Washington State SB5742 would take steps to block indefinite detention under the 2012 NDAA (and other federal acts), still applicable today. This bill must pass through the Senate Law & Justice Committee successfully before it can receive a full house vote. Take the following action steps to support this important bill.

1. Call the Senate Law & Justice Committee Chair, Mike Padden. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

(360) 786-7606

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on SB5742.

Steve O’Ban (R) Vice Chair (360) 786-7654
Jamie Pedersen (D) (360) 786-7628
Jeannie Darneille (D) (360) 786-7652
Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) (360) 786-7670
Kirk Pearson (R) (360) 786-7676
Pam Roach (R) (360) 786-7660

3.   Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days.   Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

4. Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.

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