2019 WA Library Legislative Day

Join us in Olympia on February 6 for the WA Library Legislative Day, sponsored by WLA! This is a great opportunity to network with library supporters from around the state and meet with State Legislators and their staff to discuss the value of libraries and the impact laws have on them.

This event is free to attend. Online registration is closed, but registration will be available onsite.

New location: Room 112, Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504

Meeting with Legislators

As soon as possible after registering, it is important to contact any district representatives with whom you would like to meet that day. You will receive guidance during Legislative Day morning activities on how best to approach those meetings. If you need to verify your representatives, visit the State District Finder, which will direct you to the email addresses for your district’s State Representatives and Senators.

Here is a sample meeting request:

Dear Representative <name>, I am <name> with <organization>. I will be attending Washington Library Legislative Day in Olympia on February 6 and would like to request a meeting with you to discuss some library-related concerns (or library issues within my district; or the importance of libraries; etc). I can be available to meet any time after 11:30 am that day. What time would work for you?

Schedule

Wednesday, February 6
8:15–8:30 am Check-in for early-bird session
8:30–9:15 am 

Early-bird session: a condensed briefing for those with
morning legislative appointments

9:30–10:00 am  Check-in, pick up information packets
10:00–10:15 am Welcome & introductions
WLA Board President Rhonda Gould
10:15–10:45 am Issue brief and priorities
Carolyn Logue, WLA Legislative Lobbyist & Consultant
Abby Moore, Public Libraries of Washington
10:45–10:55 am State Library Legislative Update
Cindy Aden, Washington State Librarian
10:55–11:30 am Special guests

Senator Judy Warnick, R-District 1
Additional legislators TBA, based on availability

11:30–11:40 am

About Broadband
John Flanagan, Policy Advisor to Governor Inslee

11:40–11:45 am Group photo
11:45– 3:00 pm Lunch on your own and meetings with legislators
The conference room in the Secretary of State’s office will be available for
refreshments and respite starting at 12:00 pm.

Nearby Hotels

TownePlace Suites
900 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 753-8770

The Governor Hotel
621 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 352-7700

Parking in Downtown Olympia

Please consult the following resources to find nearby parking.

City of Olympia Downtown Parking Map

Washington State Capitol Campus Parking Options