Inclusion Matters! HB 1802
HB 1802 - Increasing access and representation in policy-making processes for individuals with disabilities
Sponsors: Pollet (46th), Frame (36th), Wicks, Paul, Bateman, Callan (5th), Davis (32nd), Goodman (45th), Leavitt, Taylor (30th), Macri (43rd), Peterson, Ramel, Ryu (32nd), Orwall (33rd), Wylie, Simmons, Valdez (46th), Walen (48th), Dolan, Stonier, Ortiz-Self, Riccelli, Harris-Talley (37th), Kloba (1st)
Why this bill? People with disabilities want to be included when decisions are made about them.
- Note: A similar bill was introduced at the end of the 2021 General Session. Advocates met to discuss during the interim and requested improvements.
Area: Civil rights
Action: If you support, ask your legislators to support this bill. If they are a co-sponsor, thank them!
There are 17 legislative districts (LDs) that cover parts of King County. So far, legislators from 9 have signed on in support.
- 1st LD (N King County) – Rep. Kloba
- 5th LD (E King County) – Rep. Callan
- 11th LD (Seattle and S King County) - Rep. Berquist
- 30th LD (S King County) – Rep. Taylor
- 32nd LD (Seattle and N King County) – Rep Davis, Rep Ryu
- 33rd LD (S King County) – Rep Orwall
- 36th LD (Seattle) – Rep. Frame
- 37th LD (Seattle and S King County) - Rep. Harris-Talley
- 43rd LD (Seattle) – Rep Macri
- 45th LD (E King County) – Rep. Goodman
- 46th LD (Seattle and N King County) – Rep. Pollet (lead sponsor!), Rep. Valdez
- 48th LD (E King County) – Rep Walen
No one has co-sponsored from these districts:
(Legislators can still support the bill even if they don't co-sponsor. For instance, support if it comes through a committee they sit on; talk about it during caucus meetings; work with leadership to bring it to a vote; and of course, vote for it! But co-sponsoring a bill signals to colleagues that it is a priority)
- 31st LD (S King County)
- 34th LD (Seattle and S King County)
- 39th LD (NE King County)
- 41st LD (E King County)
- 47th LD (E King County)
- 48th LD (E King County)
You can look up your legislative district and representatives here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/
About the Inclusion Matters! campaign
Inclusion matters – in health care, housing, education, and more. When legislators support bills that promote inclusion, they help build communities where everyone feels like they belong, have membership, and are welcome to participate.
This campaign spotlights big ideas to that promote inclusion and lets you know who supports them.
How can you help? If you support the bill, ask your legislators to help get it passed.
Note: Don't just ask them to vote for it. There is a lot of work that goes into passing a bill. Ask them co-sponsor, talk about it in caucus meetings, or support it if comes through a committee they sit on.