Lobby Training



Of course we engage in politics!

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

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. Every year they consider countless bills that can have an impact on everything from our working conditions to our job security.

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

WFSE has the most vibrant member lobbying program in the state. Every year hundreds of WFSE members travel to Olympia and speak directly with their representatives. Nobody knows better than we do about the importance of the services we provide, and nobody can advocate better for us than we do. Together, we make a real difference.

We are the experts.

We can tell the 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.


  • LOCATION: Seatac Doubletree (NW 1-2). Check-in at 9am. Training begins at 10am.
  • DEADLINE: RSVP by December 21.

AFSCME Council 28 will pay for airfare and/or mileage. If overnight lodging is required, please contact your local president for approval prior to making your request. If you require special accommodations, please make them on the online RSVP FORM.

Lunch is provided, but we cannot guarantee meals for members who don’t RSVP online by December 21, 2019.


For more information, contact WFSE Legislative and Political Actoin staff at 800-562-6002.