Washington Policy Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization with offices in the Tri-Cities, will be offering Wake-Up Call Legislative Forums around Eastern Washington during the legislative session.
The free breakfast events will give citizens an opportunity to get an update on what's happening in Olympia and be connected to lawmakers.
The events begin at 7 a.m. and feature a presentation from WPC and a question-and-answer session with lawmakers in Olympia.
The Tri-City forums are Feb. 22 at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, 7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Suite C, in Kennewick.
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"In 2011, these events were very successful in connecting Eastern Washingtonians to Olympia. We're glad to be able to offer this public service again," said Washington Policy Center Eastern Washington Director Chris Cargill.
Special guests will include Sen. Jim Honeyford, Sen. Curtis King, Rep. Matt Shea, Rep. Kevin Parker, Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, Sen. Jana Holmquist Newbry, Rep. Larry Haler and many others. Even Western Washington legislators will join their Eastern Washington counterparts to hear local concerns.
While the events are free and open to the public, attendees are asked to RSVP by calling 509-570-2384 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available on washingtonpolicy.org.