Lobby Days

There is no workforce in the state of Washington that has more at stake in decisions made by the Legislature than state employees.

The Legislature has control over our wages, benefits, and pensions. They adopt a state budget that determines the funding level for the services we provide. And they consider countless bills every year that can have an impact on everything from our working conditions to our job security.

As individuals we are powerless, but through our union we have a voice. 

State employees have the most vibrant member lobbying program in the state. Why? Because we have a strong union in WFSE. Every year hundreds of WFSE members travel to Olympia and speak directly with their representatives. State employees know first-hand about the needs and importance of the services we provide. We are strong advocates for the services we provide. By meeting directly with lawmakers, we make a real difference.

State employees can tell the true story about how we serve the public everyday, about the resources we need to be able to provide these critical services, and about the importance of being able to recruit and retain high-quality workforce.

Lobby training is a fun way to learn how to get engaged and be an effective advocate for the public, our families and for ourselves.

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How does it work? All you have to do is RSVP for a weekday of your choosing between January 9 and February 28th, 2018. 

You will receive a confirmation email with instructions and an email reminder before your Lobby Day.

On your Lobby Day, all we ask is that you arrive by 9AM and come to Olympia ready to make a difference. Family members, friends, and coworkers are welcome and encouraged to come too.

We will provide you with all the tools you need to be successful beginning with a legislative/Lobby Day overview.

We'll make sure you’re comfortable before leaving for your appointment, go to appointments in groups, or pair you up with a more seasoned union member lobbyist.

We make it easy for you!

  • Appointments with your legislators are scheduled for you ahead of time
  • We provide all the information you need to be successful on your visit
  • You will be reimbursed you for travel costs, including mileage, parking fees
  • Lodging and air travel is provided for members traveling from eastern Washington

If you have any more questions about our Member Lobby Days, don't hesitate to email Brandon Anderson [email protected].