Taxonomy Archives: Advocacy

MLK Day Reflection
Being part of the 1982 march to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday helped shape Washington STEM CEO, Lynne Varner. She reflects on how Dr. King's call for justice reverberates in our work today. Read More
2023 Legislators of the year: Reps. Maycumber and Street, and Sen. Wellman
After a statewide nomination process, Washington STEM announced the recipients of the 2023 Legislators of the Year Awards at the annual Summit Luncheon: Representatives Chipalo Street (37th District) and Jacquelin Maycumber (7th District), and Senator Lisa Wellman (41st District). Read More
The Advocacy Diaries
In the 2023 legislative session, all of Washington STEM’s priority bills passed, including new laws that will open doors to higher education by improving access to dual credit programs and High School and Beyond Planning and expanding early learning access through a more robust Working Connection Child Care program. Behind the scenes, we reconnected with old friends, took some selfies, and even slung some pie. Read More
Representative Dave Paul Selected as the 2022 Legislator of the Year
After a statewide nomination process, Washington STEM is pleased to announce that the 2022 Legislator of the Year Award will be given to Representative Dave Paul (LD 10). Read More
2022 Legislator of the Year Award
After a statewide nomination process, Washington STEM has selected Representative Dave Paul (10th LD) as the 2022 Legislator of the Year. Read More
Washington STEM 2022 Legislative Recap
For Washington STEM, the 2022 60-day legislative session was fast-paced, productive, and characterized by collaboration with educators, business leaders, and community members from across the state. Read More
Senator Claire Wilson and Representative Tana Senn Selected as 2021 Legislators of the Year
After a statewide nomination process, Washington STEM is pleased to announce that the 2021 Legislator of the Year Award will be given to Senator Claire Wilson (LD 30) and Representative Tana Senn (LD 41) for their leadership and efforts to pass the Fair Start for Kids Act in the 2021 legislative session. Read More
2021 Legislator of the Year Awards
After a statewide nomination process, Washington STEM is pleased to announce that the 2021 Legislator of Year award will be given to Senator Claire Wilson and Representative Tana Senn. Read More
Washington STEM: Advocacy Season 2022
As the 2022 Washington legislative season gets underway, Washington STEM, alongside our STEM Network partners, will continue to advance our policy priorities with Washington students of color, rural students, students experiencing poverty, and girls at the center of those efforts. Read More