8th District lawmakers to host citizen’s legislative workshop at Richland Public Library on Dec. 7

Tri-Citians interested in learning more about how to participate in the state’s legislative process are invited to join Senator Matt Boehnke, Representative Stephanie Barnard and Representative April Connors on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Richland Public Library for a citizen’s legislative workshop.

The 8th District lawmakers will cover the bill process, how committees work, public testimony, how to follow the process, and more.

“Hey everyone, let’s get real about making a difference! This December 7, at our legislative workshop, we’re all about dialing up the energy and getting everyone in the 8th District in on the action,” said Boehnke, R-Kennewick. “We’re tearing down the old-school barriers and making it super easy for you to have your say in the big decisions. It’s all about your voice, your vote, and rocking the boat in the best way possible. Let’s make this not just a meeting, but a movement where every one of us gets to shape our future. Be there, be heard, and let’s make some waves together!”

“This is a great chance for everyone to get involved in how laws are made,” said Barnard, R-Pasco. “When people in the 8th District share their thoughts, it helps make our government work better. I’m really excited about talking and meeting with people in the upcoming discussions.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for folks to learn the ins and outs of the Legislature,” said Connors, R-Kennewick. “Effective citizen participation will give the 8th District a strong voice in Olympia about the laws being made that affect every person living in our state. I hope to see a good turnout and a lively discussion.”

Residents interested in the event can RSVP on Connors’ Facebook page here: https://fb.me/e/41E8UgeUY

The 2024 legislative session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 8.