With the 2019 Legislative session officially adjourned, we will be reviewing how bills related to the LGBTQ community fared in Olympia. We have a number of important victories, a few disappointments, and areas where we will try again next year. This Policy Roundtable will be broadcast on Facebook Live
. Participation is free and open to anyone interested in the topic.
Click here to go to GSBA's Facebook page. The event will be streamed from there starting at 5:30
This discussion will be moderated by Bish Paul
. Joining us will be members of the Washington State LGBTQ Legislative Caucus and GSBA members:
Rep. Nicole Macri (43rd District - Seattle) -
Nicole has more than 20 years of experience championing progressive causes on issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. She has been at the forefront of the Housing First movement nationally, and is a recognized leader in practical and effective strategies that end the homelessness of people living with serious disabilities. Outside the Legislature, Nicole is the Deputy Director for the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) in Seattle, where she has worked since 2002.
Sen. Marko Liias (21st District- Mukilteo) -
Marko has worked as a freelance journalist, communications advisor, and as a small business owner. For five years, Marko helped lead a small family business specializing in green residential construction. It was his involvement in the local chamber of commerce that led Marko to consider public service. In 2005, he was elected to the Mukilteo City Council, where he served for two years. In January 2008, Marko was appointed to the House of Representatives and served for six years. Then, in 2014, he was appointed to the Senate. Throughout his service in the Legislature, Marko has focused on policies to advance a strong economy based on good-paying jobs, a safe and quality education system, and a balanced transportation system that serves the whole community, including Sound Transit 3.
Bish Paul, Policy Manager at Washington STEM
- read more about Bish in this Crosscut profile