Your urgent help is needed! Deadline TODAY to save Vulnerable User Bill

2/5 update: Fresh from Oly: Sen. Pam Roach signed on to SB 5838! Officially, SB5838 has been transmitted to the Rules Committee with a "do pass" recommendation. Onward!

Your help is needed to keep the Vulnerable User Bill alive!

Paul David shares photos of his recovery from a traumatic brain injury. (Photo: Eden Palmer)

Paul David shares photos of his recovery from a traumatic brain injury. (Photo: Eden Palmer)

Thanks for all of your support as we try to pass the Vulnerable User Bill in Washington. We had a successful hearing last week, when dozens of supporters came to Olympia in support of making our streets safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, children and older adults, and all users of our streets.

Our work is not yet done. The bill must be voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committe TODAY by 5:00 to remain viable this session.

Sens. Pam Roach, Bob McCaslin, Debbie Regala, Jim Hargrove or Mike Carrell could be the one crucial "YES" vote to pass this bill, SB 5838, through the judiciary committee.

Please take a moment to call their offices to tell your story and encourage these senators to sign in favor of the Vulnerable User Bill.

Who do you know in these districts who can call their senator? Friends, family, colleagues... We need people from within the districts who can make a difference TODAY.

Pam Roach
31st Dist. Auburn
E-mail:
Roach.Pam@leg.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 786-7660
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 562-6000
Fax: (360) 786-7173
District Phone: (253) 735-4210
 

Bob McCaslin
4th Dist. Spokane Valley
McCaslin.Bob@leg.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 786-7606
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 562-6000
Fax: (360) 786-7173

Debbi Regala
27th District Tacoma
Olympia Office: (360) 786-7652
Legislative Hotline - 1-800-562-6000
regala.debbie@leg.wa.gov 

Mike Carrell
28th District, Lakewood
E-mail:
Carrell.Mike@leg.wa.gov
Office Phone: (360) 786-7654
Home Phone: (253) 581-2859
Toll-Free: (800) 562-6000

Jim Hargrove
24th District, Hoquiam
hargrove.jim@leg.wa.gov
Olympia Office: (360) 786-7646
District Office: Hoquiam - (360) 533-9477

SB 5838 gives police officers a tool to increase the penalty for negligent drivers who seriously injure or kill pedestrians and bicyclists, making sure they attend a traffic safety course rather than just mailing in a ticket. It does not aim to punish drivers, but to educate them and keep chronic offenders from causing more harm.

We need these votes from the Senate Judiciary Committee within only a few hours to move the bill forward - please take a moment to call or email and share your concern.