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Sen. Rodney Tom and Senate Republicans sponsor bill to gut Seattle paid sick days law

A handful of WA state senators – none of whom represent Seattle constituents – are attempting to undermine Seattle’s democratic process and silence the will of the people. Continue reading

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As students, they got affordable tuition – but as WA lawmakers, they raised it

Many of our state lawmakers got where they are today thanks to the affordable education they received at Washington State’s public universities. So how does the opportunity they enjoyed compare to what they are offering this year’s freshman class? The … Continue reading

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Urgent! Tell WA state senators to improve – not repeal – paid family leave

This is no “Chicken Little” or “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” situation: Washington families, and families-to-be, need your help today. What’s going on? In 2007, we came together to pass a paid family leave law so that parents could spend … Continue reading

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What Washington can learn from Finland’s success in K-12 education

Finnish students are among the best in the world. Their success has come through a system that would seem unorthodox here in the United States: no standardized testing, no private schools, fewer hours in school, teacher autonomy, full national funding, … Continue reading

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Retirees’ pension benefits help keep Washington economy afloat

What makes an economy grow? Don’t forget to add retirees to the list – especially those who have pensions. Business start-ups, a prosperous middle class, high-quality schools, and good infrastructure come to mind as engines of economic growth. But Washington’s … Continue reading

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Low pay, poor working conditions mean “care gap” lies ahead for aging baby boomers

Washington’s home care providers often live paycheck to paycheck, with little in the way of work standards to protect them – so how will we attract the estimated 400,000 new workers we need to care for our Baby Boomers in … Continue reading

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Can Batgirl save our economy?

Even a superhero can’t change public policy alone. That’s why we need your help right now. Make any gift to EOI during our ReCapture the Flag campaign between now and July 31st, and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar – up … Continue reading

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