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February 18, 2020

2020 Town Hall Meetings List

Find your district in the list below to see the date and address of your town hall. Note that some districts are hosting multiple meetings and some legislators are hosting telephone town halls! » Find your district

Your 2020 Town Hall Meetings

During the next couple of weeks, Washington state legislators will be returning to their respective districts or arranging telephone town halls to hear more about issues that matter to their constituents. This is an important opportunity to make sure your voice is heard! If you are able to attend a meeting, be sure to wear your Husky purple (UW apparel

UW Advocates: Mid-Session Update

We’re just past mid-session, and already we have plenty of information to report to our advocates. Let’s jump right in:   The Workforce Education Investment Act First, thank you to advocates who have sent more than 450 messages to legislators this session in support of maintaining the critical investments in the Workforce Education Investment Act (WEIA), such as expanded financial

February 3, 2020

It’s Husky Caucus Day 2020!

Today, Feb. 4, is Husky Caucus Day! Members of the UW Alumni Association are on their way to Olympia now to share their Husky pride with the State Legislature. Help us paint Olympia purple by writing to your elected officials today. We have two main messages for lawmakers: Thank you for your hard work, and please preserve the investments made

January 24, 2020

February 4, 2020 | Husky Caucus Day

On Tuesday, February 4, the UW Impact team, along with members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees and other supporters of the University, will be headed to Olympia to deliver UW Impact-themed trinkets to our UW alumni currently serving in our State Legislature. The Husky Caucus! Want to amplify our message of state support for public higher education?

January 14, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session is Underway

The 2020 legislative session is underway in Olympia. Last session, alumni and friends like YOU encouraged the State Legislature to pass the most significant investment in higher education in more than a decade (read about the Workforce Education Investment Act here or watch the video below for more context). Help us protect that investment in 2020. Write to your lawmakers

October 23, 2019

UW Impact <3’s the 509

  UW Impact knows the purple pride of the 509. We even have affirming research that shows how far and wide the Husky love spreads here in Washington state. Help us bring your 509 pride to Olympia! UW Impact is the UW Alumni Association’s legislative advocacy program in support of the UW and public higher education. Each legislative session, we

June 6, 2019

National Attention on the Workforce Education Investment Act

In the weeks since UW Impact joined other higher education advocates across the state to celebrate the passage of the Workforce Education Investment Act, much of the country has taken notice, highlighting the legislation as a potential model for other states. The Workforce Education Investment Act is the most significant investment in higher education in the state of Washington in

April 30, 2019

UW and Higher Ed Win!

We did it. Our state lawmakers passed a budget that includes the most significant investment in higher education in more than a decade. In this biennium alone, the new Workforce Education Investment Fund will generate $376 million in revenue for post-secondary education and training. Wow! At the UW, the revenue in this budget will: Fully fund the State Need Grant, which

April 5, 2019

Mixed Reviews of State Budgets for UW

Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature have released their proposed budgets, and the results are mixed for investment in the University of Washington. The good: The House fully funds the University’s requests for support in expanding capacity in high-demand degree programs and for additional resources in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. It does this through dedicated revenue, as proposed in HB

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