May 15, 2015
Washington lawmakers stand ready to accept pay raises of 11.2 percent. At the same time, many of them seek to gut Initiative 1351, the state’s new class-size law, claiming we can't afford it.
Ranked 14th nationally for legislator pay in 2014 according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trust, this year’s double-digit increase would put Washington even closer to the top of the list in pay.
Meanwhile, budgets proposed in the state House and Senate require the repeal or suspension of I-1351, approved by voters in November to address chronic classroom overcrowding in the state. I-1351 moves Washington from 47th of the 50 states to about average in nation for class size.
Contact your lawmakers; tell them to follow the law!
Tell your legislators to honor Washington’s new class-size law. You can do it in less than three minutes by clicking this link: bit.ly/1KaocrW .