Fuse Washington focuses on getting the issues our members care about - not our name - into newspaper articles, televisions coverage and blog updates. In this section you will find press releases, links to articles about the issues Fuse and its members are working hard on and a little shameless self-promotion (coverage of Fuse as an organization rather than its campaigns).
The 2019 legislative session is over, and if we had to describe it in one word, it would be “supercharged.”
After sweeping victories in the 2018 elections, Democrats held the largest and most progressive majorities in Olympia in a decade. The newly empowered and energized majorities wasted no time tackling an impressive array of important issues.
Based on your feedback in our 2018 year-end member survey, we established three top legislative priorities around climate change, immigration, and balancing our tax code. Here’s how they fared:
Eastside senator is leading on tax reform and protecting immigrants
Fuse Washington named Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) as the “Legislator of the Week” for her efforts to protect immigrants and balance our tax code.
“Our immigrant friends, neighbors, and family members are facing unprecedented attacks from the Trump administration,” said Fuse Campaign Director Jamielyn Wheeler. “Sen. Lisa Wellman is doing invaluable work to protect immigrants and keep Washington working.”
Freshman senator is already leading on balancing our tax code
Fuse Washington named Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) as the “Legislator of the Week” for his tireless advocacy for the Working Families Tax Credit.
“Balancing our state’s upside-down tax code is one of the most pressing issues facing our state,” said Fuse Campaign Director Jamielyn Wheeler. “Sen. Joe Nguyen is already making a difference by ensuring that legislators are putting working people first as they seek to fix our tax code.”
Freshman representative is already leading on voting access and protecting Puget Sound
Fuse Washington named Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) as the “Legislator of the Week” for her work to expand voting access, protect Puget Sound, and help keep seniors and people with disabilities in their homes.