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Making the most of your vote

February 16, 2024

I recently turned 18, and voting has been at the top of my mind. While I have an amazing opportunity to have hands-on experience in our state’s legislature and policy process, it is not the only way to be involved. >>

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Advocating as a college student

February 02, 2024

Last week I testified for the first time before the House Postsecondary Workforce and Education committee in support of House Bill 2309 which would establish the Washington 13 Free Guarantee. This bill would guarantee more high school graduates the means to pursue a postsecondary education at community and technical colleges. >>

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Taking part in democracy

January 19, 2024

Mollie Kuwahara here. I am a Tacoma Community College student and one of the SBCTC’s student legislative interns for the 2024 session. Last Friday, for the first time ever, I testified on a bill. >>

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