Please write states reps today

There is some confusion about the status of transportation funding at this time. It is true that the two-year transportation operational budget was passed at the tail end of the regular session and signed by the governor. However, the ten-year transportation package for capital and other expenses has not been passed. It is likely that it will be considered in the House tomorrow or Tuesday. Rep. Larry Seaquist has asked the Ferry Community Partnership (FCP) to beat the bushes to find people to send emails to all state reps to encourage passage of this package. The information sent this morning from the FCP is below. It is true that Kris Lytton and Jeff Morris support this legislation, but they need to be able to say they’ve heard from ‘X’ number of constituents who have expressed support. So please read the info below and act. I’m including the list of email addresses that FCP sent so you don’t have to click elsewhere to find them. Thanks!

Ferry Riders,

Since the end of the regular session we have asked you to be "On Call"
to send out e-mails to all the House and Senate when the
Transportation Package is being considered.  Rep. Seaquist tells us
the time has come for the House as they may consider it Monday or
Tuesday before the end of this Special Session.

Please make e-mails FOR the Transportation Package of House Bills
1954, 1955, and 1956 to all House Legislators by 8am Monday Morning.
If you miss the deadline, send it anyways.  They may read it before
the end of deliberations.

Your e-mail does not need to be long.  One Paragraph saying why you
support the Package such as because it will fund Ferry Operations for
ten years and pay for the 3rd Olympic Class 144-car Boat will bring
stability to a ferry system that has been needing it for the past
decade, and that stability will help economic growth.  The more
personal you make it, the better.  Then another paragraph that you
would support them if they vote "Yes".  Many of the legislators are
skittish about this vote so please enourage them to do the right thing
for our Marine Highways and Washington State.

Below are the e-mail addresses for the entire House . Sending an
individual e-mail, personally addressed to each one is best, but I
understand if you use a generic "Dear Legislator" at the top and put
the list into the "Bcc" field.

Thank You again for supporting Ferries and keeping our Marine Highways moving.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


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Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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