It is time now to prepare for the NEXT Legislative Session...
During the management team meeting, WSFA Members talked about reaching out to key legislators to build support for
Fair Funding for next year. Most legislators from rural areas are
already very supportive of fairs. King County is our weak spot
because it has the most legislators and the majority are urban.
They simply do not understand the importance of Fairs! Pierce, Snohomish and Clallam Counties also have legislators in key
We need to get the message to legislators who sit
on the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Ways & Means
committee. Also, key members of leadership. Heather has identified them on
the attached spreadsheet. Those marked in the left column
are legislators who have supported fairs, but not as strong as we need
or those who have not supported in the past, but I think with some careful education, we could get them. This is our target list. Heather knows most of
them personally and can answer questions and provide
more background as needed.
Now, we need your help. What can Heather do
to help you all get volunteers, 4-H, FFA and more to contact
legislators? She would like to see those of you who have good
relationship with your legislators share your ideas.
If you don't know who your legislators are, find them here:
The fairs that depend the most on the
Fair Fund are youth shows and the most rural counties. In my testimony
this morning, I said if you want kids to learn responsibility,
teamwork, service to others, public speaking and so much more,
you need to provide an opportunity for them to practice those skills.
That’s what we do at fairs. Please support SB 6386.
Washington State Fairs Associaiton