Legislative Commentary: April 18, 2019
Last updated 4/18/2019 at 10:48am
While I spent hour after hour this week debating and voting on legislation in the budget committee and in the Senate chamber, a woman from the town of Snohomish was out in front of the Capitol conducting what she calls a “fast in solidarity with starting southern resident orcas.”
An elderly woman staging a one-person protest to call attention to the orca situation is bound to attract the attention of the news media. It’s an easy story to tell, with lots of pictures and video to use. But what caught my eye are the words at the bottom of the white dry-erase board the woman...