Press & Media

Working for Future Generations on Fantastic Friday!

Dear Friends,  WWU has been working for nearly a decade on a Coast Salish-style longhouse following a request from Indigenous students who wants a cultural center on campus and a meeting place...

Welcome Back to Fantastic Friday!

Dear Friends,  Looking ahead to the pivotal election in November, we have our work cut out for us. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you back to Fantastic Friday! I am thrilled to bring...

Looking Back on Fantastic Friday in 2023

Dear Friends,  We’re just days away from the end of 2023. In so many ways, this has been a strong, productive year. Though we have not been without our hardships, I am proud of all that we have...

Taking a Breath on Fantastic Friday

Dear Friends,  We once again find ourselves in the most wonderful time of the year! It’s so important that as the days grow shorter and our calendars near their end, we take a moment before...

Supporting Our Future on Fantastic Friday

Dear Friends,  To start this week’s newsletter, I want to bring you an update on an unfortunate situation unfolding in Mount Vernon. Earlier this week, tubing from the main pipeline to a...

Making Space at the Table on Fantastic Friday

Dear Friends,  All of us in Olympia have an amazing role as elected officials. We are blessed to be able to uplift those voices who have not been heard enough, and to stand beside those...

Fantastic Friday on Thanksgiving Day!

Dear Friends,  This week, I’m excited to bring you Fantastic Friday one day early – on Thanksgiving! As we embark upon the holiday season, I can’t help but stress to each and every one of you...

Supporting Seven Generations to Come on Fantastic Friday

Dear Friends,  Last month, shortly before former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was removed from the position, Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government and avoid a...

Meeting People Where They Are on Fantastic Frday

Dear Friends,  For months now we have been talking about this year’s election – an off year campaign cycle that always needs extra attention. It’s easy to overlook these opportunities to vote,...

A Fantastic Friday Update from Rep. Lekanoff

Dear Friends,  Following the first-of-its kind ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last month, Republicans in the House of Representatives have elected a new Speaker of the House this week....

Ready to Run for a Third Term!

Dear Friends,  Serving as your voice in Olympia these past four years has truly been the honor of my lifetime, and I am proud to wake up each day and go to work on your behalf. Together we have...

An Update from Representative Lekanoff

Dear Friends,  This week, I made the decision to step down from serving on the board of Earth Justice to focus and prioritize my time with the community I serve right here in the 40th, including my...

Rest Easy, Chairwoman Loomis

Friends, it is with a heavy heart that we say until we meet again to Lorraine Loomis, Chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Lorraine passed earlier today surrounded by those she loved...

Vote for Debra Lekanoff for the 2021 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award

For Immediate ReleaseApril 19, 2021 EMILY’s List Announces Debra Lekanoff as a Nominee for 2021 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest...

Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! This day is important for me and so many others, and I want to take the time to thank the Washington Tribal leaders, elders, and...