Seattle-based Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (GAGV) invites parents and others interested in ending gun violence in Washington to participate in its 43rd Legislative District lobby week event February 13-17.
The good news? You don’t even need to drive to the state capitol in Olympia to have your voice heard.
The 43rd District represents downtown Seattle, First Hill, Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, Washington Park, Madison Park, Eastlake, Montlake, Portage Bay, Wallingford, Fremont, University District, UW campus, Green Lake and parts of Phinney Ridge and Ravenna.
Zoom with lawmakers
The organization has set up 15-minute Zoom meetings with all three of district legislators, sessions in which participants will have an opportunity to show support for bills to reduce gun violence now circulating through the Washington State Legislature. Those bills include a ban on assault weapons among other restrictions. The Zoom meeting schedule is as follows:
- Rep. Nicole Macri at 2:00-2:15 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023
- Rep. Frank Chopp at 1:30-1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023
- Sen. Jamie Pedersen at 10:15-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023
An opportunity to learn and speak up
Jeannie Shu, GAGV’s legislative committee volunteer, said lobby week if an opportunity to have impact and learn:
“You can play as large or small a role as you wish,” Shu said. “It is an educational opportunity to see one aspect of how our government works. We are lucky to have elected three gun sense champions who are, in my humble opinion, easy to talk with and genuinely nice people.”
If you are interested in participating in the GAGV 43rd District Lobby Day, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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