Participating in the Process

You are a vital part of the legislative process. The legislative web site offers ways to contact a legislator and even participate in committee hearing activity. See below for information about the different options. ​

​Communicating with a Legislato​r​

Send an Ema​il​​
You can send an email message to your elected official by clicking their name hyperlin​k​.

Send a Message about a Bill​​​​​
After searching for a bill, click the "Comment on a Bill" button on the Bill Summary Page to send a message to your elected official and share your opinion. You can request a response to your message if you wish.

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​​​Participating in ​a Committee Hearing
Testifying in a Committee Hearing
Duri​ng the Legislative Session, you can register to testify in a​ virtual committee hearing either in person or remotely through Zoom in a similar manner as you would on campus. If you frequently testify on bills, you may find it useful to create a Legislative Account.​​ An account allows you to autofill sign-in information and view and edit your sign-in history.

Submitting Written Testimony to a Committee
If you do not wish to testify in a committee ​hearing, you can still submit written testimony on a bill for the archived legislative record​.

Get Your Position on a Bill Noted for Legislative Record
If you wish, you could choose to have your position noted. The Committee Sign In - Remote Testimony​ page also allows you to select a chamber, committee, and bill, then indicate you wish to have your position noted for the archived legislative record​​.


Reasonable Accommodations
If you require an accommodation to testify before a committee or attend a committee meeting, please refer to options on the Legislature’s Americans with Disabilities Act Information https://leg.wa.gov/legislature/pages/adainfo.aspx page.

Spoken Language Interpretation If you require spoken language interpretation to testify before a committee or attend a committee meeting, please contact the ADA Coordinator​ in advance. The more advance notice you are able to provide, the higher likelihood that your request can be fulfilled.


Need help to figure out where to start? You can also contact the Legislative Hotline at 1.800.562.6000.