:

“Nothing in the Legislature is ever truly dead.”

Rep. My-Linh Thai on supporting 100 percent clean electricity:

“We cannot afford NOT to take this important step.”


Rep. Thai delivers a speech in honor of President’s Day on the House floor:

“Our State has the honor of being the only one named after a president – the very first president of this nation. His place in history is important not only because he was our first president, but because he governed as president, not as king. Our nation was founded with a radical notion: that everyone is EQUAL under the law. Even the president.”


Rep. My-Linh Thai is interviewed by Austin Jenkins on TVW’s Inside Olympia show (together with Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-White Center)
Rep. Thai and Sen. Nguyen are both freshman lawmakers in the state legislature, part of the most diverse legislative body in Washington state’s history. Here, Rep. Thai talks about how having more voices at the table has a real, meaningful impact on communities. She introduced a resolution in the House recognizing the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated by Asian-American communities each year as a sacred holiday but has never been formally recognized by state lawmakers in this way. She says, “If we talk about diversity, if we talk about culture, if we talk about inclusion…those are the pieces that as leaders of the state, at the very least, have to be recognized.”