The 2023 Legislative Session is here and Republicans are set to fight back against Democrats’ reckless policies.
Republicans will fight to bring affordability back to Washington State: Democrats’ continuous tax increases and punitive regulatory policies that make life more expensive for working families. We’re committed to passing tax relief measures and common-sense policies to help alleviate financial burdens for struggling families, students, small business owners, and the most vulnerable. We also stand in opposition to a state income tax, which would hurt families and eliminate a significant competitive business advantage.
Republicans will fight to bring Public Safety back to our communities: Chronic homelessness, addiction, crime, and untreated mental health needs – our communities face significant challenges that demand real solutions. The Democrats’ ineffective and destructive policies ignore these problems’ root causes and make them far worse by eliminating essential support from law enforcement professionals. Our communities deserve more than ranking last in the nation for the number of police officers per thousand people. We’re committed to keeping our streets, neighborhoods, and families safe by funding police departments across the state and passing measures to encourage police officer recruitment and incentivize retention.
Republicans will work to hold our Government accountable: One-party rule in Olympia has led to a lack of consequences for significant failures, from crippling data breaches and significant cost overruns for transportation projects to the early release of violent prisoners and the unaddressed homelessness and substance abuse crisis. Without government accountability, everyday families will continue facing the devastating impact of failures. We will work to hold the governor and his state agencies accountable, working to restore public trust by increasing oversight and implementing proven reforms.
Republicans will work to empower Parents: Parents have a right to know what their children are taught – and they have a right to decide how their children are educated. We’re committed to strengthening trust in our K-12 education system by ensuring transparency. Unlike the Democrats’ special interest-driven agenda, we believe in enabling parents to help their children succeed in school and life by assuring the financial and educational flexibility necessary for school choice to become a reality.
Check out our resources below to:
- Learn how to influence OIympia
- Contact your Legislator
- Testify on bills
- Join one of our Republican Unity Network (RUN) teams or,
- Pitch in to help our local Republican candidates across the state!
- HB 1143: Would establish significant new requirements to legally purchase or transfer a firearm, including a new permit requirement with fingerprinting, in addition to a background check.
- HB 1181: Would add a climate change element to the Growth Management Act and require policies to reduce vehicle miles traveled.
- HB 1240: Assault Weapons Ban
- HB 1282: Would require contractors on covered projects to provide certain environmental, health, labor, and HR data about construction materials used.
- HB 1391: Would eliminate consumer choice in energy
- SB 5054: Cut student learning hours by 4 hours per week
- SB 5078: Makes the firearms industry subject to the state’s public nuisance laws, creates a private right of action for those who suffered harm as a result of a firearm industry member’s acts.
- SB 5082: Would abolish advisory votes which were approved by voters through I-960 in 2007.
- SB 5179: Assisted Suicide
- SB 5242: Abortion cost sharing
- SB 5462: LGBTQ+ Curriculum for Kindergarten – 12th grade
- SB 5599: Gives Gender affirming care to runaway teens, including surgical procedures, without parental consent
- HB 1210: Bringing more transparency to School Board meetings
- HB 1682: Would increase finding for preventing, investigating, and prosecuting auto theft.
- SB 5000: Americans of Chinese Descent Month
- SB 5010: Including fentanyl and synthetic opioids in the endangerment with a controlled substance statute.
- SB 5022: Exempts fentanyl testing equipment from the definition of drug paraphernalia
- SB 5032: Extends the DUI lookback to 15 years
- SB 5502: Access to substance use disorder treatment
Sign-Up to Learn How to Influence Olympia Effectively
Sign-Up for the Influencing Olympia Course
This complementary online class will help you develop the skills you need to make a real difference advocating for (or against) a piece of legislation. Learn more and sign-up here.
Other resources on getting involved in the Legislative Process
House Republicans: Understanding the process, watching and participating, and tracking legislation.
CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR
Find Your Legislative District
The most important part of this year’s session is you. Click here to look up your State Representatives and here to contact them to help make sure Republican values are represented in Olympia!
TESTIFY ON BILLS
Have Your Voice Heard
Testifying on bills is one of the best ways to engage with our State Government, click here to learn more on how to testify during the 2023 Legislative Session!
JOIN THE REPUBLICAN UNITY NETWORK
Get Involved, Make An Impact
2023 is a loaded year for local races and we are working hard for our great Republican Candidates running for School Boards, County Council, and everything in between, but we need all hands on deck. Fill out the form below to Join a Republican Unity Network (RUN) team near you!
Help Build Our Bench
Click here to pitch in and help our 2023 local candidates – we’re building a bench and working to get great Republican candidates elected from School Board to City Councils and we need all the help we can get!