2021-2022 WSSRA/TCSRA Legislative Priorities
The 2022 Washington State Legislative Session begins January 10. This year we are lobbying the legislature to:
- Pass Plan 1 COLA legislation. The Select Committee on Pension Policy has recommended a 3% COLA for Plan 1 retirees. That measure must still pass the legislature before the March 10 deadline. We are working to get the COLA increased to match the Social Security increase of 5.9%.
- Protect the $183 Medicare Eligible Healthcare Benefit.
- Support OSPI’s legislation to get more retirees working in schools part-time.
- Equalize healthcare benefits for Plan 2 and Plan 3 retirees. Plan 3 members have more rights to defer their PEBB retirement insurance.
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.