HB 1611 is headed to the House floor for debate and passage! This bill will require districts to have more equitable identification practices and OSPI to have more transparency in data recording. We know that students from marginalized communities won’t have the opportunity to reach their full potential without the support of this bill.
Let’s create awareness of HB 1611 among all Representatives NOW so they will be ready to vote YES when it comes to the floor!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Contact your two Representatives and ask them to vote “Yes” on HB 1611. There are several ways to do this:
- Email both of your Representatives asking for a yes vote on HB 1611.
- Use the Comment on This Bill function on the legislature website to show your support for HB 1611.
- Use the Legislative HotLine. Operators take down your message and send it on to Legislators. Write out your message and read it carefully to the operator. The Hot Line number is 1.800.562.6000
Regardless of the method you choose, your message should be the same. Here is a sample message you can use:
I urge you to vote YES for HB 1611. HB 1611 is an act to advance equity in programs for highly capable students. The bill will require districts to have more equitable identification practices and OSPI to have more transparency in data recording. Your support will mean that more students will have access to highly capable services across the state and that systemic barriers, currently present for our marginalized communities, will be removed.