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February Town Halls

Talk with your legislators at their February Town Hall and ask them to support next steps toward universal coverage!

Most scheduled town halls are on Saturday, February 17, but not all - the dates of those not falling on February 17 are in italics.

Our members of the state legislature are half-way through their 60-day session this year. Now is the time to tell your legislators of your support for a state-bill offering full healthcare coverage for all Washington residents. If more than one of you from HCFA-WA attend, split up these questions among you, and please let us know how your town hall went with an email  to   [email protected].

Find your legislative district and legislators here. Our list of sponsors and co-sponsors in the legislature is here

Town Hall Primer

The main thing is to get a group of friends to join you, be visible in our colors, blue and yellow, and plan who will speak to which point. For more tips, go here.

Suggested Scripts

At the Town Hall, first let them know who you are: I am a constituent living in <neighborhood or town> and a friend of Health Care for All-WA. Then add one of the questions below:

For Democrat supporters:
We received surprisingly broad support this session in both the House and the Senate for our single payer bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 5701. First off, I thank you wholeheartedly for your support. As your constituent, I’m asking you to urge your colleagues to also support our bills moving into next year. Can we count on you for that? Click here for a list of our co-sponsors.

For Democrats on the fence or not yet co-sponsors:

We received surprisingly broad support this session in both the House and the Senate for our single payer bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 5701. Given that universal health care coverage is in the state Democratic platform, can we count on your support for the improved and revised bills next year? Click here for a list of our co-sponsors.

If they reply, "I can’t say until I read the bills," ask:
Are you supportive of single payer health care in WA state?

If they reply, "I’d have to see the numbers," say:

We are currently working with leadership on commissioning a study to get you exact numbers for Washington state. So far, every economic study on single payer has shown billions of dollars in savings to individuals, businesses and the state.

For Republicans
Our bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 5701 for single payer gained bipartisan support this legislative session. Given our state is seeing increased care provider deserts and skyrocketing health care costs with no real answer in sight, are you willing to support a single payer option for Washington state? We know that the evidence showing savings of billions of dollars for individual, businesses and the state is insurmountable.

For All:
I hope you will support our improved and revised single payer bills HB 1026 (WHST) and SB 570 that will be submitted for 2019. This is important to me because…(choose a personal story, skyrocketing high premiums and deductibles are unaffordable for most, concern from small business, rural hospital closures, lack of insurance options, etc).


Town Halls

Legislative District 1
Sat, Feb 17 3:30-5:30pm
Rep. Derek Stanford, Rep. Shelley Kloba, Sen. Guy Palumbo
Mobius Hall, Cascadia Community College
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Legislative District 5
Sat, Feb 17 10-11am
Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D
Greater Maple Valley Community Center
22010 SE 248th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Sat, Feb 17 12:30-1:30pm
Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D
Blakely Hall At Issaquah Highlands
2550 NE Park Dr
Issaquah, WA 98029

Sat, Feb 17 2:30-3:30pm
Sen Mullet-D, Rep. Graves-D & Rodne-D
North Bend Library
115 E 4th Street
North Bend, WA 98045

Legislative District 6
Sat, Feb 17 10:30am-12pm
Rep. Volz-R 
Airport Heights Community Center
13120 West 13th
Airway Heights, WA 99001

Legislative District 8
Sat, Feb 17 9am-12pm
Reps. Haler-R & Klippert-R
ARC of Tri Cities
1455 Fowler Street
Richland, WA 99352

Tuesday, Feb. 20 6-7pm- Town Hall Conference Call
Reps. Haler-R & Klippert-R
Call in: (509) 941-2750
Press STAR (*) to ask questions

Legislative District 9
Thurs, Feb 22, 6-7pm - Town Hall Conference Call
Reps. Schmick-R and Dye-R
Call in (509) 724-2970 

Legislative District 11
Sat, Feb 17 10:30-12pm
Sen. Hasegawa-D, Reps. Bergquist-D & Hudgins-D
King County Office of Emergency Management 
3511 Northeast 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056

Legislative District 13
Mon, Feb 19, 6pm - Town Hall Conference Call
Sen. Judy Warnick-R and Reps. Matt Manweller-R and Tom Dent-R
Call in: (509) 404-3047 

Legislative District 20
Monday, Feb 19 6:30-7:30pm Town Hall Conference Call
Sen. Braun-R and Rep. Orcutt-R
Call in: (360) 209-3911

Legislative District 21 
Sat, Feb 17 11am-1pm
Sen. Liias-D, Reps. Ortiz-Self-D & Peterson-D
Great Hall at Meadowdale High School
6002 168th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Legislative District 22
Thu, Feb 22 6:30-8:30pm 
Sen. Hunt-D, Reps. Dolan-D & Doglio-D
South Puget Sound Community College - Lacey, in the Event Center
Lacey, WA 98503

