CALL TO ACTION: Racial, Climate, and Social Justice in Washington State

The Racial Justice Organizing Team (RJOT) and Sound Alliance Team ask you to contact your State Representatives and urge them to support upcoming legislative bills focused on lifesaving police reform measures. Three pieces are of particular interest; HB 1054- Ban Violent Police Tactics, HB 1267- Mandate Statewide Independent Police Investigations, and HB 1310- Make Deadly Force A Last Resort. You can go online at and find out who your legislators are and links to contact them. You can also call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Your efforts and commitment to the equity of our community are appreciated.

Our SCAN! Team also asks that you review SB 5141 Healthy Environment for All. This Act addresses racial justice, social justice and climate justice all wrapped in one. It’s what SUUC truly stands for. Thanks to your help it has passed the House of Representatives and is now before the Senate. We need to keep up the momentum. Legislators have been hearing from polluters who are trying to chip away at key elements of the bill. We need environmental justice decision-making to be guided by communities most burdened by pollution, not corporate polluters. Help empower our legislators by filling out the Take Action Form and stop the environmental health disparities that greatly impact our community. It will take you no more than 5 minutes, we thank you for all you do.

All of these important pieces of legislation are under review during the current session. Your phone calls and emails will have the greatest impact this month. Again, thank you for your involvement.