Monday, March 11, 2013

Thank You Washington Legislators

By Natalie Wood

Visiting our legislators.
January was a busy time for many, but few  were as tightly scheduled as our state legislators as they prepared to head to Olympia for the legislative session. That did not deter our local representatives from taking time out of their day to come to YWCA Clark County and learn about our programs. Senator Cleveland and Representatives Harris, Moeller, Pike, Stonier, Vick and Wylie all joined us for a tour of YWCA to learn about services we provide to Clark County.

Without the support of our legislators, the work that we do would be difficult. On average, nearly half of our revenue is from government funding. It is our state legislators who create policies that directly impact our work. From confidentiality rights to mandated reporting, our services are often defined by the policies and allocations put into place by these individuals. As an organization, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each of the legislators who made time to meet with us. Their recognition of the work that we do is greatly appreciated.

We encourage you to reach out to your representatives and share your gratitude as well. They have a tough job, and we appreciate their efforts to keep our community safe and thriving!

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