Legislative District 23
Sat, Feb 17 10-11:30am
Rep. Sherry Appleton, Rep. Drew Hansen, Sen. Christine Reeves
Poulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe St NE
Bremerton, WA 98370

Sat, Feb 17 1:30-3:30pm
Rep. Sherry Appleton, Rep. Drew Hansen, Sen. Christine Reeves
Humanities and Social Services Building Room 129,
1600 Chester Ave,
Bremerton, WA 98337

Legislative District 25
Sat, Feb 17, 10am
Sen. Hans Zeiger-R and Reps. Melanie Stambaugh-R and Joyce McDonald-R 
Pierce College Puyallup, College Center Building, MPR-A
1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

Legislative District 26
Thurs, Feb 15, 6-7pm - Town Hall Conference Call
Rep. Young-R
Call in: (253) 387-7687

Sat, Feb 17, 9-11am
Rep. Young-R
Gig Harbor City Hall Council Chambers
3510 Grandview St.
Gig Harbor, WA

Sat, Feb 17, 10-11:30am
Rep. Caldier-R
Kitsap County Commissioners Office, 4th Floor
619 Division St.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Sat, Feb 17, 12:30-2:30pm
Rep. Young-R
City Hall Council Chambers
216 Prospect St
Port Orchard, WA

Sat, Feb 17,  2-3:30pm
Gig Harbor Civic Center Council Chambers
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Sat, Feb 17, 4-6pm
Rep. Young-R
Norm Dicks Building Council Chambers
345 6th St
Bremerton, WA

Sat, Feb 17, 7-9pm
Rep. Young-R
Key Peninsula Civic Center Whitmore Room
17010 S Vaughn Rd KP N
Vaughn, WA 

Legislative District 27
Sat, Feb 17 10am-12pm 
Sen. Darnielle-D, Reps. Fey-D & Jinkins-D
The Tacoma Campus at The Evergreen State College
1210 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405

Legislative District 28
Feb 17 3:00-5:00 p.m
Sen. Steve O’Ban-R, Rep. Dick Muri-R, & Rep. Kristine Kilduff-D
Steilacoom Town Hall
1717 Lafayette St
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Legislative District 29
Sat, Feb 17 12:30-2:30pm
Sen. Conway-D
2201 S 78th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

Sat, Feb 17 10:30-11:45am 
Rep. David Sawyer
208 Garfield St S
Tacoma, WA 98444

Sat, Feb 17 1-2:15pm 
Rep. David Sawyer
317 2 72nd St
Tacoma, WA 98408

Legislative District 33
Sat, Feb 17 10-11:30am
Sen. Keiser-D, Reps. Gregerson-D & Orwall-D
LiUNA! Laborers Local

Legislative District 36
Sun, Feb 18 4-7pm
Rep. Noel Frame & Rep. Gael Tarleton
Flying Bike Brewery
8570 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Legislative District 39
Sat, Feb 17 10am-12pm
Sen. Keith Wagoner-R and Rep. Carolyn Eslick-R
Sultan City Hall
319 Main St. #200
Sultan, WA 98294

Sat, Feb 17 4-6pm
Sen. Keith Wagoner-R and Rep. Carolyn Eslick-R
Hadley Hall
18513 59th Ave NE
Arlington, WA 98223

Legislative District 41
Sat, Feb 17 10am- 12pm
Sen. Wellman-D, Rep Senn-D & Clibborn-D
Somerset Elementary PTSA
14100 SE Somerset Blvd
Bellevue, WA 98006

Legislative District 42
Sat, Feb 17 2-4pm
Sen. Doug Ericksen-R and Reps. Vincent Buys-R and Luanne Van Werven-R
Blaine Community Center
763 G St.
Blaine, WA  98230

Legislative District 43
Sat, Feb 17 1-2:30pm
Sen. Pedersen-D, Reps. Chopp-D & Macri-D
Seattle First Baptist Church
Seattle, WA 98122

Legislative District 44
Sat, Feb 17 9:30-11:00am
Rep. John Lovick
Lake Stevens Fire District Conference Room
10518 18th St. SE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Sat, Feb 17 2:30-4:00pm
Rep. John Lovick
Mill Creek Council Chambers
15728 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Legislative District 45
Sat, Feb 17 11am-1pm
Sen. Dhingra-D, Reps. Goodman-D & Springer-D 
Lake Washington Technical Academy
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

Legislative District 46
Mon, Feb 19 7-8:30pm
Sen. Frockt-D, Reps. Pollet-D & Valdez-D
Telephone Town Hall
To participate, call 877-299-8493 and use the pin “116293”

Legislative District 47
Sat, Feb 17 11am-12:30pm
Rep. Pat Sullivan
The Golden Steer
23826 104th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031

Legislative District 48
Sat, Feb 17 10:30am- 12pm
Sen. Kuderer-D, Reps. Slatter-D & McBride-D
Redmond City Hall in the Council Chambers
15670 NE 85th St
Redmond, WA 98052

Friday, February 23
10am - 6pm

Will you come?