November Advocacy Newsletter

By November 30, 2020 advocacy, News No Comments

AIA|WA’s November Advocacy Newsletter may be downloaded HERE.  It covers the November state elections and previews the 2021 state legislative session – which will be unlike any other in the state’s history.  

We would also like to highlight the following AIA|WA events:

Capitol Connections – Jan. 25-29
Capitol Connections is AIA|WA’s annual lobby day in Olympia, where architects discuss issues important to the profession directly with their legislators. The event will be entirely virtual this year, with a kick-off webinar briefing, an opportunity to hear from key legislators on our issues, and online meetings with your legislators throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse into how your state legislature operates and an easy way to start building relationships with your legislators. It won’t ever get easier to participate than in 2021, so please consider joining your fellow architects from across the state in this important outreach effort.  More info.

WEBINAR: Clean Buildings Act Overview for Architects – Dec. 11, noon-1 pm
This webinar is designed to help architects understand the new Clean Buildings standards (voluntary until 2026) and to start thinking through the types of conversations they will need to have with commercial clients about it. The state Department of Commerce, which runs the program, will provide an overview, followed by Q&A.  More info.

WEBINAR: Navigating the State Legislative Session – Jan. 8, noon-1 pm
Join us for this webinar immediately before the legislative session begins. We’ll review how the legislative process works and help you learn to navigate the state’s legislative website with ease. These skills will allow you to follow the bills and issues you are interested in and better understand how you can maximize contacts to your legislators and best impact the process.  More info.

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