Access to democracy in 2021 Washington legislative session
Last updated 1/21/2021 at 3:55pm
There’s an old story about Elizabeth Willing Powel, the wife of the Philadelphia mayor, asking Benjamin Franklin, as he left the Constitutional Convention, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” To which Ben Franklin supposedly answered: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
This legislative session, which started on Jan. 11, will require you as a citizen to work harder than ever to keep our representative democracy…well…representative.
Access to democracy is a major topic at the start of this year’s gathering of lawmakers.
Earlier this month, the majority party...