LAC Meets Sunday with Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles,
Rep. Roger Goodman & Rep. Marcie Maxwell
Join us Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mercer Island Library to discuss marijuana policy and other judicial issues with two of our foremost experts. Rep. Marcie Maxwell will help us sort out education policy and the state's progress in implementing reform.
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (36th) sponsored legislation to codify growing, selling and buying medical marijuana, which was legalized by a citizen's initiative 13 years ago, but is subject to harassment by the federal government. Significant parts of the bill were vetoed by Governor Gregoire, leaving medical marijuana users and sellers in limbo.
Rep. Roger Goodman (45th) is a nationally known expert on ending the failed "war on drugs" that was started by Richard Nixon as a campaign ploy. He is a member of the House Judiciary committee that deals with the Three Strikes law and is the former Executive Director of the State Sentencing Commission.
Rep. Goodman is also a candidate for the 1st Congressional District, unless he ends up in the new 10th CD. At any rate, we look forward to hearing from him about his candidacy.
Rep. Marcie Maxwell (41st) is known for her passion for education. In a period of extreme budget cuts, she speaks in a nuanced way for educating all children. One can argue that no one can be elected in suburban King County without having a strong education platform, yet Democrats strongly support teachers unions and oppose charter schools. Rep. Maxwell stays current with the latest research and can help us thread the needle of progressive education policy.
We apologize for the lateness of this notice. Please come anyway! These legislators are all leaders in their fields and have great insights for us as we form our 2012 legislative agenda.