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HB 1525 will have it's first hearing in the Senate next Thurs, March 21 at 10am. This is the Senate Human Services & Corrections committee, which is the same committee that the majority voted YES on the brief no-veto version of SB 5118. This is one of our last chances to get the bill modified so ALL WA adoptees can get their original birth certificate.
But we need HELP!!
We need 100+ birth moms and birth family, adoptees and families, and adoptive parents to show up to this hearing all wearing RED!
Why red? I went to a town hall meeting last year and there were a bunch of teachers there, all wearing red. Looking around that room all you could see was a sea of red. The legislators couldn't deny the amount of teachers that had showed up in support!
We've had a major problem the last year where the legislators in Olympia are listening more to their colleagues than they are listening to all of you. This is not right! This is why we need as many people as possible to show up in Olympia next week, all in red showing solidarity, all sending the same message:
ALL WASHINGTON ADOPTEES DESERVE TO BE TREATED EQUALLY!!
Even if you're not comfortable giving a testimony, we still need you there in red! If we don't have a huge number of people, we won't have an impact.
BIRTH / FIRST / NATURAL MOMS! You are the key in this! We need as many of you there as we can get! We need WA moms because this is our state, and wedefinitely need OR moms to say "nothing catastrophic happened in Oregon when we changed this law 13 years ago!"
Since we'll all be there, we'd like to also have a peaceful demonstration after the hearing to get the attention of all the legislators down there so none of them can deny the support when it's time for them to vote on these bills.
Please let us know if you can commit to showing up in Olympia next Thursday, March 21 at 10am, what your connection to adoption is, and if you'd like to testify.(washingtonadopteerigh email@example.com)
LET'S DO THIS!!!
(Washington Coalition of Adoptee Rights and Equality)
Wa-Care represents the thousands of adopted people in Washington State who are denied access to their original identities. Our group, which consists of adoptees, birth families, and adoptive families, has been working for equality for adopted adults since 2008.
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