March 26, 2011

Calls needed this weekend to ensure CCO safety issues are included

SSB 5907 addresses safety concerns within DOC, but fails to extend these safety provisions to Community Corrections Officers. The bill just passed out of Senate Labor Commerce and is headed to Ways and Means.

Call the Legislative Hotline at 800-562-6000 this weekend and urge your Senators to support our community corrections officers by insisting that Community Corrections safety issues be included in SSB 5907.

Safety issues don't go away when offenders reach the community. CCO's need to be included in any advisory committees or safety studies that the legislature implements. Issues of safety need to be a mandatory issue at the bargaining table.

Calls are especially needed if your Senator is a member of the Ways and Means Committee:
Murray (D-43), Chair;
Kilmer (D-26), V-Chair/Capital Budget, Chair
Baumgartner (R-6)
Baxter (R-4)
Brown (D-3)
Conway (D-29)
Fraser (D-22)
Hatfield (D-19)
Hewitt (R-16)
Holmquist Newbry (R-13)
Honeyford (R-15)
Kastama (D-25)
Keiser (D-33)
Kohl-Welles (D-36)
Parlette (R-12), Capital
Pflug (R-5)
Pridemore (D-49)
Regala (D-27)
Rockefeller (D-23)
Schoesler (R-9)
Tom (D-48)
Zarelli (R-18)

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