Futurewise 2024 Legislative Campaign Kick Off Recap!

November 29, 2023

On Wednesday November 8th, Futurewise hosted our campaign kick-off for the 2024 legislative session. A huge thank you to the 80+ volunteers and partners that joined, made signs, and signed up to volunteer in our upcoming December Week of Action. We also want to thank Representative Julia Reed and our very own Kate Brunette for sharing our vision for the Connecting Communities campaign. The work we have planned is going to take a team effort. If you weren’t able to make it, no worries; here is a quick recap.

Connecting Communities

This year, a big focus of our work will be on connecting communities to their work, school, play and more. In the past few years, we’ve been tremendously successful in passing major pieces of legislation that are transforming how our state is planning for new growth. Now it’s time to continue to build on our success AND fight to maintain our wins. Futurewise will be working with you and with our legislators to shape legislation and secure funding that promotes transit-oriented, climate resilient and affordable communities across the state. Making it easier for people to get around without a car is a crucial element of drawing down carbon pollution and fighting climate change. It’s also central to building connected communities where people can more easily access their jobs, child care, schools, grocery stores, parks and more.

Next Steps

Leading up to session, we will be having great opportunities for you to get involved! First up is a week of action!

  • Fri Dec 8, 5:30-6:30pm Tacoma Letters to the Editor Workshop (in person)
  • Mon Dec 11, 5:30-6:30pm – Volunteer Campaign Meeting (virtual)
  • Tues Dec 12, 5:30-6:30pm – Virtual Letter Writing (virtual)
  • Weds Dec 13, times vary – In-Person Letter-Writing (Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma)
  • Thurs Dec 14, 5:30-6:30pm – Personal Posting Party (virtual)
  • Friday Dec 15, all day – Online Outreach to Legislators (virtual)

If that week doesn’t work, you can sign up to be notified for all future volunteer events here. Also, make sure you’re signed up for our email list as we will be providing updates their as well.