#TakeAction – February 5, 2020

Halfway through the week! Here is how you can #TakeAction today, February 5th.

🔶 Prevent new private detention facilities from opening in WA- Support HB 2576
🔶 Prohibit unlawful possession of firearms in WA- Support HB 26231)

1. Action: Support HB 2576 – Concerning Private Detention FacilitiesUrge your WA Representative on the Public Safety Committee (Mike Pellicciotti (LD30); Tina Orwall (LD33); Roger Goodman (LD45) ) to vote in their committee to approve HB 2576.

This bill aims to prevent private companies that contract with local, state and federal agencies, such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, from operating in Washington state. Under this bill, Washington state’s one private detention facility, the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma, would continue to detain people only for the duration of its contract, which expires in 2025. The bill could prevent other private facilities — whether criminal or civil — from opening.

2. Action: Support HB 2623 – Prohibiting possession of firearmsUrge your WA Representative on the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee to vote in their committee to approve HB 2623, prohibiting possession of firearms: Alex Ybarra (LD13); Christine Kilduff (LD28); Morgan Irwin (LD31); Tina Orwall (LD33); My-Linh Thai (LD41); Roger Goodman (LD45).This bill would prohibit the possession of a firearm for people who have been convicted of unlawful discharge of a firearm or animal cruelty.My-Linh Thai (41st LD).

**CALENDAR**We are posting more and more events (both for our group and outside of it) on our calendar. Check it out! http://www.indivisible-wa8.com/calendar/

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