We did it! We have a HiCap bill in the Senate mandating universal screening and other more equitable identification practices! You can follow the progress of SB 6508 on the website of the Washington State Legislature. Through that link, you can comment on the bill, sign up to get email notifications or an RSS notification.
BUT NOW THE HARD WORK BEGINS.
We need a MOUNTAIN of advocates across the state to have any chance of getting this bill passed.
There are lots of ways you can help advocate: come to the bill hearing (we’ll send out a notice of date and time), to Gifted Ed Day, February 8th, to PTA Focus Day, January 29th, email your legislator, etc.
Sign up to help here: https://tinyurl.com/support6508
This survey has a wealth of information and opportunities for you. You don’t have to be able to make it to Olympia to help. Please have a look to see how you can help.