2021 WSSRA/TCSRA Legislative Priorities
The 2021 Washington State Legislative Session begins January 11. This year we are working to:
- Protect Retiree Medical Benefits
- Ensure that legislators make the actuarially recommended pension payment to the pension funds.
- Create legislation to protect at-risk teachers from COVID-19.
- Re-open the PEBB enrollment window for retirees who opted out or were not able to join PEBB for medical/dental insurance at the time of retirement.
- Reestablish an automatic Plan 1 COLA.
WSSRA is very concerned about the state of the state budget. The treasury is currently scheduled to be in a deficit, and we do not want retiree benefits to be a sacrificial lamb in balancing the budget.
Please communicate our priorities to your legislators!
Thurston County State Legislators
Contact legislators from your own email account using the following email addresses:
|Legislative Dist. #2|
|Sen. Jim McCune (R)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rep. Andrew Barkis (R)||email@example.com|
|Rep. J. T. Wilcox (R)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Legislative Dist. #20|
|Sen. John Braun (R)||email@example.com|
|Rep. Peter Abbarno (R)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rep. Ed Orcutt (R)||email@example.com|
|Legislative Dist. #22|
|Sen. Sam Hunt (D)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rep. Jessica Bateman (D)
|Rep. Laurie Dolan (D)||email@example.com|
|Legislative Dist. #35|
|Sen. Tim Sheldon (D)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rep. Dan Griffey (R)||email@example.com|
|Rep. Drew MacEwen (R)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
You can also use the legislative email contact form by going to www.leg.wa.gov. Click on “Find Your District” under in the left-hand column, enter your address, and links to your legislators will pop up. Click on the names to find links to email forms or websites. Call your legislators using the in-state toll-free hotline number, 1-800-562-6000.
Finally, please sign up for legislative alerts from www.wssra.org. Go to the site, scroll to the bottom of the homepage, fill out and submit the “JOIN OUR MAILING LIST” form, and follow the directions to complete. When member action is needed, Peter Diedrick, our WSSRA Legislative Coordinator, sends information.