Travel to Olympia
to meet with your legislators.


Paper Petition Text pdf

Paper Petition Signature Sheet pdf

Signature Gathering Info pdf

WCSLit Impact Statements Coalition Vision and Mission information, as well as impact statements. pdf

WCSLit 2008 Legislative Agenda pdf

WCSLit Coalition Origins and Timeline pdf
Testimony statements from the Jan 11th Meeting of the Joint Task Force on Basic Education Finance:
Susan McBurney pdf
Kathy Egawa pdf
Sarah Applegate pdf

For links to research on school library effectiveness, please see our 'Research' tab

We are especially in need of folks to come to Olympia from the following communities (Can you help spread the word?
  • Wallingford / Fremont
  • Seattle / Queen Anne
  • Snohomish
  • Port Angeles / Hoquiam
  • Vancouver
  • Walla Walla / Pasco
  • Shelton / Bremerton
  • Renton / Madrona
  • Federal Way
  • Bellingham
  • Bothell
  • Spokane

Please take a moment to say thank you - the power of gratitude cannot be underestimated.

1. Call or email your legislators and the top leadership. They did what hasn't been done in 30 years!

Thank them for their courage to keep basic education reform alive this session. Be sure to say that you're thrilled that the reform includes libraries and teacher-librarians- thank them for listening.

Find your legislators here:

Rep. Frank Chopp, Speaker of the House
(360) 786-7920  

Senator Lisa Brown, Majority Leader
(360) 786-7604 

2. Call the Governor 1-360-902-4111

Please ask Governor Gregoire to sign 2261 when it reaches her desk. Let her know why education and school libraries matter to you.

3. Thank Senator Rosemary MacAuliffe, Chair, Senate Education and library champ

(360) 786-7600

    Thank Rep. Pat Sullivan, House Sponsor and library champ

(360) 786-7858


Thank Rep. Skip Priest and Rep. Ross Hunter for sticking with this effort and standing by library programs.

Thank you for growing a voice so strong that the unlikely became possible once again. We are grateful to the grassroots movement for having the tenacity to keep on speaking up!

Lisa, Susan and Denette