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RPEC Legislative Day


Plan to attend and to have members from your chapter also attend!

WHEN: Monday, February 5, 2018 (See Agenda below)

WHERE: Hotel RL Olympia (Red Lion), 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia

To call to make reservations please call 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466) and use the booking code RETI0205

Click here to make a reservation online

WHY:  To communicate in a loud, united voice that we will fight to protect and improve our retirement benefits!

To move our legislative priorities forward, we need a LARGER VOICE!  Once again, we will be teaming up with Washington Education Association Retired (WEA-R) for Legislative Day 2018.  Their issues are the same as ours including reminding lawmakers that public pensions are a promise that benefits our state’s economy, and that we oppose the creation of a Plan 4 (which would undermine ALL CURRENT PLANS), and want the legislature to restore the Plan 1 COLA and the PEBB Medicare Benefit.

We will be hosting a joint reception with WEA-Retired members from 6:00pm – 8:00pm the same evening, Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Hotel RL Olympia and inviting lawmakers.

We will have buses, one of which is handicap accessible, transporting members to and from the Capitol.

Tentative Agenda

  • 11:00 – LUNCH
  • 11:30 to 1:30 – Programs                 
    • Welcome – Kandy Kraig, RPEC President
    • Flag Salute – Brenda Williams, RPEC Vice President
    • Legislative Issues – Maria Britton-Sipe, Executive Director of RPEC
    • Legislative Goals + Advocacy, Emily Murphy
  • 1:00 to 1:30  – Buses to Capitol 
  • 1:30  – Action at Capitol  
  • 1:30 to 4:30 – Meetings, Council Office booking appointments 
  • 4:30pm – Last pick up by Bus 
  • 6:00 to 8:00 – Legislative Reception

RPEC will pay mileage, but we encourage carpooling. The reimbursement rate is 35 cents per mile.  Chapter are responsible for hotel room expenses.

Please fill out the registration form and return by Friday, January 5th.   If you have any questions, please feel free call the office at 1-800-562-6097.