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Fast Pace

March 12, 2021

Almost halfway through March and the legislative session is moving along quickly with bills being moved, heard, re-heard, and voted on. It has truly been amazing to see firsthand the step-by-step process of local politics and the different institutions that play a role in lawmaking. >>

tags: intern

Connecting with student leaders

March 05, 2021

As the eighth week of the 2021 legislative session comes to an end, Da’Mea and I have spent this past week focusing on connecting with students in the Council of Unions and Student Programs (CUSP). On Thursday, March 4, Da’Mea and I started our weekly “Coffee Talks with the SBCTC Legislative Interns.” Every Thursday at 11 a.m., Da’Mea and I will be attending the CUSP-hosted Coffee Talks to connect with students with the intent of giving more community and technical college students an opportunity to be involved in bill analysis and testimony. >>

author: Sydney Sharp
tags: intern


February 26, 2021

Nearly two months in the 2021 legislative session, bills like SHB 1016 — making Juneteenth a legal state holiday — and SHB 1371 are being referred, heard, and moved. Throughout this week, the Washington State House of Representatives convened for floor debate on pending legislation. >>

tags: intern

Bills, Bills, Bills!

February 19, 2021

Today, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, is the 39th day of the 2021 Legislative Session, and this past week has produced a large quantity of new bills. As the sixth week of the 2021 Legislative Session wraps up, we — Da’Mea and I — are switching gears from connecting with students in the Council of Unions and Student Programs (CUSP) to focusing on bills and testimony. >>

author: Sydney Sharp
tags: intern

When you move with purpose

February 12, 2021

Being a part of advocacy week was an amazing experience to finally talk to students who are interested in advocating for their colleges. Sydney and I were invited to a Council of Unions and Student Programs (CUSP) meeting earlier last week, where we spoke to our peers about our experience as legislative interns. >>

tags: intern

Legislative interns meet with directors of student services and student government leaders to discuss student advocacy

February 05, 2021

As week four of the 2021 Legislative Session comes to an end, Da’Mea and I have connected with people in student services leadership and student government in various community and technical colleges across Washington. We were invited to meet with students and directors in honor of Student Advocacy Week to relay legislative information to students. >>

author: Sydney Sharp
tags: intern
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