Ep. 72: Discussing the “Keep Washington Working” Bill with State Senator Lisa Wellman


The Keep Washington Working bill, sponsored by State Senator Lisa Wellman (D – Mercer Island), aims to protect the population of immigrant workers in Washington from harassment and arrest by federal and state authorities, and has managed to find some surprising allies in both the business and labor communities here in the state. Wellman talks about why she took on the issue, what the bill calls for, and how we can help get it passed in next year’s legislative session.

We also have our calls to action with Indivisible Washington’s 8th District research team leader Stephen Wilhelm, and we get our weekly activist calendar of events from IW8’s Erin Albanese.


Info on Keep WA Working: sdc.wastateleg.org/wellman/wp-cont…ton-Working.pdf

Phone bank to #SaveSCOTUS by calling progressives in states with senators who are undecided about the Kavanaugh nomination: www.indivisible.org/savescotus-phonebank-signup/

Fight for the Future: www.battleforthenet.com/

Indivisible’s guide to saving net neutrality: www.indivisible.org/resource/proces…lity-explained/

Save the Lifeline Program – call the FCC: 1-888-225-5322

Calendar of Events:

Northwest Detention Center Mariachi Band Demonstration
Saturday, July 14th, 1:30 PM
1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA

Families Belong Together: An evening to benefit Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Saturday, Jul 14th, 6:00 PM
Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA
For dinner reservations: reservations@theroyalroomseattle.com
Tickets: www.strangertickets.com/events/563169…ights-project

Spanish-speaking volunteers needed for the Summer Fiesta Latina Voter Registration
Saturday, July 14th
Volunteers Needed for the following shifts:
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
East Wenatchee Grocery Outlet
315 Valley Mall Pkwy, Wenatchee, WA
See more event details here:

Keeping Families Together rally put on by SnoCo Indivisible
Sunday, July 15th, 10:30 AM
Evergreen UU Fellowship
1607 – 4th St NE, Marysville, WA

Candidate Forum for candidates in the 25th LD and Pierce County Council
Tuesday, July 17th, 6:00 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church
10510 136th St E, Puyallup, WA

Gun Sense Candidate Forum
Hosted by WA Moms Demand Action and Seattle Students Demand Action
Wednesday, July 11th, 7:00 PM
Si View Activity Center
400 SE Orchard Dr, North Bend, WA