Dr. of Dentistry and Community Outreach…

Dr. Rosalie Reddick Miller

Dr. Rosalie Reddick Miller, born in Georgia December 29, 1925, attended all African-American public schools and lived through her fair share of discrimination and segregation. Her father continued to tell her that she would become a dentist and, in 1951, Rosalie received her D.D.S from Fisk College. During the 1950’s in Georgia, Miller and her husband were active participants in the struggle for voting rights. In 1960, the mother of four passed her Washington State Dental Examination and gave birth to her fifth child in 1961. While caring for her children, she was an active member of the League of Women Voters and worked on the Forward Thrust Planning Committee. Dr. Miller worked with the Group Health Dental Cooperative, served as the director for the Community Health Board of Model Cities, and directed outreach programs to teach dental education. From 1976 to 1991, Rosalie served as the Assistant Professor of Dentistry; she was a mentor and a true advocate of the patient. Her greatest success was her 50 year marriage and the success of her children.

Bill Alert: SB 6110

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 6110: Prohibition employers from asking about arrests of convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position.

Link to the bill: SB 6110

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

*Feb 6 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM, WM – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass, Minority; do not pass, Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. * (Accessed on February 14, 2018)

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Why does this bill matter to you?

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  • Establishes the Washington fair chance act.
  • Prohibits an employer from including any question on an application for employment, from inquiring either orally or in writing, from receiving information through a criminal history background check, or from otherwise obtaining information about an applicant’s criminal record until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position.
  • Requires the state attorney general’s office to enforce this act.
  • Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.

 

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As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

An educational legacy…

Nora B. Adams

Nora B. Adams, born in Texas, November 20, 1928; her father was the local principal of the African American school and her family encouraged her to seek the best education possible. Nora moved to Dallas and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1945. In 1946, Nora moved to Seattle and received her B.A from Seattle University in 1952 and her Master in Education in 1959. Ms. Adams immediately began her teaching career at T.T. Minor Elementary School. In 1970, she became the principal of T.T. Minor and, between 1976 and 1989, she served as the principal of four other elementary schools. Ms. Adams’ greatest legacy, aside from the children she served, was her philanthropy. When she passed away, Nora left $600,000 to the Seattle Public Schools Scholarship Fund and $200,000 to cancer and heart research.

Working for equality…

Bertha Pitts Campbell

Bertha Pitts Campbell was born in Kansas, June 30, 1889; she became a prominent civil rights activist in Seattle. Bertha was the only African American student at Montrose High School where she delivered the valedictorian address in 1908. She attended Howard University as one of the 22 women at the school and co-founded Delta Sigma Theta in 1913. Bertha committed her life to activism an organizing. In 1936, she was the first African American woman to vote on the local YWCA board and served four terms as chairperson. In 1942, she was a charter member of the Christian Friends for Racial Equality working to expand housing and opportunities for the African American community until 1965. At 92, Bertha led 10,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta as they marched in Washington, D.C. to celebrate women’s suffrage. Throughout her life, Bertha worked tirelessly for equality, the Washington State House of Representatives honored her in 1987, and Seattle proclaimed June 13, 1987,as Bertha Pitts Campbell Day. Bertha lived to be 101 years old

Bill Alert: SB 6486

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 6486: Expanding Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Link to the bill: SB 6486

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

*Feb 1 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM in anticipation of other legislative action.* (Accessed on 1/31/2018)

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Why does this bill matter to you?

Individuals interested in bills related to apprenticeships.

  • Relating to expanding registered apprenticeship programs.

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As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: HB 2759

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 2759: Establishing the Washington State Women’s Commission.

Link to the bill: HB 2759

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

*Feb 3 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM in anticipation of other legislative action* (Accessed on 2/2/2018)

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Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Why does this bill matter to you?

For individuals interested in a Washington state women’s commission.

Creates the Washington state women’s commission in the office of the governor. Requires the director of the commission to:

  1. Monitor state legislation and advocate for legislation affecting women;
  2. Work with state agencies to assess programs and policies that affect women;
  3. Coordinate with the minority commissions and human rights commission to address issues of mutual concern; and
  4. Work as a liaison between the public and private sector to eliminate barriers to women’s economic equity.

 

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As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: HB 2888

 

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 2888: Addressing workplace bullying by making it an unfair practice to subject an employee to an abusive work environment

Link to the bill: HB 2888

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

*Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Labor and Workplace Standards at 8 am February 1.

(01/10/2018)*

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Why does this bill matter to you?

Individuals interested in bills related to Health and Wellness

  • Revises the state civil rights act to provide:
    • Legal recourse for employees who have been harmed by being deliberately subjected to abusive work environments; and
    • Legal incentives for employees to prevent and respond to mistreatment of employees at work.

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Bill Alert: SB 6029

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 6029: Establishing A student loan bill of rights

Link to the bill

Current Status from leg.wa.gov: *Jan 19 – Referred to Ways & Means. (01/24/2018)*

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Individuals interested in bills related to education.

  • Establishes the Washington student education loan bill of rights.
  • Requires the student achievement council to designate a student loan advocate.
  • Requires a study on impact and cost-effectiveness.
  • Creates the student loan advocate account.

 

 

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Securing Washington’s Clean Energy Future

From Jay Inslee, January 2018 Policy Brief

SECURING WASHINGTON’S CLEAN  ENERGY FUTURE

Inslee’s proposal will cut emissions, promote clean energy and protect state from worsening fires, floods, droughts

Signs of climate change are all around us. In Washington state and along the West Coast, we are experiencing droughts, record heat, salmon die-offs in warmer streams, ocean acidification and extreme storms. We’ve endured wildfires so intense that they’ve wiped out entire neighborhoods, filling our skies and lungs with smoke and ash for days at a time.

Now is the time to join together in action and put a price on carbon pollution. Doing so will allow us to reinvest in the all the things that drive down emissions … and by doing these things, we can save our forests. We can help rural economies. We can protect our waterways.” – Gov. Jay Inslee

Combating climate change requires a united effort. Washington joined with 14 other states and territories to create the U.S. Climate Alliance after the Trump administration indicated its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The Climate Alliance — representing more 40 percent of the U.S. economy — has pledged to meet its share of carbon reduction targets, consistent with the Paris Agreement.

Gov. Jay Inslee is advancing a carbon pricing plan that will reduce emissions from fossil fuels in Washington, protect the state from the impacts of climate change and boost one of our fastest growing job sectors — clean energy.

Below are copies of the complete Brief in Word and PDF format.

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